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Wakulla County

Population in July 2007: 6,983.
Males: 3,508  (50.2%)
Females: 3,475  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  44.5 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $43,025 (it was $31,867 in 2000)
West Wakulla:

$43,025
Florida:

$44,299
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,602

West Wakulla CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $105,492 (it was $76,900 in 2000)
West Wakulla:

$105,492
Florida:

$151,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $166,962; Detached houses: $209,686; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,780; In 2-unit structures: $162,667; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $128,421; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $250,160; Mobile homes: $89,380; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $145,544

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West Wakulla races chart
  • White alone - 4,728 (89.1%)
  • Black alone - 394 (7.4%)
  • Hispanic - 100 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 45 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.06%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Wakulla: 162.6 (very high, 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).




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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%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Florida:  18.8%

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 ), 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 ), Southwest Leon, FL (4.6 miles ), Southeast Leon, FL (5.0 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 July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Average climate in West Wakulla, Florida

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Tornado activity:

West Wakulla-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 14% greater 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.

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: 9, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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

  • Tallahassee Community College (about 27 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,553)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 27 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)
  • Florida State University (about 27 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 74 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)
  • Valdosta State University (about 90 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • George C Wallace Community College-Dothan (about 103 miles; Dothan, AL; FT enrollment: 2,692)
  • Albany Technical College (about 103 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)

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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
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AQI  Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.8. This is better than average.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 15.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.6
U.S.:

24.6


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Wakulla, FL

West Wakulla compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



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 (based on Wakulla County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 23.23%
Here23.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents52.1%16.5%10.1%6.6%5.2%
Congregations24.3%10.8%27.0%5.4%5.4%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLutheran ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents4.6%2.0%1.6%1.0%0.3%
Congregations10.8%2.7%2.7%8.1%2.7%
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: 4
Wakulla County:

1.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

5.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wakulla County:

28.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

14.0%

11.17% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,885 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.17%
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 Leon County, FL  5.11% ($42,413 average AGI)
from Franklin County, FL  0.25% ($425,364)
from Gadsden County, FL  0.19% ($36,824)


8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($86,867 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
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 Leon County, FL  4.02% ($33,180 average AGI)
to Gadsden County, FL  0.18% ($30,533)
to Taylor County, FL  0.14% ($22,500)

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"
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