Wauchula is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,786 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wauchula is the 275th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wauchula is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.10% of the Wauchula workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wauchula is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wauchula who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), community and social services (9.86%), and personal care services (6.89%).
The rate of college-level education in Wauchula is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.65% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wauchula in 2018 was $21,346, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,384 for a family of four. However, Wauchula contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Wauchula is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wauchula home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wauchula residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Wauchula also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauchula include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Wauchula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.