Wauchula, Florida Population 2020

4,983
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Wauchula is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 4,983, it is the 227th largest city in Florida and the 4756th largest city in the United States. Wauchula is currently growing at a rate of 0.89% annually but its population has decreased by -0.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,001 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Wauchula has a population density of 1,525 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wauchula is $53,747 with a poverty rate of 20.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $696 per month, and the median house value is $71,000. The median age in Wauchula is 33 years, 30.2 years for males, and 46.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 134.1 males.

Wauchula Demographics

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

  • White: 76.30%
  • Black or African American: 12.56%
  • Other race: 7.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.67%
  • Asian: 1.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.43%
  • Native American: 0.16%
The current population of Wauchula, Florida is 4,983, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,895.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,001.

Wauchula, Florida Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,331430.16%
201927,288430.16%
201827,245430.16%
201727,202-27-0.10%
201627,229440.16%
201527,185-96-0.35%
201427,281-38-0.14%
201327,319-125-0.46%
201227,444-238-0.87%
201127,682-42-0.15%
201027,7240.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,70676.30%
Black or African American61012.56%
Some Other Race3797.80%
Two or More Races811.67%
Asian521.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native80.16%
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Wauchula Population Pyramid 2020

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Wauchula Median Age

33


Total

30.2


Male

46.5


Female

Wauchula Adults

There are 3,790 adults, (684 of whom are seniors) in Wauchula.

Wauchula Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Wauchula Sex Ratio

Female

2,075

42.72%

Male

2,782

57.28%

Wauchula Households and Families

Wauchula Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wauchula Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married63.1%36.9%
Male45%55%
Female44.3%55.7%
All43%57%
Non Family23.1%76.9%

43.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6592.8243
Non Family7401.323.1
Married7233.7163.1
Female176544.3
Male207.445

3.92

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

7.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Wauchula Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade48714.55%
9th to 12th Grade33710.07%
High School Graduate1,60647.98%
Some College38511.50%
Associates Degree1454.33%
Bachelors Degree3069.14%
Graduate Degree812.42%
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Wauchula Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7461,379167
Hispanic1,164744119
Black36332648
Other Race8576
Asian525224
Islander212121
Multiple Races15
Native American888

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,362$30,962$24,989
Less Than High School$20,784$19,737$21,433
High School Grad$31,153$32,342$24,167
Some College$28,537$36,164$23,859
Bachelors Degree$32,213$$31,480
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,362

Average Earnings

$30,962

Average Male

$24,989

Average Female

Wauchula Language

Wauchula Language by Age

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Wauchula Language

68.64% of Wauchula residents speak only English, while 31.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.87% of the population.

Wauchula Poverty

Wauchula Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black59036962.54%
White2,38532013.42%
Hispanic1,68227516.35%
Other37930.79%

20.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.14%

Male Poverty Rate

19.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wauchula

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wauchula is Black, with 62.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wauchula is Other, with 0.79% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.36%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.53%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.40%
Some College22.29%
High School15.07%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.43%
Female Unemployed43.75%
Male Employed0.69%
Female Employed0.00%

Wauchula Income

Wauchula Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,710$53,747
Families$44,273$73,230
Married Families$51,480-
Non Families$23,144$27,994
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Wauchula Marital Status

Wauchula Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Wauchula Married by Age and Sex

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Wauchula 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.

Wauchula Marital Status by Race

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Wauchula Veterans

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224

Number of Veterans

224

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam105
Korea47
World War II16
Second Gulf War11
First Gulf War
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7486
75+83
35 to 5444
18 to 3411
55 to 64
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1755.95%
Black4913.50%

Wauchula Veterans by Education

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11.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wauchula Employment Status

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.29%

Born in Florida

89.38%

Native Born

10.62%

Foreign Born

5.09%

Non Citizen

5.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.38% of Wauchula residents were born in the United States, with 65.29% having been born in Florida. 5.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,983440.89%
20194,939440.90%
20184,89580.16%
20174,887440.91%
20164,843110.23%
20154,832-14-0.29%
20144,846-8-0.16%
20134,854-26-0.53%
20124,880-48-0.97%
20114,928-8-0.16%
20104,9365681.23%
20004,3681,1152.99%
19903,2532670.86%
19802,986-21-0.07%
19703,007-404-1.25%
19603,4115391.73%
19502,8721620.58%
19402,7101360.52%
19302,5740.00%