Okeechobee, FL
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Living in Okeechobee


Okeechobee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,816 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Okeechobee is the 266th largest community in Florida.

When you are in Okeechobee, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 39.53% of Okeechobee’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Okeechobee is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okeechobee who work in maintenance occupations (8.60%), sales jobs (7.06%), and healthcare (7.02%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.05 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Okeechobee does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Okeechobee with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.32% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Okeechobee in 2018 was $20,628, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,512 for a family of four. However, Okeechobee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Okeechobee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Okeechobee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Okeechobee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Okeechobee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Okeechobee include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Okeechobee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.


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