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Wauchula, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Wauchula had a population of 5,150 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 5,150
Population in Households 5,020
Population in Familes 4,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 130
Population Density1 1,588
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,582
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 1,107
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 752 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $95,425
Average Home Value $119,988


Median Household Income $37,186
Average Household Income $44,317
Per Capita Income $14,176
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.31%
Households 0.43% 0.24%
Families 0.61% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.

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, 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 # 462 50th
Population Density1 # 456 50th
Diversity Index2 # 55 94th
Median Household Income # 691 25th
Per Capita Income # 863 6th

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