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Wauchula, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Wauchula had a population of 5,021 as of July 1, 2017. Wauchula ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wauchula is located at latitude 27.547 and longitude -81.8101 in Hardee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wauchula (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The City of Wauchula (GNIS ID: 2405690) 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 Wauchula is located within Wauchula CCD of Hardee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wauchula population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Wauchula, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,021
Daytime Population: Workers 2,568
Daytime Population: Residents 3,687
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,255
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 4,893
Population in Familes 3,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 128
Population Density2 1,548
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $37,154
Average Household Income $46,611
Per Capita Income $14,872


Total Housing Units 1,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 810 (45.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 732 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $92,408
Average Home Value $124,722


Total Households 1,542
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 1,080
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.12% 0.11%
Households 0.02% 0.06%
Families 0.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Wauchula, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauchula to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 472 49th
Population Density # 474 49th
Diversity Index # 54 94th
Median Household Income # 729 21st
Per Capita Income # 858 7th

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