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%).
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Ocklawaha has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Ocklawaha a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Ocklawaha, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Ocklawaha doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Ocklawaha with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.69% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or 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.