Wauchula is a city located in Hardee County Florida. It is also the county seat of Hardee County. With a 2020 population of 4,880, it is the 472nd largest city in Florida and the 6698th largest city in the United States. Wauchula is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -0.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,900 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Wauchula has a population density of 1,494 people per square mile.
The average household income in Wauchula is $50,794 with a poverty rate of 32.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $830 per month, and the median house value is $76,500. The median age in Wauchula is 32.8 years, 27.9 years for males, and 48.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wauchulawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
52.20% of Wauchula residents speak only English, while 47.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 45.86% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Wauchula is Hispanic, with 36.75% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Wauchula is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 57.01%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Wauchula
90.11% of Wauchula residents were born in the United States, with 60.22% having been born in Florida. 2.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.