Wauchula, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wauchula, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Wauchula had a population of 5,199 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

City of Wauchula, FL Boundary Map

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Wauchula, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,199
Population in Households 5,067
Population in Familes 4,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 1,563
Diversity Index2 78
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,599
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 1,119
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 850 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 749 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 226 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $85,178
Average Home Value $111,190
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,708
Average Household Income $46,323
Per Capita Income $14,562
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.83%
Households 0.64% 0.85%
Families 0.84% 0.77%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.

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Wauchula, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wauchula to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 453 51st
Population Density1 # 452 51st
Diversity Index2 # 53 94th
Median Household Income # 617 33rd
Per Capita Income # 830 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.