Waldron, AR


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Waldron is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 3,442 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Waldron is the 87th largest community in Arkansas.

When you are in Waldron, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 50.62% of Waldron’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Waldron is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waldron who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), teaching (6.83%), and farm management occupations (5.20%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Waldron is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Waldron spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Waldron doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Waldron, just 11.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Waldron in 2010 was $14,853, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,412 for a family of four. Waldron also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.51% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Waldron is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waldron home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waldron residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Waldron also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waldron include Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Waldron is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.

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