Hardee County

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Hardee County, Florida

412 W Orange St Rm A-203
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-6952
Fax: (863) 773-0958
www.hardeecounty.net

In south-central FL, south of Winter Haven; organized Apr 23, 1921 from DeSoto County. Name Origin: For Cary Augustus Hardee (1876-1957), governor of FL (1921-25)

Area (sq mi):: 638.33 (land 637.30; water 1.03) Population per square mile: 44.40
Population 2005: 28,286 State rank: 49 Population change: 2000-20005 5.00%; 1990-2000 38.20% Population 2000: 26,938 (White 54.60%; Black or African American 8.30%; Hispanic or Latino 35.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 20.80%). Foreign born: 17.50%. Median age: 32.70
Income 2000: per capita $12,445; median household $30,183; Population below poverty level: 24.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,616-$17,257
Unemployment (2004): 6.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 26.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 30.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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