Live Oak is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,931 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Live Oak is the 240th largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Live Oak is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.16% of the Live Oak workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Live Oak is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Live Oak who work in farm management occupations (13.23%), food service (9.43%), and personal care services (7.88%).
In addition, many people in Live Oak have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.
Being a small city, Live Oak does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Live Oak with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.35% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Live Oak in 2010 was $15,079, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,316 for a family of four. Live Oak also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Live Oak is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Live Oak home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Live Oak residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Live Oak also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Live Oak include Irish, German, Italian, and Scandinavian.
The most common language spoken in Live Oak is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.