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Waldo, Florida

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Welcome to Waldo ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Waldo has a population of 1,008 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Waldo.

Waldo is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Waldo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Waldo: (352)

The ZIP code for Waldo: 32694<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Waldo had an population of 1,008 people. This is a decrease of 0.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Waldo had a population of 1,015 people. This makes Waldo the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,015 people, the population of Waldo increased 23.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 821 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Waldo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Waldo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Waldo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Waldo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, 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.

  • Gainesville [Alachua County]
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    • Gainesville [Alachua County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Waldo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133,997 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<6>
  • Alachua [Alachua County]
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    • Alachua [Alachua County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Waldo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,899 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alachua<6>
  • Starke [Bradford County]
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    • Starke [Bradford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Waldo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,422 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starke<6>
  • Lake Butler [Union County]
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    • Lake Butler [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Waldo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,804 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Butler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Butler<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Keystone Heights [Clay County]
    • Hawthorne [Alachua County]
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      • Hawthorne [Alachua County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Waldo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,522 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawthorne<6>
    • Lawtey [Bradford County]
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      • Lawtey [Bradford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Waldo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 725 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawtey<6>
    • Hampton [Bradford County]
    • La Crosse [Alachua County]
    • Worthington Springs [Union County]

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Alachua, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Waldo) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Waldo. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 29.7905, Longitude: -82.1675    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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