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Population in 2012: 4,929 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.8%
 

Males: 2,611  (53.0%)
Females: 2,318  (47.0%)

Median resident age:  29.4 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33873.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,146 (it was $25,931 in 2000)
Wauchula:

$43,146
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,984

Wauchula city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $80,087 (it was $53,000 in 2000)
Wauchula:

$80,087
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $111,466; Detached houses: $114,733; Mobile homes: $59,054

Median gross rent in 2012: $815.

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  • Hispanic - 2,428 (48.6%)
  • White alone - 2,179 (43.6%)
  • Black alone - 281 (5.6%)
  • Asian alone - 49 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 42 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wauchula: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.1%), Irish (7.9%), German (5.6%), West Indian (4.3%), English (2.5%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 109 feet

Land area: 2.62 square miles.

Population density: 1,884 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Wauchula:

  • High school or higher: 70.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 15.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wauchula city:

  • Never married: 34.5%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

1,072 residents are foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

This city:  21.6%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Wauchula, Florida as of December 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wauchula to the number of sex offenders is 141 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $797 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $722 (0.9%)

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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) .

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
  • 2003: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 27.55 N, Longitude: 81.81 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +922 (+18.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 670 (29.8%)

Area code: 863

Wauchula household income distribution Wauchula home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Wauchula by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000100010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.022.10.00.00.019.70.0
Rapes 102312731311
per 100,000 22.30.044.666.622.044.2155.066.522.164.719.719.5
Robberies 4108853832942
per 100,000 89.3218.9178.2177.6110.166.3177.166.544.2194.078.939.0
Assaults 13153619373024171221168
per 100,000 290.1328.4802.0421.8814.8663.0531.3377.0265.4452.6315.6156.2
Burglaries 5154796657424265801158562
per 100,000 1138.11182.11759.91465.41255.2928.2929.81441.61769.12478.41676.91210.5
Thefts 14713217013213115216010113110112394
per 100,000 3280.52889.73787.02930.72884.83359.13542.22240.02896.92176.72426.51835.2
Auto thefts 17161496101076985
per 100,000 379.4350.3311.9199.8132.1221.0221.4155.2132.7194.0157.897.6
Arson 121000000110
per 100,000 22.343.822.30.00.00.00.00.00.021.619.70.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 340.3354.0543.4422.3423.0400.6546.4347.8330.9471.5365.3222.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Florida average:

2.45

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Wauchula, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +869 (+24.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (31%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Wauchula-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 116% 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 .

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardee County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wauchula topographic map

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Wauchula:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wauchula, FL

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: 3,262)
  • Southeastern University (about 35 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,516)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 45 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 48 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 49 miles; Bradenton, FL; FT enrollment: 5,673)
  • The University of Tampa (about 49 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 5,429)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 51 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 27,329)

Private high school in Wauchula:

  • FINR (Students: 25; Location: 1962 VANDOLAH RD; Grades: T1 - 12)
See full list of schools located in Wauchula, School District: HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

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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 USHighway 17 North), Colonial Arms Motel & Efficiencies (Highway 17 North).

 
Hardee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 17.2. This is significantly better than average.
City:

17.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.6
U.S.:

22.1

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

CRYSTAL LAKE M H &RV VILLAGE (Population served: 986, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
CHRISTMAS TREE TP (Population served: 190, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
F.I.N.R. (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-06-1998 to SEP-30-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-06-1998 to SEP-30-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from AUG-06-1998 to SEP-30-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STATON'S VIDEO AND GAMES (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
ONA MARKET (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • WAUCHULA SUPERMARKET (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE CONE MHP (Population served: 62, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROYAL ORDER OF MOOSE # 1487 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LITTLE CYPRESS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.1% for Black residents, 32.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 70.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wauchula, FL

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

Wauchula compared to Florida state average:

Wauchula, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wauchula, Florida:

  • Peace Valley Motel, 409 N 6TH Ave, Wauchula, FL 33873 , Fax: (863) 773-0332
  • Wauchula Motel, Hwy 17, Wauchula, FL 33873
  • Tropicana Motel, N US Hwy 17, Wauchula, FL 33873
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wauchula, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wauchula travel time to work - commute


Wauchula mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (96%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wauchula city (based on Hardee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.27%
Here69.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents49.3%26.6%5.2%4.5%3.7%
Congregations36.0%6.0%8.0%10.0%4.0%
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist AssociationInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents2.9%1.5%1.5%1.2%3.3%
Congregations4.0%2.0%2.0%4.0%24.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Hardee County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardee County:

12.9%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hardee County:

35.8%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.7%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$29,639$29,6390$0
Other Government Administration 4$15,695$47,0857$7,771
Police Protection - Officers 14$53,178$45,5813$4,326
Police - Other 5$11,411$27,3864$4,539
Streets and Highways 1$2,382$28,5840$0
Solid Waste Management 9$16,426$21,9011$531
Sewerage 6$18,932$37,8640$0
Parks and Recreation 7$12,518$21,4590$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$5,655$33,9300$0
Water Supply 7$25,078$42,9910$0
Electric Power 87$242,026$33,38312$13,038
Other and Unallocable 3$10,032$40,1280$0
Totals for Government 157$442,972$33,85827$30,205


7.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,449 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Florida average:

8.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, FL  0.99% ($30,882 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.81% ($48,446)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.48% ($26,909)


7.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
Florida average:

7.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, FL  1.49% ($36,010 average AGI)
to Highlands County, FL  1.25% ($36,314)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.33% ($36,435)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Wauchula, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 45
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 81
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 55
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 6
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Wauchula fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total average daily traffic: 6,664
Total average daily truck traffic: 237
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 8,040

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wauchula)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Wauchula, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (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: 18 (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: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


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
Businesses in Wauchula, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1

Wauchula on our top lists:

  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Waiters and waitresses"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Thomas E. Santarlas (3)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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