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Hardee County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 28,739 (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: 45 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hardee County: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (34.5%), Public administration (17.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 42%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hardee County, FL (2017)
    • 13,23249.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,11848.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,1828.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2771.0%Two or more races
    • 1790.7%Asian alone
    • 500.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 370.1%Some other race alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years
Males: 15,503  (53.9%)
Females: 13,236  (46.1%)
Average household size:
Hardee County:

3.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,958 ($30,183 in 1999)
This county:

$38,958
Florida:

$52,594

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $569 (lower quartile is $436, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$569
State:

$975


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,614 (it was $53,400 in 2000)
Hardee:

$122,614
Florida:

$214,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,447 - $191,056
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $896
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $362

Institutionalized population: 1,785

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 108
  • Burglaries: 106
  • Thefts: 348
  • Auto thefts: 41

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 103
  • Burglaries: 163
  • Thefts: 296
  • Auto thefts: 41
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Health of residents in Hardee County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.2. This is significantly worse than average.
64.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
38.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
57.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 211 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $86,500
  • 1999: 38 buildings, average cost: $97,400
  • 2000: 52 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2001: 63 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 2003: 62 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2004: 69 buildings, average cost: $82,100
  • 2005: 119 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2006: 216 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2007: 141 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2008: 56 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $105,900
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2016: 21 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2017: 24 buildings, average cost: $159,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Hardee, FL residents
Average permit cost in Hardee, FL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $848 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $964 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Hardee, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hardee, FL in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hardee, FL in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.1%
Hardee County:

23.1%
Florida:

14.0%
(19.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.7% for Black residents, 25.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.0% for American Indian residents, 26.6% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 34.6 years old
(Males: 33.4 years old, Females: 36.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.0 years old, Black residents: 36.3 years old, American Indian residents: 32.3 years old, Asian residents: 56.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.2 years old, Other race residents: 25.0 years old)

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hardee County: Okeechobee Battlefield (A), Dixie Ranch (B), Pine Lakes Country Club (C), Okeechobee Correctional Institution (D), Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 3 Fort Drum (E), Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 4 (F), Indiantown Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hardee County include: Brethren Church (A), Peace Lutheran Church (B), Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church (C), Oakview Baptist Church (D), First Baptist Church of Basinger (E), Church of the Nazarene (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Basinger Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Twelvemile Slough (A), Parker Bay (B), Shin Hammock Marsh (C), Company Slough (D), Little Gumhead Marsh (E), Joe Gore Slough (F), Yates Marsh (G), Sawgrass Bay (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gore Branch (A), Nubbin Slough (B), Lettuce Creek (C), Henry Creek (D), Gomez Creek (E), Cow Creek (F), Chandler Hammock Slough (G), Oak Creek (H), Turkey Slough (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hardee County: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Honolulu County, Hawaii , Honolulu County, Hawaii , Charlotte County , Brooks County, Texas , Calhoun County, Texas , Martin County , Palm Beach County , Polk County , Kleberg County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Hardee, FL
County total employment by year in Hardee, FL
County average yearly wages by year in Hardee, FL

Current college students: 627
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 68.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,373 (32.5% naturalized citizens)

Hardee County:

15.2%
Whole state:

20.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3472010 or later
  • 1,1642000 to 2009
  • 1,1171990 to 1999
  • 1,2651980 to 1989
  • 5361970 to 1979
  • 312Before 1970

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:

  • One, detached: 5,786
  • One, attached: 41
  • Two: 184
  • 3 or 4: 207
  • 5 to 9: 301
  • 10 to 19: 234
  • 50 or more: 105
  • Mobile homes: 2,906
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 128

Housing units in Hardee County with a mortgage: 2,150 (14 second mortgage, 85 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,337

Here:

40.0% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hardee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,96943
Catholic1,7004
Mainline Protestant6625
Black Protestant6404
Other1432
None13,617-
Hardee County Religion Details
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.

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%

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 3951128.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 25 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/26/1982, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hardee County-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 97% 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 310.4 miles away from Hardee County 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 412.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 383.9 miles away from the county 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 354.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 439.9 miles away from Hardee County center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 264.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1785: August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1609: October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1561: September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1545: September 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • Florida Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2003 to August 22, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1481: July 29, 2003, FEMA Id: 1481, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Florida Tropical Storm Gabrielle, Incident Period: September 13, 2001 to September 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1393: September 28, 2001, FEMA Id: 1393, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Myakka Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 17, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 18, 2001, FEMA Id: 2358, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hardee County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Fires: 4, Tropical Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hardee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,894 (77.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,037 (11.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 57 (0.6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 18 (0.2%)
  • Railroad: 48 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 285 (3.2%)
  • Bicycle: 51 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 294 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 267 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (72%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • Haiti (2%)
  • Taiwan (2%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • India (1%)
  • Jordan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hardee County


  • American (11%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Bahamian (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,255 people in state prisons
  • 204 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 138 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 138 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 70 people in nursing homes
  • 60 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,616 people in state prisons
  • 150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 59 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,974.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,776 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Florida average:

7.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.09% relocated from other counties in Florida ($27,103 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($10,673 average AGI)
Hardee County:

1.55%
Florida average:

3.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, FL  0.93% ($32,840 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.81% ($32,769)
from Manatee County, FL  0.48% ($32,615)
from DeSoto County, FL  0.32% ($21,615)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.29% ($53,696)


6.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.28%
Florida average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.84% relocated to other counties in Florida ($27,131 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($6,831 average AGI)
Hardee County:

1.44%
Florida average:

2.71%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, FL  1.32% ($38,972 average AGI)
to Highlands County, FL  1.00% ($34,753)
to Manatee County, FL  0.57% ($28,739)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.44% ($43,667)
to DeSoto County, FL  0.25% ($57,450)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 7.3

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 population in Hardee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 30.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hardee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hardee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hardee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hardee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,508 (2,775 aged, 733 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,749 (23%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hardee County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (301)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (222)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (183)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (173)
  • Unspecified dementia (103)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (73)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (62)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (61)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (58)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (55)

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: 1,704
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 760
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

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: 28,739
  • In family households: 23,722 (3,055 male householders, 2,775 female householders)
    4,160 spouses, 9,929 children (9,224 natural, 69 adopted, 636 stepchildren), 949 grandchildren, 670 brothers or sisters, 508 parents, 980 other relatives, 716 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,727 (1,049 male householders (879 living alone)), 979 female householders (804 living alone)), 701 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,198

Size of family households: 2,481 2-persons, 1,203 3-persons, 984 4-persons, 799 5-persons, 169 6-persons, 197 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,681 1-person, 286 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 18 6-persons.

4,089 married couples with children.
2,305 single-parent households (749 men, 1,556 women).

60.0% of residents of Hardee speak English at home.
37.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 42% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $132,177,000 ($4,723 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:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built in Hardee County, Florida
  • Year house built in Hardee County, Florida
  • 272014 or later
  • 4472010 to 2013
  • 1,7872000 to 2009
  • 1,9121990 to 1999
  • 1,6531980 to 1989
  • 1,3841970 to 1979
  • 9611960 to 1969
  • 6661950 to 1959
  • 1981940 to 1949
  • 7301939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hardee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardee County, Florida
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardee County, Florida
  • 131 room
  • 852 rooms
  • 3093 rooms
  • 7084 rooms
  • 1,5275 rooms
  • 1,2186 rooms
  • 6647 rooms
  • 4578 rooms
  • 4159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardee County, Florida
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardee County, Florida
  • 71 room
  • 452 rooms
  • 4593 rooms
  • 8564 rooms
  • 4955 rooms
  • 3126 rooms
  • 1467 rooms
  • 908 rooms
  • 159+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hardee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardee County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hardee County, Florida
  • 12no bedroom
  • 3561 bedroom
  • 1,2162 bedrooms
  • 2,8323 bedrooms
  • 8494 bedrooms
  • 1255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardee County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hardee County, Florida
  • 7no bedroom
  • 3371 bedroom
  • 1,2572 bedrooms
  • 7103 bedrooms
  • 1174 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 162no vehicle
  • 1,9431 vehicle
  • 2,0612 vehicles
  • 1,0283 vehicles
  • 1854 vehicles
  • 465+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hardee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 363no vehicle
  • 1,1301 vehicle
  • 8022 vehicles
  • 1203 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.9% of Hardee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Florida.

Hardee County:

90.9%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 17,405
  • Other state: 6,622
  • Northeast: 1,191
  • Midwest: 2,147
  • South: 2,680
  • West: 618
Year householders moved into unit in Hardee County, FL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hardee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 93.0%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 96.6%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 221
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

4.1%
Florida:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 134
Here:

14.8%
Florida:

20.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hardee County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,459,000
    Solid Waste Management: $872,000
    Sewerage: $486,000
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,568,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,416,000
    General - Other: $6,406,000
    Regular Highways: $3,651,000
    Financial Administration: $2,983,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,328,000
    Health - Other: $2,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    Sewerage: $956,000
    Central Staff Services: $774,000
    Housing and Community Development: $611,000
    Water Utilities: $536,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $324,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $168,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $132,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,900,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,099,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,500,000
    Special Assessments: $2,649,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,579,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,339,000
    Water Utilities: $621,000
    Solid Waste Management: $559,000
    Local Fire Protection: $508,000
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,019,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,146,000
    Other: $5,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,254,000
    Health and Hospitals: $447,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,335,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,316,000
    Other License: $182,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000

Hardee County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,459,000
    Solid Waste Management: $872,000
    Sewerage: $486,000
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,568,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,416,000
    General - Other: $6,406,000
    Regular Highways: $3,651,000
    Financial Administration: $2,983,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,328,000
    Health - Other: $2,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    Sewerage: $956,000
    Central Staff Services: $774,000
    Housing and Community Development: $611,000
    Water Utilities: $536,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $324,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $168,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $132,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,900,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,099,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,500,000
    Special Assessments: $2,649,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,579,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,339,000
    Water Utilities: $621,000
    Solid Waste Management: $559,000
    Local Fire Protection: $508,000
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,019,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,146,000
    Other: $5,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,254,000
    Health and Hospitals: $447,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,335,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,316,000
    Other License: $182,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000

Hardee County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,459,000
    Solid Waste Management: $872,000
    Sewerage: $486,000
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,568,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,416,000
    General - Other: $6,406,000
    Regular Highways: $3,651,000
    Financial Administration: $2,983,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,328,000
    Health - Other: $2,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    Sewerage: $956,000
    Central Staff Services: $774,000
    Housing and Community Development: $611,000
    Water Utilities: $536,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $324,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $168,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $132,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,900,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,099,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,500,000
    Special Assessments: $2,649,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,579,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,339,000
    Water Utilities: $621,000
    Solid Waste Management: $559,000
    Local Fire Protection: $508,000
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,019,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,146,000
    Other: $5,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,254,000
    Health and Hospitals: $447,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,335,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,316,000
    Other License: $182,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000

Hardee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $2,459,000
    Solid Waste Management: $872,000
    Sewerage: $486,000
    Parks and Recreation: $412,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,568,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,416,000
    General - Other: $6,406,000
    Regular Highways: $3,651,000
    Financial Administration: $2,983,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,328,000
    Health - Other: $2,085,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,235,000
    Libraries: $1,072,000
    Sewerage: $956,000
    Central Staff Services: $774,000
    Housing and Community Development: $611,000
    Water Utilities: $536,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $324,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $207,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $168,000
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $56,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $366,000
    Public Welfare: $132,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $1,900,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $3,099,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,280,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $220,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,000
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $3,500,000
    Special Assessments: $2,649,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,579,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Interest Earnings: $66,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,339,000
    Water Utilities: $621,000
    Solid Waste Management: $559,000
    Local Fire Protection: $508,000
    Parks and Recreation: $319,000
    Health - Other: $179,000
    Police Protection: $143,000
    Central Staff Services: $103,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,019,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,146,000
    Other: $5,306,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,254,000
    Health and Hospitals: $447,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,488,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,335,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,316,000
    Other License: $182,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $75,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 848
  • Number of aged recipients: 146
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 702
  • Number of recipients under 18: 140
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 470
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 238
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 407
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 321
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 Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS2
Jones New York1Walmart1
KFC1YMCA1
Lane Furniture1