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Wahneta, Florida - Basic Facts

The Wahneta Census Designated Place had a population of 5,522 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Wahneta, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,522
Daytime Population: Workers 532
Daytime Population: Residents 3,373
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,905
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 5,522
Population in Familes 4,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,457
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $29,454
Average Household Income $41,326
Per Capita Income $10,936


Total Housing Units 1,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 765 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 677 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 131 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $71,685
Average Home Value $100,720


Total Households 1,442
Average Household Size 3.83
Family Households 1,102
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 1.64%
Households 0.92% 1.51%
Families 0.91% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 2017 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 # 447 51st
Population Density # 319 65th
Diversity Index # 43 95th
Median Household Income # 878 5th
Per Capita Income # 912 1st

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