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Wauchula is a city in Hardee County.

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the name derives from Indian term for "sandhill crane"

The latitude of Wauchula is 27.546N. The longitude is -81.811W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,406.


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Median household income
Local
$25,931
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wauchula demographic reports
Developed around Fort Hartsuff, a military post built to protect settlers during the Seminole Wars
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 46. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 10.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hardee County Fair - Feb. 20-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wauchula web sites and events links in the sections below.

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4% of Wauchula residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wauchula ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wauchula was $10,665, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Wauchula residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wauchula, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $596.


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Libraries in Wauchula include Hardee County Public Library ... View libraries

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Hardee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wauchula political report.

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The average commute time for Wauchula workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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