Location in Indian River County and the state of Florida
|• Total||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Land||2.4 sq mi (6.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||13 ft (4 m)|
|• Density||382.5/sq mi (145.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0292800|
Wabasso is located at (27.746775, -80.435115).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 918 people, 403 households, and 214 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 378.8 people per square mile (146.5/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 217.1/sq mi (83.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 82.90% White, 5.56% African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 7.41% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.75% of the population.
There were 403 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.7% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 120.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 126.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $25,938, and the median income for a family was $25,815. Males had a median income of $21,188 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,557. About 17.2% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.5% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.
- Poet, critic and essayist Laura Riding and her husband Schuyler B. Jackson lived in Wabasso from about 1941 until his death in 1968, and she continued to live there until her death on September 2, 1991.
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