Wahneta, Florida Population 2024

4,406

Wahneta is a city located in Polk County Florida. Wahneta has a 2024 population of 4,406. Wahneta is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 10.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,988 in 2020.

The average household income in Wahneta is $45,451 with a poverty rate of 37.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wahneta is 31.5 years, 31.6 years for males, and 31.5 years for females.

Wahneta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wahneta was:

  • White: 68.75%
  • Other race: 22.72%
  • Two or more races: 7.72%
  • Native American: 0.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.18%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,955.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
10.48% (418)
The current population of Wahneta, Florida is 4,406 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,988.

Wahneta, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,02968.75%
Other race1,00122.72%
Two or more races3407.72%
Native American280.64%
Black or African American80.18%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wahneta Population by Race

Wahneta Population Pyramid 2024

Wahneta Median Age

31.5

Total

31.6

Male

31.5

Female

Wahneta Adults

There are 2,894 adults, (412 of whom are seniors) in Wahneta.

Wahneta Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

60.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Wahneta Sex Ratio

Female2,30252.25%
Male2,10447.75%

Wahneta Population by Age

Wahneta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2503.5267.232.8
Married5244.0877.122.9
Female3154.5271.728.3
Non Family3041.3360.939.1
Male1074.123.476.6
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4.09

Average Family Size

3.52

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wahneta Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wahneta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wahneta Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 18.55%.

Wahneta Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$27,956

Average Earnings

$36,018

Average Male

$23,243

Average Female

Wahneta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wahneta Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wahneta Language

39.83% of Wahneta residents speak only English, while 60.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.17% of the population.

Wahneta Language

Wahneta Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,9691,21340.86%
White1,40943030.52%
Other1,00123823.78%
Multiple34016949.71%
Native2828100%
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37.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.63%

Male Poverty Rate

33.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wahneta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wahneta is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wahneta is Other, with 23.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 15.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.17%.

Wahneta Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.74%
High School33.41%
Some College11.68%
Bachelors or Greater6.2%
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Wahneta Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed65.38%
Male Employed17.67%
Female Employed16.12%
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Wahneta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wahneta Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wahneta Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Wahneta Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wahneta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wahneta Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wahneta Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

58

Number of Veterans

58

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Wahneta Veterans by War

count

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Wahneta Veterans by Age

count

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Wahneta Veterans by Race

Wahneta Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

48.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wahneta Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.1%

Labor Force Participation

50.2%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wahneta Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wahneta Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wahneta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

56.22%

Born in Wahneta

78.78%

Native Born

21.22%

Foreign Born

17.23%

Non Citizen

3.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.78% of Wahneta residents were born in the United States, with 56.22% having been born in Florida. 17.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wahneta Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,406
20234,406
20224,40646311.74%
20213,943-45-1.13%
20203,988-874-17.98%
20194,862-622-11.34%
20185,4844007.87%
20175,0843848.17%
20164,700-672-12.51%
20155,3723727.44%
20145,0002996.36%
20134,701-109-2.27%
20124,810470.99%
20114,763-328-6.44%
20105,091
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Wahneta Population by Year