Wimauma, FL

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Living in Wimauma

Wimauma is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 9,467 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wimauma is the 246th largest community in Florida. Wimauma has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Wimauma, where the median household income is $49,347.00.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Wimauma is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 61.43% of the Wimauma workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Wimauma is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wimauma who work in farm management occupations (25.34%), maintenance occupations (6.60%), and office and administrative support (5.82%).

Overall, Wimauma’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Wimauma is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Wimauma has a very low overall level of education: only 9.36% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wimauma in 2018 was $16,323, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,292 for a family of four. However, Wimauma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wimauma is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Wimauma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Wimauma, accounting for 72.82% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Wimauma residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wimauma include Irish, German, French, Polish, and English.

In addition, Wimauma has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.53%).

The most common language spoken in Wimauma is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Miao/Hmong.