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Hillsdale County

Population in 2012: 532 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.8%
 

Males: 252  (47.4%)
Females: 280  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  34.1 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 49288.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $23,619 (it was $30,417 in 2000)
Waldron:

$23,619
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $12,294

Waldron village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $62,018 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Waldron:

$62,018
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $73,344; Detached houses: $75,175; Mobile homes: $40,625

Median gross rent in 2011: $555.

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  • White alone - 522 (97.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Waldron: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.5%), Irish (14.8%), English (12.7%), United States (7.3%), Polish (4.1%), French (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 1.02 square miles.

Population density: 519 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Waldron:

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Waldron village:

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 42.7%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 21.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  0.3%
Michigan:  6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Waldron, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Waldron to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,039 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $725 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Toledo, OH (43.7 miles , pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (168.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Alvordton, OH (2.1 miles ), Fayette, OH (2.4 miles ), Pioneer, OH (2.8 miles ), Hudson, MI (3.1 miles ), West Unity, OH (3.1 miles ), Morenci, MI (3.2 miles ), Holiday City, OH (3.3 miles) , Clayton, MI (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 41.73 N, Longitude: 84.42 W

Area code: 517

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.0%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+1.4%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (24%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Waldron-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.4 miles away from the Waldron village center killed 21 people and injured 293 people.

On 3/27/1991, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the village center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waldron-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from Waldron center
On 4/17/1990 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hillsdale County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Wes Wilkin - College basketball player (Eastern Illinois Panthers).

Political contributions by individuals in Waldron, MI

Amtrak station near Waldron:

  • 19 miles: BRYAN (PAIGE & LYNN STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waldron:

  • Jackson Community College (about 31 miles; Jackson, MI; Full-time enrollment: 3,739)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 34 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • University of Toledo (about 42 miles; Toledo, OH; FT enrollment: 18,275)
  • Owens Community College (about 47 miles; Perrysburg, OH; FT enrollment: 8,441)
  • Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (about 47 miles; Bowling Green, OH; FT enrollment: 14,693)
  • Monroe County Community College (about 51 miles; Monroe, MI; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (about 52 miles; Ann Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 38,873)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Waldron:

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Library in Waldron:

  • WALDRON DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $71,233; Location: 107 NORTH MAIN STREET; 14,303 books; 202 audio materials; 838 video materials; 7 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Waldron: Waldron District Library (A), Wright - Waldron Fire and Ambulance Association (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Waldron include: Church of Christ (A), Waldron Wesleyan Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Waldron Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hillsdale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.2%
(28.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This village:  2.5 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Waldron, MI


3 people in nursing homes in 2000

Waldron compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Waldron travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (79%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Waldron (based on Hillsdale County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.78%
Here23.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAPresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist Churches
Adherents26.2%12.3%6.9%6.8%6.1%
Congregations1.6%21.3%6.6%4.9%8.2%
NameNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOld Order AmishSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.8%3.7%3.7%3.6%26.8%
Congregations4.9%9.8%3.3%1.6%37.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Hillsdale County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hillsdale County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hillsdale County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

6.21 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Hillsdale County:

29.3%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hillsdale County:

16.3%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$3,542
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,302
Streets and Highways 1$2,214$26,5681$620
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,550
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$649
Water Supply 0$0 3$1,959
Totals for Government 1$2,214$26,56811$9,622


5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,684 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($226 average AGI)
Hillsdale County:

0.07%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Jackson County, MI  0.96% ($36,540 average AGI)
from Lenawee County, MI  0.76% ($31,992)
from Branch County, MI  0.59% ($27,596)


6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Jackson County, MI  0.90% ($33,163 average AGI)
to Lenawee County, MI  0.80% ($36,526)
to Branch County, MI  0.71% ($24,508)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waldron:

  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTKA (1050 AM; 10 kW; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJKN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; JACKSON, MI)
  • WTVB (1590 AM; 5 kW; COLDWATER, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WDEO (990 AM; 9 kW; YPSILANTI, MI; Owner: WORD BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waldron:

  • WAAQ (88.3 FM; ONSTED, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZV (102.5 FM; HUDSON, MI; Owner: FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS OF HUDSON INC)
  • WMTR-FM (96.1 FM; ARCHBOLD, OH; Owner: NOBCO, INC.)
  • WGBE (90.9 FM; BRYAN, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/G FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WPCJ (91.1 FM; PITTSFORD, MI; Owner: PITTSFORD EDUC. B/CING FOUNDATION)
  • WBCY (89.5 FM; ARCHBOLD, OH; Owner: TAYLOR UNIVERSITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYSA (88.5 FM; WAUSEON, OH; Owner: SIDE BY SIDE, INC.)
  • WQTE (95.3 FM; ADRIAN, MI; Owner: FRIENDS COMMUNICATIONS OF MI, INC.)
  • WLZZ (104.5 FM; MONTPELIER, OH; Owner: LAKE CITIES BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXQQ (96.9 FM; WAUSEON, OH; Owner: CORNERSTONE CHURCH, INC.)
  • WBNO-FM (100.9 FM; BRYAN, OH; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WCSR-FM (92.1 FM; HILLSDALE, MI; Owner: WCSR, INC)
  • WDFM (98.1 FM; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Waldron:

  • WLMB (Channel 40; TOLEDO, OH; Owner: DOMINION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDFM-LP (Channel 19; DEFIANCE, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WINM (Channel 63; ANGOLA, IN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Waldron fatal accident list:

Oct 22, 1977 11:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Waldron)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Waldron Grain, Lat: 41.727778 Lon: -84.415278, Type: Silo, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQOE511
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/31/2011, Expiration Date: 08/31/2021, Certifier: Lucinda L Bernath Mrs
    Registrant: Waldron Communication Company, 115 South Main Street, Waldron, MI 49288, Phone: (517) 286-6211, Fax: (517) 286-6219, Email:
  • HWY 127 SOUTH, 15039-1/2 Seeley Road (Lat: 41.709000 Lon: -84.379722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPS770
    Assigned Frequencies: 11095.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/07/2012, Expiration Date: 08/07/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • RANSOM, Ransom Cell Site (Lat: 41.742500 Lon: -84.591667), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 81.9 m, Call Sign: WQQD438
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/06/2012, Expiration Date: 11/06/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: K8YYF, Licensee ID: L01270637
    Grant Date: 04/19/2007, Expiration Date: 05/16/2017, Certifier: John E Marker
    Registrant: John E Marker, 13951 Lickley Rd, Waldron, MI 49288
  • Call Sign: KB8UBE, Licensee ID: L00854515
    Grant Date: 04/27/2004, Expiration Date: 07/15/2014, Certifier: Max K Masters
    Registrant: Max K Masters, 6251 E Camden Rd, Waldron, MI 49288
  • Call Sign: WA8DCK, Licensee ID: L01331455
    Grant Date: 10/13/2007, Expiration Date: 12/10/2017
    Registrant: Russell M Gee, 8620 Buckeye Rd, Waldron, MI 49288
  • Call Sign: WA8PNN, Licensee ID: L01145152
    Grant Date: 04/28/2006, Expiration Date: 05/22/2016
    Registrant: Imo J Gee, 8620 Buckeye Rd, Waldron, MI 49288
  • Call Sign: WB8SUA
    Grant Date: 02/20/1997, Expiration Date: 02/20/2007, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2009
    Registrant: Maurice J Shadel, 341 Church St, Waldron, MI 49288


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Waldron, MI

Most common first names in Waldron, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1178.2 years
John976.3 years
James772.0 years
William775.0 years
Arthur779.2 years
Hazel681.5 years
Harold672.2 years
Mildred684.3 years
Mary687.2 years
Donald565.8 years
Most common last names in Waldron, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bernath877.6 years
Robison786.1 years
Myers781.3 years
Smith673.6 years
Eidenier674.2 years
Hephner577.8 years
Carpenter575.2 years
Terrill580.8 years
Gee574.8 years
Masters580.8 years
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