Weeki Wachee Gardens, Florida

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Population in 2010: 1,146.
Population change since 2000: +0.5%
Males: 621  (54.2%)
Females: 525  (45.8%)
Median resident age:

55.9 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34607.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,107 (it was $29,826 in 2000)
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

$41,107
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,545 (it was $21,423 in 2000)

Weeki Wachee Gardens CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $149,504 (it was $83,500 in 2000)
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

$149,504
FL:

$214,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $226,335; detached houses: $265,061; mobile homes: $97,349

Median gross rent in 2017: $951.

March 2019 cost of living index in Weeki Wachee Gardens: 88.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.3%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL (2010)
    • 1,09695.6%White alone
    • 292.5%Hispanic
    • 100.9%Two or more races
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 30.3%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Other race alone

Races in Weeki Wachee Gardens detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (48.9%), English (15.0%), German (13.5%), French (5.4%), Irish (5.0%), Italian (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 5 feet

Land area: 1.39 square miles.

Population density: 827 people per square mile   (low).

Weeki Wachee Gardens, Florida map

124 residents are foreign born (6.6% Europe).

This place:

6.6%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,351 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,471 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spring Hill, FL (6.0 miles , pop. 69,078).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (40.1 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (775.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Bayport, FL (1.3 miles),
Weeki Wachee, FL (1.8 miles),
Pine Island, FL (1.8 miles),
Hernando Beach, FL (2.0 miles ),
North Weeki Wachee, FL (2.0 miles ),
Timber Pines, FL (2.2 miles ),
High Point, FL (2.5 miles ),
Spring Hill, FL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 28.53 N, Longitude: 82.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 239

Distribution of median household income in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL in 2017

Weeki Wachee Gardens satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Florida:

3.3%
Most common industries in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Public administration (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.9%)
  • Rail transportation (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (11.1%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.2%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (15.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electricians (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (17.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)

Average climate in Weeki Wachee Gardens, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Weeki Wachee Gardens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 22% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/9/1983, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.6 miles away from the Weeki Wachee Gardens place center killed 3 people and injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Weeki Wachee Gardens-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% 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, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 292.3 miles away from Weeki Wachee Gardens 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 331.4 miles away from Weeki Wachee Gardens center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 336.1 miles away from Weeki Wachee Gardens center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 369.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 312.0 miles away from Weeki Wachee Gardens center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 464.9 miles away from Weeki Wachee Gardens center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hernando County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Weeki Wachee Gardens topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • COMPREHENSIVE HOME CARE OF HERNANDO, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; SPRING HILL, FL)
  • HERNANDO HOME HEALTH CARE INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BROOKSVILLE, FL)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; WEEKI WACHEE, FL)
  • OAK HILL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BROOKSVILLE, FL)
  • PINNACLE HOME CARE OF SPRING HILL, INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SPRING HILL, FL)
  • HERNANDO KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; SPRING HILL, FL)
  • HORIZON HOMECARE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; SPRING HILL, FL)

Amtrak station near Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • 4 miles: SPRING HILL (2109 COMMERCIAL WAY) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 18 miles; New Port Richey, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,030)
  • Saint Leo University (about 27 miles; Saint Leo, FL; FT enrollment: 14,572)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 36 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)
  • Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa (about 36 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 16,672)
  • Strayer University-Florida (about 38 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,723)
  • The University of Tampa (about 42 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 42 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Hernando County Fire Rescue Station 15 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Salt Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hernando County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.0%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Weeki Wachee Gardens:

Marital status in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 20.9%

For population 25 years and over in Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Florida average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL (based on Hernando County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,20579
Catholic17,0687
Mainline Protestant6,48219
Other2,7749
Black Protestant2933
Orthodox2353
None125,721-
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: 22
Hernando County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Hernando County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Hernando County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 92
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hernando County:

25.4%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hernando County:

14.7%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.7%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

45.1%
State:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

22.7%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

5.1%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

6.9
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

32.0%
Florida:

34.8%

General health condition:
Weeki Wachee Gardens:

55.7%
Florida:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

70.7%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL Residents

10.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.02%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.54% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,335 average AGI)
Hernando County:

0.54%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pasco County, FL  2.03% ($38,396 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.92% ($39,872)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.56% ($46,270)


6.78% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,649 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($232 average AGI)
Hernando County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pasco County, FL  1.40% ($35,172 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.67% ($40,075)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.41% ($40,351)

Strongest AM radio stations in Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTBN (570 AM; 5 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRZN (720 AM; 10 kW; HERNANDO, FL; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WINV (1560 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BEVERLY HILLS, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WTMP (1150 AM; 10 kW; EGYPT LAKE, FL; Owner: TAMPA BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • WGUL-FM (106.3 FM; BEVERLY HILLS, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WDUV (105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHGN (91.9 FM; CRYSTAL RIVER, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYFE (88.9 FM; TARPON SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSUN-FM (97.1 FM; HOLIDAY, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC)
  • WLPJ (91.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK)
  • WJUF (90.1 FM; INVERNESS, FL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA)
  • WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WXCV (95.3 FM; HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WXOF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Weeki Wachee Gardens:

  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W18DB (Channel 18; PORT RICHEY, ETC., FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W36CO (Channel 36; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W61AK (Channel 61; INVERNESS, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)

Weeki Wachee Gardens fatal accident list:

May 25, 2016 09:49 PM, Cr-597, Lat: 28.535656, Lon: -82.615964, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 12, 2014 10:08 PM, Cr-597, Cr-550, Lat: 28.545056, Lon: -82.615917, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 14, 2013 07:40 AM, Cr-550, Lat: 28.547214, Lon: -82.622903, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 5, 2007 02:30 AM, Cr-597, Porpoise St, Lat: 28.529217, Lon: -82.631558, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$66,5502$148,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$173,620
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$99,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0416.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Weeki Wachee Gardens, FL - Value


Weeki Wachee Gardens compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House 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.

Weeki Wachee Gardens on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in other U.S. states (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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