Pahokee, FL


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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.

Pahokee is a blue-collar town, with 39.06% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 office and administrative support (12.21%), farm management occupations (11.36%), and food service (8.99%).

The population of Pahokee has a very low overall level of education: only 9.50% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Pahokee in 2010 was $12,994, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,976 for a family of four. Pahokee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.76% 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 33.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Pahokee include Jamaican, Haitian, Irish, and English.

Pahokee also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.14%.

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

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