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Encyclopedia > Hardee County, Florida
Hardee County, Florida
Seal of Hardee County, FloridaSeal (Detail)
Map of Florida highlighting Hardee County
Location in the state of Florida
Formed 23 April 1921
Seat Wauchula
Area
 - Total
 - Water

1,653 km² (638 mi²)
3 km² (1 mi²) 0.16%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,938
3/km² 
Website: http://www.hardeecounty.net

Hardee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population is 26,938. Its county seat is Wauchula, Florida6. Image File history File links Hardee_County_Fl_Seal. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Hardee_County_Florida. ... April 23 is the 113th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (114th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Wauchula is a city located in Hardee County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Wauchula is a city located in Hardee County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

It was named for Cary A. Hardee, Governor of Florida from 1921 to 1925. Hardee County was created in 1921. Cary Augustus Hardee (November 13, 1876 _ November 21, 1957) was the twenty-third governor of Florida. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


On August 13, 2004, Hurricane Charley went directly through Hardee County. Even though hurricane force winds only lashed the county for about an hour, most buildings in the county sustained damage, and many were totally destroyed. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... B C D E F G H I 10 J K L M N O Categories: | | | | | | | ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,653 km² (638 mi²). 1,651 km² (637 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 26,938 people, 8,166 households, and 6,255 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (42/mi²). There are 9,820 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 70.66% White, 8.33% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 17.99% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. 35.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 8,166 households out of which 34.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% are married couples living together, 11.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.40% are non-families. 18.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.06 and the average family size is 3.40. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 19.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 119.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 123.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,183, and the median income for a family is $32,487. Males have a median income of $23,793 versus $18,823 for females. The per capita income for the county is $12,445. 24.60% of the population and 17.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.20% of those under the age of 18 and 16.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Bowling Green is a city located in Hardee County, Florida. ... Wauchula is a city located in Hardee County, Florida. ... Zolfo Springs is a town located in Hardee County, Florida. ...

External links

  • Links and Discussion boards concerning Elected Officials representing Hardee County Florida

Government links/Constitutional offices

  • Hardee County Board of County Commissioners official website
  • Hardee County Supervisor of Elections
  • Hardee County Property Appraiser
  • Hardee County Sheriff's Office
  • Hardee County Tax Collector

Special districts

  • Hardee County Public Schools
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District

Judicial branch

  • Hardee County Clerk of Courts
  • Public Defender, 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida serving Hardee, Highlands, and Polk counties
  • Office of the State Attorney, 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida
  • Circuit and County Court for the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida
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