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The City of Wewahitchka had a population of 2,368 as of July 1, 2021. Wewahitchka ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Wewahitchka is located at latitude 30.1127 and longitude -85.2005 in Gulf County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wewahitchka encompass a land area of 6.5 sq. miles and a water area of 1.22 sq. miles. Gulf County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Wewahitchka 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 Wewahitchka is located within Wewahitchka CCD of Gulf County.

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Wewahitchka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,368 (100%)
Population in Households 2,360 (99.7%)
Population in Families 1,879 (79.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 354
Diversity Index2 28


Median Household Income $51,050
Average Household Income $58,769
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $24,466
Wealth Index5 46


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,451 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 676 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 304 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 472 (32.5%)
Median Home Value $116,379
Average Home Value $147,593
Housing Affordability Index3 275


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 633
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.64% 1.52%
Households 1.6% 1.51%
Families 1.51% 1.44%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.09%
Owner Occupied HU   1.94%

Wewahitchka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wewahitchka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 634 31st
Population Density # 774 16th
Median Household Income # 554 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 893 97th
Per Capita Income # 624 32nd
Diversity Index # 722 22nd

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