Wauchula is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 4,935 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. 35.80% of the Wauchula workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wauchula is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wauchula who work in office and administrative support (24.59%), food service (7.75%), and management occupations (7.75%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Wauchula has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Wauchula a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The rate of college-level education in Wauchula is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.72% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Wauchula in 2010 was $17,879, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,516 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 36.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wauchula include German, English, Haitian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Wauchula's cultural character, accounting for 19.80% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Wauchula is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.