Wauchula, FL


Highest Appreciating Wauchula Neighborhoods Since 2000

Wauchula, FL Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Wauchula Housing Market Information

With a population of 4,935, 1,618 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $102,119, house prices in Wauchula are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Wauchula, accounting for 68.63% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Wauchula include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.21%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.11%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 4.85%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Wauchula are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 62.70% owning and 37.30% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Wauchula built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Wauchula built between 1940-1969 ( 29.76%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 12.81%). There's also some housing in Wauchula built before 1939 ( 9.55%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Wauchula. Fully 19.06% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Wauchula homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Wauchula real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Wauchula Home Appreciation Rates

Homes have actually lost value in Wauchula over the last then years, as home values have seen a decline of 32.73% during the ten year period. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout appreciation rate data shows Wauchula home appreciation rates at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.89%.

Over the last year, Wauchula appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Wauchula's appreciation rate has been -5.13%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Wauchula were at 1.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 4.89%.

Relative to Florida, our data show that Wauchula's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in Florida.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,103,000 0.2
$827,001 - $1,103,000 0.9
$551,001 - $827,000 1.8
$441,001 - $551,000 1.4
$331,001 - $441,000 9.0
$220,001 - $331,000 7.5
$110,001 - $220,000 17.2
$55,001 - $110,000 40.6
$0 - $55,000 21.5

Very Low for FL
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
76.274463846244 87.3931623931624

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Wauchula Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
26.84% 1.39% 1 3
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$668 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 62.70
Renters 37.30
Vacant 19.06

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 12.8
1970 - 1999 47.9
1940 - 1969 29.8
1939 or Older 9.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 68.6
Townhomes 0.2
Small Apt. Buildings 12.1
Apt. Complexes 14.2
Mobile Homes 4.9
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.35
1 Bedroom 7.60
2 Bedrooms 34.67
3 Bedrooms 44.62
4 Bedrooms 9.10
5 or more bedrooms 0.65

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