West Wakulla, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 6,983.
Males: 3,508  (50.2%)
Females: 3,475  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 32358

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,314 (it was $31,867 in 2000)
West Wakulla:

$44,314
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,487 (it was $17,698 in 2000)

West Wakulla CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $127,374 (it was $76,900 in 2000)
West Wakulla:

$127,374
FL:

$153,300
  • Races in West Wakulla, FL (2000)

    West Wakulla races chart
    • 4,72889.1%White alone
    • 3947.4%Black alone
    • 1001.9%Hispanic
    • 450.8%Two or more races
    • 220.4%American Indian alone
    • 140.3%Asian alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in West Wakulla: 87.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 309.8 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

West Wakulla, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in West Wakulla:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Wakulla CCD:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Wakulla CCD:  1.0% ($745)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
West Wakulla satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (28.3 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (170.6 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (652.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Sopchoppy, FL (1.6 miles ), Panacea, FL (2.8 miles ), Crawfordville, FL (3.1 miles ), East Wakulla, FL (3.9 miles ), St. Marks, FL (4.3 miles ), Carrabelle, FL (4.4 miles ), Woodville, FL (4.6 miles ), East Liberty, FL (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 30.09 N, Longitude: 84.50 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

West Wakulla household income distribution West Wakulla home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Work and jobs in West Wakulla: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in West Wakulla, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

West Wakulla-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1964, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the West Wakulla place center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/27/1972, a category F2 tornado 15.9 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

West Wakulla-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% 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 295.8 miles away from the city 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 179.6 miles away from West Wakulla center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 286.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 280.4 miles away from the city 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 379.2 miles away from West Wakulla center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 311.4 miles away from the city 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 Wakulla County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Fires: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near West Wakulla:

  • NHC HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL)
  • EDEN SPRINGS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Wakulla:

  • Tallahassee Community College (about 27 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,904)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 27 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Florida State University (about 28 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 56 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 74 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 88 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 90 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)

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Notable locations in West Wakulla: Allen Landing (A), Big River Landing (B), Bottoms Fishery (C), Roberts Landing (D), Rock Landing (E), Stokley Landing (F), Pine Creek Landing Campground (G), Upper Langston Landing (H), Mud Landing (I), Ochlockonee Fishery (J), Popes Still Hunt Camp (K), Davis Camp (L), Pope Still (M), Wood Lake Campground (N), Mack Landing Campground (O), Medart Volunteer Fire Department (P), Ochlockonee Bay Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Sopchoppy Fire Department (R), Smith Creek Volunteer Fire Department (S), Panacea Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in West Wakulla include: Riverside Baptist Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Otter Creek Church (C), Mount Trial Primitive Baptist Church (D), New Home Church (E), Mount Trail Church (F), Mount Olive Church (G), Mount Elan Church (H), Friendship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Simmons Cemetery (1), Sanborn McKenzie Cemetery (2), Pelt Cemetery (3), Grimes Cemetery (4), Oak Park Cemetery (5), Arran Cemetery (6), West Sopchoppy Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Cypress Pond (A), Lake Ellen (B), Frog Lake (C), Little Ellen Lake (D), Old Lake (E), Otter Lake (F), Pigott Pond (G), Red Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Tide Creek (A), Sopchoppy River (B), Evans Creek (C), Dead River (D), Vause Branch Ochlockonee River (E), Titi Branch (F), Syfrett Creek (G), Smith Creek (H), Schoolhouse Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in West Wakulla include: Ochlockonee River State Park (1), Apalachicola Wildlife Management Area (2), Morrison Hammock Scenic Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Wakulla 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 50.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.5
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.4%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.7%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.7%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.7%

West Wakulla compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.0
Florida average:

12.6

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for West Wakulla CCD (based on Wakulla County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,51432
Mainline Protestant9854
Black Protestant6644
Other5093
Catholic3001
None23,804-
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: 4
Wakulla County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wakulla County:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

4.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wakulla County:

28.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

14.0%

8.00% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.00%
Florida average:

7.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Leon County, FL  4.17% ($32,782 average AGI)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.19% ($30,842)
from Franklin County, FL  0.18% ($44,667)


8.11% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Florida average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Leon County, FL  3.79% ($30,914 average AGI)
to Franklin County, FL  0.21% ($-11,000)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.19% ($32,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Wakulla:

  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNLS (1270 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCVC (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHBT (1410 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Wakulla:

  • WAKU (94.1 FM; CRAWFORDVILLE, FL; Owner: ALTRUA INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL COR)
  • WFSQ (91.5 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHBX (96.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTNT-FM (94.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLY (107.1 FM; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOCY (106.5 FM; CARRABELLE, FL; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)
  • WBZE (98.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHTF (104.9 FM; HAVANA, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WAIB (103.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WEGT (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXSR (101.5 FM; QUINCY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBWT (100.7 FM; MIDWAY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUTL (106.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around West Wakulla:

  • WFSU-TV (Channel 11; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WVUP-CA (Channel 45; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTBC-LP (Channel 65; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • W35BN (Channel 35; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WBXT-CA (Channel 56; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

West Wakulla on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #4 (32358) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Moroccan first ancestries"
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