Immokalee is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 26,252 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Immokalee is the 110th largest community in Florida.
When you are in Immokalee, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 55.71% of Immokalee’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Immokalee is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Immokalee who work in farm management occupations (34.60%), maintenance occupations (12.79%), and office and administrative support (6.34%).
One downside of living in Immokalee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Immokalee, the average commute to work is 30.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Many people in Immokalee take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the town, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Immokalee citizens for affordable transportation.
Immokalee ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 4.02% of people over 25 have a college degree.
The per capita income in Immokalee in 2010 was $10,029, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $40,116 for a family of four. Immokalee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Immokalee is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Immokalee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Immokalee, accounting for 76.67% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Immokalee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Immokalee include Irish, French , German, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Immokalee's cultural character, accounting for 41.41% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Immokalee is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French Creole.