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Wauchula, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Wauchula is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hardee County at latitude 27.547 and longitude -81.8101. Hardee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 115 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wauchula, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wauchula, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wauchula indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

City of Wauchula, FL Boundary Map

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Wauchula, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,040
Population in Households 4,908
Population in Familes 3,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 1,516
Diversity Index2 78
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,547
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 1,080
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 818 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 729 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $82,761
Average Home Value $111,233
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,194
Average Household Income $45,131
Per Capita Income $14,172
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.18% 0.09%
Households 0.02% 0.01%
Families 0.2% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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, 2014 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 # 458 50th
Population Density1 # 462 50th
Diversity Index2 # 44 95th
Median Household Income # 650 29th
Per Capita Income # 837 9th

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