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Wahneta, Florida - Basic Facts

The Wahneta Census Designated Place had a population of 5,104 as of July 1, 2016. Wahneta 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 Wahneta is located at latitude 27.9587 and longitude -81.7288 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Wahneta Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 135 feet.

The Wahneta Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402979) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Wahneta Census Designated Place is located within Winter Haven-Auburndale CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wahneta 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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Wahneta, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,104
Population in Households 5,104
Population in Familes 4,191
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,271
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 1,336
Average Household Size 3.82
Family Households 1,021
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 1,491 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 712 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 624 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $70,415
Average Home Value $98,664


Median Household Income $28,976
Average Household Income $39,858
Per Capita Income $10,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 1.08%
Households -0.15% 0.94%
Families -0.17% 0.85%
Median Household Income   -0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.

Wahneta, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wahneta 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 # 464 50th
Population Density1 # 346 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 50 95th
Median Household Income # 870 5th
Per Capita Income # 911 1st

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