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Wewahitchka is a city in Gulf County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,981 as of the 2010 census. This was up from 1,722 as of the 2000 census. From the creation of Gulf County in 1925 until 1965, it served as the county seat before the county seat was moved to Port St. Joe. The city took its name from an American Indian word meaning "water eyes". Two lakes along the edge of town look like a perfect pair of eyes.GeographyWewahitchka is located in northeastern Gulf County at the junction of Florida State Roads 71 and 22. SR 71 leads north to Blountstown and south to Port St. Joe, while SR 22 leads west to Panama City. According to the United States Census Bureau, Wewahitchka has a total area of 20.0km2, of which 16.8km2 is land and 3.2km2, or 15.80%, is water. It is located west of the Chipola River, a tributary of the Apalachicola River, and southwest of Dead Lake.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,722 people, 696 households, and 483 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.4 people per square mile (107.1/km²). There were 894 housing units at an average density of 144.0 per square mile (55.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.61% White, 7.55% African American, 7.64% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.Plan your tour of Wewahitchka and United States travel itinerary using our United States road trip planning tool.
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