Ocklawaha is a somewhat small town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 8,718 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Ocklawaha is the 223rd largest community in Florida.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ocklawaha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ocklawaha is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ocklawaha who work in maintenance occupations (13.37%), office and administrative support (13.12%), and sales jobs (10.75%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Ocklawaha is worth considering.
One downside of living in Ocklawaha, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Ocklawaha does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Ocklawaha is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.69% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ocklawaha in 2018 was $20,522, 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 $82,088 for a family of four. However, Ocklawaha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ocklawaha is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ocklawaha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ocklawaha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ocklawaha include Irish, German, English, Italian, and African.
The most common language spoken in Ocklawaha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.