Immokalee, FL
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Living in Immokalee

Immokalee is a medium-sized town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 24,557 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Immokalee is the 130th largest community in Florida.

Immokalee is a blue-collar town, with 49.40% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 (20.28%), maintenance occupations (10.19%), and sales jobs (8.91%).

One downside of living in Immokalee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.08 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The population of Immokalee has a very low overall level of education: only 6.54% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Immokalee in 2018 was $13,810, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,240 for a family of four. However, Immokalee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Immokalee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.75% 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 70.76% 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Immokalee include Haitian, African, Irish, English, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Immokalee's cultural character, accounting for 41.17% of the town’s population.

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