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Wewahitchka, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Wewahitchka had a population of 2,195 as of July 1, 2016. Wewahitchka ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wewahitchka is located at latitude 30.1262 and longitude -85.1907 in Gulf County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wewahitchka (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Gulf County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Wewahitchka (GNIS ID: 2405724) 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Wewahitchka is located within Wewahitchka CCD of Gulf County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wewahitchka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wewahitchka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,195
Population in Households 2,185
Population in Familes 1,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 918
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 594
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,261 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 630 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 288 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 343 (27.2%)
Median Home Value $91,063
Average Home Value $132,564


Median Household Income $32,862
Average Household Income $43,417
Per Capita Income $18,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.65% 1.23%
Households 1.78% 1.36%
Families 1.63% 1.25%
Median Household Income   -2.42%
Per Capita Income   0.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wewahitchka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wewahitchka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 640 30th
Population Density1 # 766 17th
Diversity Index2 # 636 31st
Median Household Income # 799 13th
Per Capita Income # 729 21st

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