Pahokee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,071 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pahokee is the 262nd largest community in Florida.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Pahokee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.84% of the Pahokee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Pahokee is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pahokee who work in farm management occupations (10.78%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and food service (8.66%).
The citizens of Pahokee have a very low rate of college education: just 9.58% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Pahokee in 2010 was $14,006, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,024 for a family of four. However, Pahokee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pahokee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pahokee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pahokee residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Pahokee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 35.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahokee include Jamaican, Irish, Haitian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Pahokee's cultural character, accounting for 21.44% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Pahokee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.