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Hardee County Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 8,600 households in Hardee County. The average household size was 3 people.

Families made up 81 percent of the households in Hardee County. This figure includes both married-couple families (55 percent) and other families (26 percent). Nonfamily households made up 19 percent of all households in Hardee County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
55%
Other families
26%
People living alone
14%
Other nonfamily households
4%
Percent of households

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 82 percent of the people at least one year old living in Hardee County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 9 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 6 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and 2 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
82%
Different residence, same county
9%
Different county, same state
6%
Different state
1%
Abroad
2%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 60 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 7 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Forty percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Hardee County was 6,100 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 530 and elementary or high school enrollment was 4,900 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 660.

The Educational Attainment of People in Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
3%
Bachelor's degree
4%
Associate's degree
4%
Some college, no degree
13%
High school diploma or equivalency
37%
Less than high school diploma
40%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Hardee County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 19 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 4 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 17 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 47 percent of those 65 and older.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Sixty-seven percent of Hardee County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 25 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 6 percent used other means. The remaining 1 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 25.5 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Hardee County was $39,497. Seventy-six percent of the households received earnings and 14 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-three percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,479. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 21 percent of people were in poverty. Twenty-six percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 18 percent of people 65 years old and over. Seventeen percent of all families and 32 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
18%
Related children under 18 years
26%
All families
17%
Female householder families
32%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Hardee County: From 2005-2007, Hardee County had a total population of 28,000 - 13,000 (45 percent) females and 16,000 (55 percent) males. The median age was 33.4 years. Twenty-seven percent of the population was under 18 years and 14 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
14%
45 to 64
19%
25 to 44
31%
18 to 24
9%
Under 18
27%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 82 percent was White; 7 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 3 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 8 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Forty-one percent of the people in Hardee County was Hispanic. Forty-nine percent of the people in Hardee County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hardee County had a total of 10,000 housing units, 16 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 59 percent was in single-unit structures, 9 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 32 percent was mobile homes. Twenty-five percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Hardee County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
59%
In multi-unit structures
9%
Mobile homes
32%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hardee County had 8,600 occupied housing units - 6,600 (77 percent) owner occupied and 2,000 (23 percent) renter occupied. Ten percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Forty-three percent had two vehicles and another 17 percent had three or more.

Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.95

(X)

2.60

+/-0.14

Average family size

3.18

(X)

3.19

+/-0.19

Population 25 years and over

18,112

 

 

+/-258

High school graduate or higher

(X)

59.8

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

6.9

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

N

N

10.4%

N

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

4,519

19.3

15.1%

+/-654

Foreign born

5,531

19.5

12.5%

+/-759

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

6,135

49.9

52.6%

+/-571

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

4,983

52.2

48.5%

+/-616

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

N

N

19.5%

N

Household population

25,487

 

 

+/-151

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

11,249

52.4

64.7%

+/-574

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

25.5

(X)

25.1

+/-2.4

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

39,497

(X)

50,007

+/-5,499

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

41,637

(X)

60,374

+/-5,473

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

14,519

(X)

26,178

+/-1,187

Families below poverty level

(X)

16.9

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

20.8

13.3%

(X)

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

10,321

 

 

+/-60

Occupied housing units

8,644

83.8

88.4%

+/-412

Owner-occupied housing units

6,646

76.9

67.3%

+/-492

Renter-occupied housing units

1,998

23.1

32.7%

+/-489

Vacant housing units

1,677

16.2

11.6%

+/-420

Owner-occupied homes

6,646

 

 

+/-492

Median value (dollars)

95,100

(X)

181,800

+/-13,933

Median of selected monthly owner costs

 

 

 

 

With a mortgage (dollars)

929

(X)

1,427

+/-75

Not mortgaged (dollars)

304

(X)

402

+/-23

 

 

 

 

 

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

28,314

 

 

*****

Male

15,701

55.5

49.2%

+/-174

Female

12,613

44.5

50.8%

+/-174

Median age (years)

33.4

(X)

36.4

+/-1.3

Under 5 years

2,380

8.4

6.9%

+/-140

18 years and over

20,645

72.9

75.3%

*****

65 years and over

3,904

13.8

12.5%

+/-222

One race

27,924

98.6

97.9%

+/-267

White

22,917

80.9

74.1%

+/-862

Black or African American

1,969

7.0

12.4%

+/-431

American Indian and Alaska Native

121

0.4

0.8%

+/-166

Asian

796

2.8

4.3%

+/-416

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

0

0.0

0.1%

+/-174

Some other race

2,121

7.5

6.2%

+/-856

Two or more races

390

1.4

2.1%

+/-267

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

11,527

40.7

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.