Waldo, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Waldo, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Waldo had a population of 32 as of July 1, 2017. Waldo ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Waldo is located at latitude 39.1199 and longitude -98.7979 in Russell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Waldo (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Russell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,713 feet.

The City of Waldo (GNIS ID: 2397170) 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.

The City of Waldo is located within Township of Waldo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Russell 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Waldo: Pleasant Run.

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Waldo, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32
Daytime Population: Workers 8
Daytime Population: Residents 20
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 32
Population in Familes 25
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 88
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,089
Average Household Income $61,452
Per Capita Income $27,446


Total Housing Units 44 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13 (29.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3 ( 6.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (63.6%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $79,167


Total Households 16
Average Household Size 2.0
Family Households 10
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.89% 0.62%
Households 0.89% 1.22%
Families 5.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Waldo, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Waldo to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 651 3rd
Population Density # 639 5th
Diversity Index # 507 25th
Median Household Income # 555 18th
Per Capita Income # 247 63rd

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