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Waldo, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Waldo had a population of 1,086 as of July 1, 2016. Waldo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waldo is located at latitude 29.792 and longitude -82.1669 in Alachua County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waldo (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Alachua County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The City of Waldo (GNIS ID: 2405660) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Waldo is located within Waldo CCD of Alachua County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Waldo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Waldo, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,086
Population in Households 1,085
Population in Familes 839
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 499
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 444
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 272
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 282 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 162 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $99,383
Average Home Value $154,787


Median Household Income $42,395
Average Household Income $53,404
Per Capita Income $21,742
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.06%
Households 1.16% 1.1%
Families 1.69% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.65%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Waldo, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waldo to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 738 20th
Population Density1 # 712 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 453 51st
Median Household Income # 542 41st
Per Capita Income # 591 36th

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