All U.S. Cities  
City-Data Forum City-Data



Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Hardee County, Florida (FL)


Back to: Florida, Florida smaller cities, Florida smallest towns, All US cities.




  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
County population in 2012: 27,514 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 26,938 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,208
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,525
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,997
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,512 (it was 2,169 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

33%

Land area: 637 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 44 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hardee County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.2%), Educational,health and social services (13.4%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Options
X
Data:
Options
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Hardee County races chart

Races in Hardee County, Florida:


Median resident age:  32.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years

Males: 14,868  (52.8%)
Females: 12,863  (47.2%)

Hardee County, FL forum
Recent posts about Hardee County, Florida on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Hardee County is mentioned 41 times on our forum:
What's the deal with hurricanes in this part of Florida?  (73 replies)
ignorance/racism.....is it really a florida thing???  (123 replies)
Gulf Coast vs Atlantic Coast--RE: Hurricanes--Settle marital dispute.  (14 replies)
Is there an "accent" in Florida?  (53 replies)
Advice on best cities for subsidized housing?  (8 replies)
Best place to live around Frostproof, FL?  (3 replies)

Hardee County,FL real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Hardee County:

3.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,783 ($30,183 in 1999)
This county:

$34783
Florida:

$44736

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $486 (lower quartile is $364, upper quartile is $633)
This county:

$486
State:

$802


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,804 (it was $53,400 in 2000)
Hardee County:

$97,804
Florida:

$182,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,769 - $134,414

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $218,043
Here:

$218,043
State:

$275,879

In 2-unit structures: $224,437
Here:

$224,437
State:

$200,248

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $125,090
Here:

$125,090
State:

$172,083

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,076,493
Here:

$1,076,493
State:

$221,364

Mobile homes: $69,536
Here:

$69,536
State:

$43,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,061
Here:

$27,061
State:

$47,032
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,206
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 1,785

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Hardee County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $877 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $563 (0.6%)


Hardee County household income distribution in 2009 Hardee County home values distribution


Hardee County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 22.9%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.6% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.6% for American Indian residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 38.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 32 years old
(Males: 31 years old, Females: 34 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 32 years old, Asian residents: 26 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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

24.6%
Whole state:

12.5%

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

10.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hardee County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $504 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $618 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wauchula, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Lemon Grove, Gardner, Ona, Fort Green Springs, Limestone, Fort Green.

Hardee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33834Bowling Green10----
33873Wauchula3331010
33890Zolfo Springs--2020

Local government website: WWW.HARDEECOUNTY.NET

Click to draw/clear Hardee County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hardee County: Hardee Livestock Market (A), Seven Baskets Farm (B), Lovett Farms (C), Wauchula Dairy (D), Crewsville Dairy (E), Zolfo Springs Dairy (F), Cantu Apiairies (G), Keller Ranch (H), Grass Valley Ranch (I), Diamond H Ranch (J), Poucher Blueberry Farm (K), Wyndmoor Community Golf Course (L), Boca Pointe Country Club (M), Wekiva Golf Club (N), Peace River Ranch (O), Windmill Farms Nurseries (P), Hardee Correctional Institution Library (Q), Hardee Correctional Institution (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hardee County include: Sweetwater Church (A), Maranatha Baptist Church (B), Crewsville Bethel Baptist Church (C), New Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Lake Area Bible Church (E), House of God Miracle Temple of Wauchula (F), First Baptist Church (G), Union Baptist Church (H), New Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Olive Branch Cemetery (1), Oak Grove Cemetery (2), Oak Creek Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Mud Lake (A), Horse Creek Prairie (B), Lake Florence (C), Reaphook Swamp (D), Hammock Pond (E), Adeline Bay (F), Duck Pond (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Branch (A), Parks Creek (B), Charlie Creek (C), Brushy Creek (D), Troublesome Creek (E), Thompson Branch (F), Punch Gully (G), Fivemile Gully (H), Fish Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hardee County: Paynes Creek Historic State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: DeSoto County , Highlands County , Hillsborough County , Manatee County , Polk County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 627
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 58.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,702 (17% naturalized citizens)

Hardee County:

17.5%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.4%

Hardee County marital status for males
Hardee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hardee County with a mortgage: 1,974 (142 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,618

Here:

55.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.27%
Here69.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 18,661
Total congregations: 50

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
Adherents9,209 (49.3%)4,966 (26.6%)972 (5.2%)848 (4.5%)694 (3.7%)
Congregations18 (36.0%)3 (6.0%)4 (8.0%)5 (10.0%)2 (4.0%)
NameAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist AssociationInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents550 (2.9%)289 (1.5%)287 (1.5%)224 (1.2%)622 (3.3%)
Congregations2 (4.0%)1 (2.0%)1 (2.0%)2 (4.0%)12 (24.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Hardee County - Wauchula, Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs, Lemon Grove, Gardner

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Hardee County:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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:
Hardee County:

17.7%
State:

14.0%


Agriculture in Hardee County:

Average size of farms: 303 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $145,537
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1832.36
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.02%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $110,084
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,190
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.24%
Vegetables: 3,160 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 56,437 acres

Tornado activity:

Hardee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (26%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Hardee County (%):





Hardee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,311 (64%)
  • Carpooled: 2,636 (27%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 106 (1%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 37 (0%)
  • Walked: 226 (2%)
  • Other means: 190 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 266 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Hardee County, Florida in 2000:

People in group quarters in Hardee County, Florida in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,627.

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.
4.61% relocated from other counties in Florida ($21,221 average AGI)
2.62% relocated from other states ($8,225 average AGI)
Hardee County:

2.62%
Florida average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Manatee County, FL  0.41% ($36,286)
from DeSoto County, FL  0.39% ($34,296)
from Broward County, FL  0.19% ($19,154)
from Sarasota County, FL  0.16% ($21,273)


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.
4.96% relocated to other counties in Florida ($23,922 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($8,957 average AGI)
Hardee County:

2.47%
Florida average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to DeSoto County, FL  0.32% ($22,045)
to Manatee County, FL  0.29% ($31,800)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.4

Births per 1000 population in Hardee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hardee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hardee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,455 (2,782 aged, 673 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1704.020
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 760.090
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.54

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.25
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42.42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.07

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 125.0. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 25,747

Size of family households: 2,195 2-persons, 1,171 3-persons, 1,149 4-persons, 753 5-persons, 427 6-persons, 477 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,584 1-person, 323 2-persons, 57 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

67.9% of residents of Hardee County speak English at home.
31.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 16% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (32% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,177,000 ($4723 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,267,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,172,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,212,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,425,000
Federal grants: $39,266,000
Federal procurement contracts: $787,000 ($72,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,315,000 ($502,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,404,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,208,000
Federal Government insurance: $98,815,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,493
Here:

88 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,093
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,347
Here:

+48 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,351
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hardee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.8

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Hardee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 270
  • 3 rooms: 681
  • 4 rooms: 813
  • 5 rooms: 1,580
  • 6 rooms: 1,178
  • 7 rooms: 786
  • 8 rooms: 362
  • 9+ rooms: 321
  • 1 room: 65
  • 2 rooms: 237
  • 3 rooms: 353
  • 4 rooms: 520
  • 5 rooms: 477
  • 6 rooms: 310
  • 7 rooms: 113
  • 8 rooms: 71
  • 9+ rooms: 23
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hardee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 98
  • 1 bedroom: 620
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,683
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,825
  • 4 bedrooms: 667
  • 5+ bedrooms: 104
  • no bedroom: 110
  • 1 bedroom: 501
  • 2 bedrooms: 757
  • 3 bedrooms: 668
  • 4 bedrooms: 122
  • 5+ bedrooms: 11
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 276
  • 1 vehicle: 2,208
  • 2 vehicles: 2,510
  • 3 vehicles: 729
  • 4 vehicles: 192
  • 5+ vehicles: 82
  • no vehicle: 401
  • 1 vehicle: 974
  • 2 vehicles: 581
  • 3 vehicles: 175
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

58% of Hardee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Florida.

Hardee County:

58.2%
State average:

51.1%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hardee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (73.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Electricity (73.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.0%)
  • No fuel used (3.0%)
  • Utility gas (2.1%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 66
Here:

1.9%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 81
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

20.1%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Hardee County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Hardee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Hardee County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Hardee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Hardee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hardee County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Hardee County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15568.6 years
John13675.1 years
William13375.2 years
Mary12176.1 years
Robert7672.4 years
Charles7574.9 years
George6974.9 years
Henry4276.5 years
Thomas4072.5 years
Ruth4082.9 years
Most common last names in Hardee County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Albritton8776.3 years
Smith5573.2 years
Williams5576.9 years
Johnson4871.2 years
Davis4375.6 years
Roberts3971.7 years
Carlton3882.2 years
Brown3176.0 years
Jones2975.2 years
Taylor2977.8 years
Businesses in Hardee County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Hardee County on our top lists:

Back to: Florida, Florida smaller cities, Florida smallest towns, All US cities.




Home sales trends information powered by Onboard Informatics
© 2013 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
 
City-data.com does not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of any information on this site.  Use at your own risk.
Website © 2003-2014 Advameg, Inc.