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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 5,254 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Okeechobee is the 278th largest community in Florida.

Okeechobee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Okeechobee is a city of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Okeechobee who work in teaching (17.56%), office and administrative support (9.06%), and healthcare (7.11%).

For a small city, Okeechobee has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Okeechobee exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.

The percentage of adults in Okeechobee who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.27% of the adults in Okeechobee have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Okeechobee in 2018 was $19,633, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,532 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 33.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Okeechobee include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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


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