Pahokee, FL

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Living in Pahokee

Pahokee is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 6,315 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Pahokee is the 262nd largest community in Florida.

When you are in Pahokee, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.24% of Pahokee’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Pahokee is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pahokee who work in sales jobs (10.56%), farm management occupations (9.94%), and maintenance occupations (8.87%).

One downside of living in Pahokee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.04 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Pahokee, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The percentage of people in Pahokee with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.72% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pahokee in 2018 was $13,674, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,696 for a family of four. Pahokee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 24.45% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahokee include Jamaican, African, Irish, German, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Pahokee's cultural character, accounting for 18.60% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Pahokee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

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