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Housing Profile
Wakulla County, Florida
  • Population, 2015: 31281. Wakulla County ranks # 49 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2015: 10689
  • Homeownership Rate, 2015: 81.2%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.7%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Wakulla County is projected to have a population of 40699, ranking it # 48 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Wakulla County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2015 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Wakulla County 30776 31281 33499 35604 37397 39098 40699
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: $116342. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $37528.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $90975.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $173227 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $166000, 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, Wakulla 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
Wakulla County Single Family Homes 88500 85250 93000 105000 114900 119736 130780 140000 154750 175000 156450 152950 139900 130000 133000 145000 145000 159200 158950 160000 166000
Wakulla County Condominiums 84500 106250 94000 119000 117250 145000 135000 142500 179000 125975 130100 172500 135000 121500 101700 108000 113500 109700 120450 122700 128000
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Wakulla County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Wakulla County 854 998
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Wakulla County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2016, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $617 for a studio apartment, $635 for a one-bedroom, $798 for a two-bedroom, $1111 for a three-bedroom, and $1200 for a four-bedroom unit.

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

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Wakulla County, 2010-2014

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Wakulla County 11 29 208 450 1026 617 4 271 2616
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 2 licensed manufactured housing parks in Wakulla with 24 lots in 2012.
  • There are 3 licensed condominium developments in Wakulla with 60 units in 2012. Of these, 1 properties with 24 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Wakulla County, 2005-2014

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 20132014
Wakulla County Wakulla One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 740 721 545 320 286 234 193 414 520 580
Wakulla County Wakulla Manufactured housing 137 125 87 53 34 38 25 48 67 43
Wakulla County Wakulla Multifamily 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2014

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 2015, 3317 Wakulla County households (31%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 1517 households in Wakulla County (14%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Wakulla County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 7372 1800 1517
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, Wakulla County, 2015

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 6354 1529 794
Renter 1018 271 723
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 Wakulla County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $61500 in 2016.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Wakulla County, 2015

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 211 125 741
30.01-50% AMI 277 263 371
50.01-80% AMI 901 722 277
80.01+% AMI 5983 690 128
Total 7372 1800 1517
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 2585 households in Wakulla County (24.2%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2015. In comparison, 29.6% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 2329 of elderly households in Wakulla (90.1%) own their homes.
  • 527 elderly households (20%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Wakulla County, 2015

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 2058 296 231
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 Wakulla County was 1810 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Wakulla County, 2010-2014 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2000 or After 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Wakulla County 4186 3443 2413 1550 447 362 106 312 12819 32.7 26.9 18.8 12.1 3.5 6.1
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Wakulla County, 2010-2014 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 (%)
Wakulla County 197 1.8 82 0.8 366 2.9 280 2.2
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, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File