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 6,839 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wimauma is the 246th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Wimauma was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Wimauma economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Wimauma, where the median household income is $49,347.00.

When you are in Wimauma, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 61.43% of Wimauma’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).

Being a small town, Wimauma does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Wimauma's cultural character, accounting for 31.53% of the town’s population.

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