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Welcome to Waldo ...

The city of Waldo is located in Columbia County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Waldo, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waldo has a population of 1,268 people<2> (see below for details).

Waldo is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waldo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Waldo is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Waldo: 71770<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waldo had an population of 1,268 people. This is a decrease of 7.58% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 20.45% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waldo had a population of 1,372 people (which is 5.59% of the total population of Columbia County). This makes Waldo the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Waldo represents 0.05% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,372 people, the population of Waldo decreased 13.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,594 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Waldo.

Communities Also Named Waldo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Waldo - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Waldo.

Communities near Waldo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Waldo.

  • Magnolia
  • Stamps
  • Lewisville
  • Stephens
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    • Stephens lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Waldo.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stephens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stephens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stephens<6>
  • Taylor
  • McNeil
  • Emerson
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    • Emerson lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Waldo.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
  • Rosston
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    • Rosston lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Waldo.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosston
  • Buckner
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    • Buckner lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Waldo.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
  • Willisville
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    • Willisville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Waldo.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Waldo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Waldo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Waldo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Waldo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Waldo. See our Newspapers Page for Waldo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waldo ...

Looking for more information about Waldo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waldo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waldo.

Adding Waldo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Waldo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Waldo was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Waldo post office opened in 1884.

We also found Waldo in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Waldo.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Waldo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Waldo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Waldo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Waldo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Waldo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waldo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WaldoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waldo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3530, Longitude: -93.2947    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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