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Housing Profile
Hardee County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 27638. Hardee County ranks # 50 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 8392
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 70.0%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Hardee County is projected to have a population of 28299, ranking it # 52 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Hardee County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Hardee County 27731 27638 27800 27904 28098 28198 28299
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $76804. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $38208.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $40610.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $104547 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $103000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Hardee County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Hardee County Condominiums 37000 31250 35250 33150 40000 31500 41550 46750 44250 55000 77250 50700 62500 33000 55000 40000 57500 40000 40000 47500 52750
Hardee County Single Family Homes 42000 45000 50000 55000 58250 59500 59250 65000 78000 85000 105000 129900 114000 105000 72000 72100 68500 75000 80000 86000 103000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Hardee County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Hardee County, Florida 631 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Hardee County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $532 for a studio apartment, $565 for a one-bedroom, $652 for a two-bedroom, $943 for a three-bedroom, and $1053 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Hardee County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Hardee County 59 55 447 887 469 168 0 0 0 0 0 233 2318
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 4 licensed manufactured housing parks in Hardee with 103 lots in 2012.
  • There are 2 licensed condominium developments in Hardee with 284 units in 2012. Of these, 0 properties with 0 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Hardee County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Hardee County Hardee One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 153 146 109 75 27 24 23 122 152 265 353
Hardee County Hardee Manufactured housing 32 28 16 13 1 7 3 19 17 65 76
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

This table is not available outside of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 2677 Hardee County households (32%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 1382 households in Hardee County (16%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Hardee County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 5715 1295 1382
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Hardee County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 4419 770 684
Renter 1296 525 698
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Hardee County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $41300 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Hardee County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 174 109 572
30.01-50% AMI 442 339 476
50.01-80% AMI 830 478 250
80.01+% AMI 4269 369 84
Total 5715 1295 1382
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 2294 households in Hardee County (27.3%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 1970 of elderly households in Hardee (85.9%) own their homes.
  • 486 elderly households (21%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Hardee County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 1808 265 221
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Hardee County was 1650 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Hardee County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Hardee County 254 1655 1784 1699 1555 1134 696 214 651 9642 2.6 17.2 18.5 17.6 16.1 11.8 16.2
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Hardee County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Hardee County 631 8.3 89 1.2 156 1.6 127 1.3
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File