Waldo, AR

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Waldo's Livability

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    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • B-
    Job Market
  • B+
    Diversity
  • C+
    Crime
  • C-
    Commute
  • C+
    Education
  • B
    Weather
  • F
    Amenities

About Waldo, AR

Waldo, AR is located in Columbia County in the state of Arkansas.

The total City Population for Waldo is about 1,337 with about 241 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $46,912, which is roughly 49% lower than the Average Home Value of $91,557 for the state of Arkansas, and roughly 75% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $29,954, which is roughly 25% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $40,120 for the state of Arkansas, and roughly 48% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Waldo Population 1,337
Average Home Value $46,912
Median Household Income $29,954
Median Age 38.8
Unemployment Rate 4.9%
Politics 63.83% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.46
Male Population Estimate: 56.2%
Female Population Estimate: 43.8%
Median Age: 38.8
Male Median Age: 37.3
Female Median Age: 40.2

Racial Demographic Estimates

Black:74.2%
White:25.6%
Asian:0.4%
Indian:0.3%
Hispanic:0.2%
Other:0.2%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Columbia County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Boozman
U.S. Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
Tom Cotton
U.S. Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
State governor
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 63.83%
Democratic: 32.66%
Other: 2.07%
Green: 0.82%
Libertarian: 0.62%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Waldo specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Columbia County: About 6.59737 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Columbia County: About 316.845 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Columbia County is about 40% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 9% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Waldo is about 4.9%.

Arkansas is ranked #34 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 30.43 out of 100.

34th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 46.91

The average living wage for the state of Arkansas is $30.85/hr, while the states minimum wage is $11.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Arkansas a minimum wage score of 71.73 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.63/hr, which gives Arkansas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 1.92 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Arkansas is $220.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 54.07 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Arkansas does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Arkansas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Arkansas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Arkansas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Arkansas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Arkansas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Arkansas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Arkansas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Arkansas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Arkansas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Arkansas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Arkansas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Arkansas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Arkansas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Arkansas does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Arkansas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Arkansas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Arkansas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Arkansas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Arkansas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 71770
Latitude: 33.352400
Longitude: -93.295600
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 304.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 870