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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Immokalee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 54.22% of the Immokalee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Immokalee is a town of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Immokalee who work in farm management occupations (26.96%), maintenance occupations (10.75%), and sales jobs (7.30%).
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 31.42 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.
A lot of people in Immokalee take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the town, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Immokalee, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Immokalee ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.24% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Immokalee in 2018 was $12,149, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,596 for a family of four. Immokalee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.36% 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 72.14% 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, Irish, German, French, and Belizean.
Immokalee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 43.94%.
The most common language spoken in Immokalee is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and French.