Okahumpka is a tiny town located in the state of Florida. With a population of 240 people and just one neighborhood, Okahumpka is the 484th largest community in Florida.
When you are in Okahumpka, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.46% of Okahumpka’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Okahumpka is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Okahumpka who work in personal care services (41.46%), management occupations (17.07%), and office and administrative support (0.00%).
The overall crime rate in Okahumpka is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Okahumpka is worth considering.
One downside of living in Okahumpka, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 43.05 minutes every day commuting to work.
Okahumpka is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Okahumpka isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
Okahumpka is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Okahumpka has a very low overall level of education: only 9.52% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Okahumpka in 2018 was $37,295, which is upper middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $149,180 for a family of four. However, Okahumpka contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Okahumpka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Okahumpka residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Okahumpka include Irish, German, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Okahumpka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Scandinavian languages.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Okahumpka, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
The neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (100.0%) than found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Okahumpka is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in FL, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.0% of the neighborhoods in Florida. If you are considering retiring to Florida, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Cuban and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 1.9% have Canadian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Okahumpka are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 100.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 41.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 28.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (17.2%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Okahumpka, FL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.4%). There are also a number of people of Cuban ancestry (15.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 11.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.