Weeki Wachee Gardens, Florida

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Weeki Wachee Gardens, Florida
Census-designated place
County Road 597 entering Weeki Wachee Gardens
County Road 597 entering Weeki Wachee Gardens
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°32′1″N 82°37′29″W / 28.53361°N 82.62472°W / 28.53361; -82.62472Coordinates: 28°32′1″N 82°37′29″W / 28.53361°N 82.62472°W / 28.53361; -82.62472
Country United States
State Florida
County Hernando
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,146
 • Density 911/sq mi (351.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 12-75641[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867226[2]

Weeki Wachee Gardens is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,146 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Weeki Wachee Gardens is located in western Hernando County at 28°32′1″N 82°37′29″W / 28.53361°N 82.62472°W / 28.53361; -82.62472 (28.533569, -82.624784),[4] along the Weeki Wachee River east of its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. Shoal Line Boulevard is the main road through the community, leading northeast 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to Cortez Boulevard and south 4 miles (6 km) to Hernando Beach.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 9.60%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,140 people, 556 households, and 361 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 822.6 people per square mile (316.7/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 640.8/sq mi (246.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.98% White, 0.18% African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.14% of the population.

There were 556 households out of which 13.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.39.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 12.2% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 18.0% from 25 to 44, 39.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 108.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $29,826, and the median income for a family was $33,942. Males had a median income of $36,389 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,423. About 10.1% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Weeki Wachee Gardens CDP, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.