Waldo, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 272 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 142  (52.4%)
Females: 130  (47.6%)
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 35160.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,572 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Waldo:

$38,572
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $21,281 (it was $13,743 in 2000)

Waldo town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $70,361 (it was $55,000 in 2000)
Waldo:

$70,361
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $96,235; detached houses: $153,380; mobile homes: $47,681

Median gross rent in 2019: $822.

March 2019 cost of living index in Waldo: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.7%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.2% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Waldo, AL (2019)
    • 12553.0%White alone
    • 10544.5%Black alone
    • 41.7%Two or more races

Races in Waldo detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (34.3%), Irish (2.9%), Italian (1.2%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 660 feet

Land area: 2.84 square miles.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (very low).

Waldo, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $299 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $276 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hoover, AL (44.6 miles , pop. 62,742).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (45.9 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (591.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Talladega, AL (2.2 miles ),
Munford, AL (3.3 miles ),
Sycamore-Winterboro, AL (3.4 miles ),
Ashland, AL (3.8 miles ),
Renfroe-Lanier, AL (3.9 miles ),
Lincoln, AL (3.9 miles ),
Bynum, AL (3.9 miles ),
Millerville-Hollins, AL (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 33.39 N, Longitude: 86.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 256

Distribution of median household income in Waldo, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Waldo, AL in 2019
Waldo satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Waldo, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (20.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (4.1%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.3%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.3%)
  • Food (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (31.4%)
  • Food (11.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (11.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • Furniture & home furnishings, household appliance stores (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
Most common occupations in Waldo, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (21.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.8%)
  • Cashiers (7.8%)

Average climate in Waldo, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 90.1. This is worse than average.

City:

90.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2006 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Waldo-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 118% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/1/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Waldo town center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 tornado 18.8 miles away from the town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Waldo-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Waldo center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 206.8 miles away from Waldo center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Talladega County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Waldo topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Waldo:

  • TALLADEGA HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • DAVITA TALLADEGA (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • COMFORT CARE HOSPICE OF TALLADEGA (Hospital, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • LANDMARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • BAPTIST CITIZENS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • CITIZENS BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; TALLADEGA, AL)
  • CLAY COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ASHLAND, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Waldo:

  • Southern Union State Community College (about 33 miles; Wadley, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,120)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 34 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Gadsden State Community College (about 42 miles; Gadsden, AL; FT enrollment: 4,650)
  • Jefferson State Community College (about 43 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 6,041)
  • Samford University (about 45 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 3,829)
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (about 46 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 14,853)
  • Virginia College-Birmingham (about 46 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 8,167)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Waldo Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Waldo: Lane Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Lake Socapatoy (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mump Creek (A), Chatham Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Talladega County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

64.3%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.4%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Waldo:

Marital status in Waldo, AL
  • Never married: 38.2%
  • Now married: 34.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Waldo:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Waldo, AL (based on Talladega County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant33,499139
Mainline Protestant4,53837
Black Protestant3,64525
Catholic1,7694
Other5544
None38,286-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Talladega County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Here:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Talladega County:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Talladega County:

4.99 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.8%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.8%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.9%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Waldo:

49.3%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Waldo:

44.7%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Waldo:

29.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.9%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Waldo:

15.3%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Waldo:

6.6
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Waldo:

52.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Waldo:

82.9%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Waldo, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$996
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$270
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,266

Waldo government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $81,000 ($297.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $39,000 ($143.38)
    Electric Utilities: $12,000 ($44.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,000 ($3.68)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $68,000 ($250.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($25.74)

Waldo government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($29.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $246,000 ($904.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $27,000 ($99.26)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $19,000 ($69.85)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($33.09)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,000 ($3.68)
    Property: $1,000 ($3.68)

Waldo government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $132,000 ($485.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $112,000 ($411.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($73.53)

Waldo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,000 ($238.97)

5.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Calhoun County, AL  1.33% ($40,186 average AGI)
from St. Clair County, AL  0.59% ($40,560)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.47% ($44,039)


6.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calhoun County, AL  1.41% ($36,956 average AGI)
to St. Clair County, AL  0.64% ($35,126)
to Shelby County, AL  0.51% ($69,942)

Strongest AM radio stations in Waldo:

  • WVOK (1580 AM; 3 kW; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNUZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZX (780 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LINEVILLE, AL; Owner: ROBERT A. PERRY)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFHK (1430 AM; 5 kW; PELL CITY, AL; Owner: STOCKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHMA (1390 AM; 5 kW; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: CASEY NETWORK, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Waldo:

  • WSSY-FM (97.5 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: GREAT SOUTH RFDC, LLC)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WTDR (92.7 FM; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: JACOBS BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WASZ (95.5 FM; ASHLAND, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTRB-FM (98.3 FM; SYLACAUGA, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRAX (107.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIB (91.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: GLEN IRIS BAPTIST SCHOOL)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W269AX (101.7 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBPT (106.9 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHK (98.7 FM; WARRIOR, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMAX-FM (105.3 FM; BOWDON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZZK-FM (104.7 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WODL (97.3 FM; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBHM (90.3 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEES/U OF AL AT BIRMINGHAM)
  • WYSF (94.5 FM; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Waldo:

  • WCIQ (Channel 7; MOUNT CHEAHA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W63CK (Channel 63; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BOWLIN BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WIAT (Channel 42; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJSU-TV (Channel 40; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WBIQ (Channel 10; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WTTO (Channel 21; HOMEWOOD, AL; Owner: WTTO LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBRC (Channel 6; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • W29AO (Channel 29; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WBRC LICENSE, INC.)
  • WOIL-LP (Channel 47; TALLADEGA, AL; Owner: BOWLIN BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)
  • Waldo, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents15
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count7399
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11207
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2067
  • Fatalities8184
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17667
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents827
See more detailed statistics of Waldo fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 20.3mTotal length
  • $5,735,000Total costs
  • 5,230Total average daily traffic
  • 449Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,686Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Waldo, AL
  • 70.0%Electricity
  • 26.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Waldo, AL
  • 65.0%Electricity
  • 25.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.0%Utility gas


Waldo compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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