The Census population estimate for 2013 is 28,042 people in the county.

Population by Age pie chart

  • Veterans- 1,296
  • Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.1
  • Homeownership rate, 2008-2012-   72.7%
  • Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012-  $89,500
  • Households- 7,494
  • Median household income- $36,115


From the Unites States Census Bureau

Population Map

Population Map of Hardee County and southern Florida

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Pie chart showing breakdown of population by age. Approximately 10% of the population is under 5 years old. Approximately 15% of the population is under 18 years old. Approximately 50% of the population is age 18-65. Approximately 25% of the population is over 65 years old.

Map of South Central FL centered on Hardee county showing population age at various drive times centered in Hardee County. At a 10 minute drive time, there are 14,126 people. At a 15 minute drive time, there are 31,167 people. At a 30 minute drive time, there are 234,166 people. At a 60 minute drive time, there are 2,981,841 people. At a 120 minute drive time, there are 8,135,668 people.


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Governor Scott Awards Job Growth Grant Funds

Dec 12, 2018

Governor Scott awards nearly $30 Million in grant funds with $2,360,000 being awarded to Hardee County. See press release for more information. ...
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January 2018 EDC/IDA Board Meeting

Jan 04, 2018

The Hardee County EDC/IDA will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. This meeting will be held at the Board of County…...
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Joint BOCC & EDC/IDA meeting followed by EDC/IDA meeting

Sep 15, 2017

The BOCC will hold a special meeting jointly with the EDC/IDA. Immediately following the adjournment of this meeting, the EDC/IDA will hold their regular meeting.…...
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