Wauchula, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
25,528
0.406% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
1.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
28.5%
8.57% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$44,665
7.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,700
17.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wauchula, FL had a population of 25.5k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $44,665. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wauchula, FL declined from 25,632 to 25,528, a −0.406% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,395 to $44,665, a 7.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wauchula, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (45.5%), White (Hispanic) (23.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10.1%), Other (Hispanic) (8.75%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.38%).

None of the households in Wauchula, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93.4% of the residents in Wauchula, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wauchula, FL was $118,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Wauchula, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wauchula, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wauchula, FL is home to a population of 25.5k people, from which 93.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.2% of Wauchula, FL residents were born outside of the country (2.87k people).

In 2022, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Wauchula, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.05k White (Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.4%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.4% of Wauchula, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wauchula, FL was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wauchula, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.6k ± 116
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.05k ± 858
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.57k ± 702
44.3%
Hispanic Population
11.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.6k people) in Wauchula, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.05k White (Hispanic) and 2.57k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.3% of the people in Wauchula, FL are hispanic (11.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wauchula, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.87k people
10.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.72k people

As of 2022, 11.2% of Wauchula, FL residents (2.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wauchula, FL was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    368 ± 121
  2. Korea
    140 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    111 ± 55

Wauchula, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wauchula, FL employs 8.99k people. The largest industries in Wauchula, FL are Retail Trade (1,378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (884 people), and Construction (877 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($77,658), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,792), and Utilities ($65,750).

Occupations

8.99k
2022 Value
± 796
−0.619%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wauchula, FL declined at a rate of −0.619%, from 9.05k employees to 8.99k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wauchula, FL, are Management Occupations (1,099 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,085 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (823 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wauchula, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.99k
2022 Value
± 796
−0.619%
1 Year decline
± 13.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wauchula, FL declined at a rate of −0.619%, from 9.05k employees to 8.99k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wauchula, FL, are Retail Trade (1,378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (884 people), and Construction (877 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wauchula, FL, though some of these residents may live in Wauchula, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,142
Median earning men ± $4,523
$29,817
Median earning women ± $8,761

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($77,920), Wholesale Trade ($58,750), and Construction ($50,337).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($157,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,063), and Construction ($46,364).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 133
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 87
    Retail Trade
  3. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wauchula, FL was $118,700 in 2022, which is 0.421 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $101,100 to $118,700, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Wauchula, FL is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wauchula, FL have an average commute time of 27.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wauchula, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wauchula, FL is $44,665. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Wauchula, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$118,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,325
$5,413
Median Property Taxes
±$513

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wauchula, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in Wauchula, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wauchula, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Wauchula, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,665
Median Household Income
± $7,499
8.13k
Number of Households
± 693

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.13k households in Wauchula, FL grew to $44,665 from the previous year's value of $41,395.

The following chart displays the households in Wauchula, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wauchula, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.4%)
  2. Carpooled (23.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.67%)

In 2022, 70.4% of workers in Wauchula, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (23.2%) and those who worked at home (3.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wauchula, FL have a longer commute time (27.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Wauchula, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wauchula, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wauchula, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

28.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wauchula, FL (6.73k out of 23.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wauchula, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Wauchula, FL has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 31.7% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.694% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.1% under 18 years, 22.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.9% were men and 49.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
30.9%
Employer Coverage
31.7%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.694%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wauchula, FL grew by 9.41% from 13.2% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wauchula, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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