Wauchula, Florida

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Population in 2019: 4,786 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.6%
 
Males: 2,844  (59.4%)
Females: 1,942  (40.6%)
Median resident age:

33.1 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 33873.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $37,671 (it was $25,931 in 2000)
Wauchula:

$37,671
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,202 (it was $10,665 in 2000)

Wauchula city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $76,387 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Wauchula:

$76,387
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $115,905; detached houses: $117,799; mobile homes: $51,428

Median gross rent in 2019: $719.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wauchula: 71.1 (very low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.3%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 62.7% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.2% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Wauchula, FL (2019)
    • 2,40648.8%White alone
    • 1,94339.4%Hispanic
    • 4799.7%Black alone
    • 631.3%Asian alone
    • 531.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.3%American Indian alone

Races in Wauchula detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Wauchula, Florida as of October 05, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wauchula is 180 to 1.


Crime rates in Wauchula by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(44.2)
7
(155.0)
3
(66.5)
1
(22.1)
3
(64.7)
1
(19.7)
1
(19.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(60.6)
3
(61.0)
3
(60.8)
1
(20.3)
2
(40.6)
2
(40.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(66.3)
8
(177.1)
3
(66.5)
2
(44.2)
9
(194.0)
4
(78.9)
2
(39.0)
3
(61.0)
2
(40.4)
1
(20.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(61.0)
1
(20.3)
3
(61.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(663.0)
24
(531.3)
17
(377.0)
12
(265.4)
21
(452.6)
16
(315.6)
8
(156.2)
17
(345.7)
9
(181.9)
12
(243.9)
16
(324.1)
14
(284.6)
9
(182.7)
15
(306.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
42
(928.2)
42
(929.8)
65
(1,442)
80
(1,769)
115
(2,478)
85
(1,677)
62
(1,210)
53
(1,078)
60
(1,213)
46
(935.0)
34
(688.8)
42
(853.7)
48
(974.2)
58
(1,186)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
152
(3,359)
160
(3,542)
101
(2,240)
131
(2,897)
101
(2,177)
123
(2,427)
94
(1,835)
97
(1,972)
118
(2,385)
81
(1,646)
80
(1,621)
72
(1,463)
107
(2,172)
106
(2,168)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(221.0)
10
(221.4)
7
(155.2)
6
(132.7)
9
(194.0)
8
(157.8)
5
(97.6)
7
(142.3)
4
(80.8)
8
(162.6)
6
(121.6)
5
(101.6)
11
(223.3)
8
(163.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
1
(19.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index404.9552.1351.5334.4476.5369.1224.5253.2283.8248.0236.2217.9248.0295.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Wauchula, FL

Crime rate in Wauchula detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.66
Florida average:

2.14
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Ancestries: American (12.9%), English (7.5%), Irish (1.3%), German (1.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 109 feet

Land area: 2.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,829 people per square mile   (low).

Wauchula, Florida map

352 residents are foreign born (5.4% Latin America).

This city:

7.1%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $830 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $660 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (35.4 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (49.5 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (837.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Zolfo Springs, FL (1.9 miles ),
Bowling Green, FL (2.5 miles ),
Ona, FL (2.8 miles ),
Fort Green Springs, FL (2.9 miles ),
Lemon Grove, FL (2.9 miles ),
Fort Green, FL (3.0 miles),
Gardner, FL (3.7 miles ),
Limestone, FL (3.7 miles)

Latitude: 27.55 N, Longitude: 81.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,190 (+24.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 862 (39.1%)

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Wauchula, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wauchula, FL in 2019
Wauchula satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Wauchula, FL residents
Average permit cost in Wauchula, FL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Florida:

6.3%
Historical population in Wauchula, FL
Historical housing units in Wauchula, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +869 (+24.8%).
Most common industries in Wauchula, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (24.1%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (32.3%)
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.3%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
  • Gasoline stations (3.2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.1%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.0%)
  • Health care (15.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Wauchula, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (22.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (31.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Wauchula, Florida

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Wauchula, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 26.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 16.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Wauchula-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1951, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Wauchula city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/6/1969, a category F2 tornado 20.3 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Wauchula-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 310.2 miles away from Wauchula center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 221.9 miles away from Wauchula center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from Wauchula center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 224.0 miles away from Wauchula center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 411.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 210.8 miles away from Wauchula center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardee County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wauchula topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wauchula:

  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 533 W CARLTON ST)
  • FINR III, LLC (1962 VANDOLAH RD)
  • HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE CENTER (401 ORANGE PLACE)

Airports located in Wauchula:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wauchula:

  • Polk State College (about 35 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 35 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 35 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 45 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 48 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 49 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 8,012)
  • The University of Tampa (about 49 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)

Public high schools in Wauchula:

  • HARDEE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 311, Location: 2401 US HIGHWAY 17 N, Grades: 6-12)
  • HARDEE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 281, Location: 830 ALTMAN RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • HARDEE VIRTUAL FRANCHISE (Location: 1009 N 6TH AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • HARDEE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (DISTRICT PROVI (Location: 1009 N 6TH AVE, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Wauchula:

  • FINR (Students: 9, Location: 1962 VANDOLAH RD, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wauchula:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Friday, August 13, 2004. The eye of hurricane Charley swept through here as a Cat 4 hurricane and destroyed or severly damanged 75% of buildings/homes in Wauchla.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wauchula: Wauchula Plaza (A), Earnest Shopping Plaza (B), Hardee County Fire Rescue Department Station 1 (C), Wauchula Fire Department (D), Wauchula Police Department (E), Hardee County Emergency Management Office (F), Wauchula Police Department (G), Hardee County Sheriff's Office (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wauchula include: Heartland Community Church (A), Faith Temple Church of God (B), Faith Presbyterian Church (C), Church of God of the First Born (D), Church of Christ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wauchula Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Buford Long Grand Reservation (1025 South 8th Avenue), Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites (2727 US Highway 17 North), Colonial Arms Motel & Efficiencies (Highway 17 North).

Birthplace of: Doyle E. Carlton - Politician, Zeke Mowatt - Football player.

Hardee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wauchula and their reported violations in the past:

F.I.N.R. (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In DEC-2007, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
CHRISTMAS TREE TP (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2008), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-06-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2009), St BCA signed (JAN-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-01-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2009)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wauchula that have no violations reported:

  • PINE CONE MHP (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MCCASKILL LABOR CAMP(FMR LUCKY MUSE) (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAUCHULA SUPERMARKET (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WAUCHULA MOOSE LODGE # 1487 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.1 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.3%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Wauchula in 2010:

  • 94 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wauchula in 2000:

  • 67 people in nursing homes
  • 21 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 21 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Wauchula (2011 data):

  • Wauchula State Bank: at 106 East Main Street, branch established on 1929/04/01. Info updated 2010/06/02: Bank assets: $576.7 mil, Deposits: $507.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Crews Banking Corporation
  • First National Bank of Wauchula: First National Bank Of Wauchula at 406 North Sixth Avenue, branch established on 1960/01/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $73.2 mil, Deposits: $62.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: First Hardee Holding Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wauchula:

Marital status in Wauchula, FL
  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 4.0%

For population 25 years and over in Wauchula:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Florida average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wauchula
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wauchula, FL (based on Hardee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,96943
Catholic1,7004
Mainline Protestant6625
Black Protestant6404
Other1432
None13,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Hardee County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Hardee County:

4.54 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Hardee County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

35.8%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.7%
State:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wauchula:

46.2%
Florida:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wauchula:

43.8%
State:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Wauchula:

28.7
Florida:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

23.5%
Florida:

19.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Florida:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Wauchula:

34.5%
Florida:

34.7%

General health condition:
This city:

52.9%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wauchula, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 13$52,386$48,3563$638
Financial Administration 12$36,784$36,7840$0
Sewerage 11$32,437$35,3861$496
Electric Power 8$28,004$42,0060$0
Solid Waste Management 6$13,651$27,3020$0
Other Government Administration 6$30,752$61,5040$0
Parks and Recreation 4$8,412$25,2360$0
Other and Unallocable 4$13,855$41,5651$1,160
Police - Other 4$11,184$33,5522$2,254
Streets and Highways 3$7,487$29,9480$0
Water Supply 1$2,670$32,0400$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,553$54,6360$0
Totals for Government 73$242,174$39,8097$4,548

Wauchula government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $58,000 ($12.12)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,166,000 ($1288.34)
    Sewerage: $1,482,000 ($309.65)
    Water Utilities: $1,305,000 ($272.67)
    Police Protection: $1,222,000 ($255.33)
    General - Other: $677,000 ($141.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $562,000 ($117.43)
    Central Staff Services: $453,000 ($94.65)
    Air Transportation: $341,000 ($71.25)
    Financial Administration: $233,000 ($48.68)
    Health - Other: $198,000 ($41.37)
    Regular Highways: $155,000 ($32.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $83,000 ($17.34)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $62,000 ($12.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $53,000 ($11.07)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($25.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($4.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Air Transportation: $671,000 ($140.20)
    Regular Highways: $458,000 ($95.70)
    Police Protection: $65,000 ($13.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000 ($8.57)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($3.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.21)

Wauchula government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,839,000 ($384.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $994,000 ($207.69)
    Air Transportation: $219,000 ($45.76)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($16.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $26,000 ($5.43)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $91,000 ($19.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $44,000 ($9.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $201,000 ($42.00)
    Sale of Property: $142,000 ($29.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $71,000 ($14.83)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($2.30)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $6,455,000 ($1348.73)
    Water Utilities: $884,000 ($184.71)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,506,000 ($523.61)
    Highways: $343,000 ($71.67)
    General Local Government Support: $342,000 ($71.46)
  • Tax - Property: $852,000 ($178.02)
    Public Utilities Sales: $439,000 ($91.73)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $312,000 ($65.19)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $105,000 ($21.94)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $71,000 ($14.83)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $12,000 ($2.51)

Wauchula government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,873,000 ($1018.18)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,740,000 ($990.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $287,000 ($59.97)

Wauchula government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,744,000 ($1200.17)

5.64% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, FL  0.93% ($32,840 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.81% ($32,769)
from Manatee County, FL  0.48% ($32,615)


6.28% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, FL  1.32% ($38,972 average AGI)
to Highlands County, FL  1.00% ($34,753)
to Manatee County, FL  0.57% ($28,739)
Businesses in Wauchula, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Circle K2SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1UPS2
Jones New York1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wauchula:

  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wauchula:

  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WINK-FM (96.9 FM; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZSP (105.3 FM; NOCATEE, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W207AY (89.3 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWLL (105.7 FM; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wauchula:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WINK-TV (Channel 11; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: FORT MYERS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBBH-TV (Channel 20; FORT MYERS, FL; Owner: WATERMAN BROADCASTING CORP. OF FLORIDA)
  • WTVK (Channel 46; NAPLES, FL; Owner: ACME TELEVISION LICENSES OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WFTX (Channel 36; CAPE CORAL, FL; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WRXY-TV (Channel 49; TICE, FL; Owner: WEST COAST CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
Wauchula fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Wauchula fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 33.7mTotal length
  • 24,821Total average daily traffic
  • 1,832Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,005Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wauchula, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wauchula, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wauchula)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 155 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Wauchula, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wauchula)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wauchula)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 56. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 121 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wauchula, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.5%), and Structure Fires (19.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wauchula, FL
    • 58765.5%Outside Fires
    • 17119.1%Structure Fires
    • 10211.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 364.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wauchula, FL
Most common first names in Wauchula, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9968.7 years
John9475.4 years
Mary7875.6 years
William7675.6 years
Robert5471.4 years
Charles4375.9 years
George3974.0 years
Henry3075.1 years
Ruth2885.2 years
Thomas2675.9 years
Most common last names in Wauchula, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Albritton4174.8 years
Williams3375.4 years
Carlton3083.5 years
Johnson2973.3 years
Smith2875.3 years
Roberts2870.5 years
Davis2275.3 years
Wilson2177.1 years
Jones2076.6 years
Miller1967.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wauchula, FL
  • 97.1%Electricity
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wauchula compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Wauchula on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Haiti (population 500+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
There are 10 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Thomas E. Santarlas (3)
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2022.