Located in Hillsborough County, Wimauma is home to approximately 6,400 residents. Though Wimauma is unincorporated, it is considered a census-designated area.
🚉 Wimauma History
In 1902, Wimauma was founded by Captain C. H. Davis who chose the location due to its proximity to the 55-mile railroad from Durant to Manatee County. Construction on the railroad began in 1895 and also went into Sarasota.
The railroad changed names several times throughout the years. It began in 1902 as the United States & West Indies Railroad and Steamship Company, was renamed the Florida West Shore Railway in 1903, and finally became the Seaboard Air Line Railroad in 1909.
Though the community was founded due to the importance of the railroad, the operation ceased to run through Wimauma in 1968, and the tracks were subsequently removed.
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🏫 Wimauma Schools
Students in this area attend Hillsborough County Public Schools. One of the largest school districts in the United States, this school district has 206 schools.
The percentage of residents with a high school diploma or higher is 52 percent. The percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is 5.3 percent.
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🌆 Neighboring Communities
Wimauma’s adjacent locations include Sun City Center to the west, Manatee County to the south, and Balm to the north. Tampa is approximately 19 miles from Wimauma.
🌞 Wimauma Weather
Like other areas in Hillsborough County, Wimauma has beautiful weather year-round. The highest temperature for this area is 91 degrees in August, but the average annual high is 83 degrees.
The lowest temperature for this area is 55 degrees in January, but the average annual low is 63 degrees. Wimauma receives the most rainfall in June and August each year.
🏘️ Wimauma Real Estate
Of the occupied housing units in the Wimauma, someone living in the home owns 53.2 percent. The median home value for this area is $108,000.