Okeechobee, FL


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Living in Okeechobee

Okeechobee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,608 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Okeechobee is the 266th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Okeechobee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Okeechobee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Okeechobee who work in sales jobs (16.84%), teaching (9.22%), and office and administrative support (7.92%).

Being a small city, Okeechobee does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Okeechobee, just 10.63% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Okeechobee in 2010 was $18,144, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,576 for a family of four. However, Okeechobee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Okeechobee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Okeechobee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Okeechobee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Okeechobee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.05% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Okeechobee include German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Okeechobee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.