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Demographics Analysis

The people of Okeechobee County, Florida give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Male:

Under 5 years : 1,505

5 to 9 years : 1,245

10 to 14 years : 1,278

15 to 17 years : 1,234

18 and 19 years : 517

20 years : 469

21 years : 344

22 to 24 years : 593

25 to 29 years : 1,552

30 to 34 years : 1,396

35 to 39 years : 1,181

40 to 44 years : 1,606

45 to 49 years : 1,240

50 to 54 years : 1,565

55 to 59 years : 1,539

60 and 61 years : 297

62 to 64 years : 631

65 and 66 years : 361

67 to 69 years : 572

70 to 74 years : 836

75 to 79 years : 793

80 to 84 years : 348

85 years and over : 303

Female:

Under 5 years : 1,249

5 to 9 years : 1,169

10 to 14 years : 1,109

15 to 17 years : 621

18 and 19 years : 400

20 years : 497

21 years : 311

22 to 24 years : 407

25 to 29 years : 1,013

30 to 34 years : 776

35 to 39 years : 929

40 to 44 years : 995

45 to 49 years : 1,119

50 to 54 years : 1,765

55 to 59 years : 1,178

60 and 61 years : 443

62 to 64 years : 624

65 and 66 years : 272

67 to 69 years : 640

70 to 74 years : 1,059

75 to 79 years : 482

80 to 84 years : 591

85 years and over : 371


(updated 2013)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 34,335

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 123

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 41

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 1,353

Not a U.S. citizen : 3,573


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 2,583

5 to 17 years : 5,506

18 to 24 years : 2,639

25 to 34 years : 2,791

35 to 44 years : 2,489

45 to 54 years : 2,078

55 to 59 years : 810

60 and 61 years : 248

62 to 64 years : 317

65 to 74 years : 709

75 years and over : 614

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 171

5 to 17 years : 963

18 to 24 years : 335

25 to 34 years : 916

35 to 44 years : 1,330

45 to 54 years : 2,170

55 to 59 years : 1,549

60 and 61 years : 407

62 to 64 years : 821

65 to 74 years : 2,776

75 years and over : 2,113

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 49

35 to 44 years : 49

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 31

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 35

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 187

18 to 24 years : 564

25 to 34 years : 981

35 to 44 years : 843

45 to 54 years : 1,441

55 to 59 years : 358

60 and 61 years : 85

62 to 64 years : 86

65 to 74 years : 255

75 years and over : 126


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 6,628

Now married, except separated : 5,003

Divorced : 1,614

Separated : 562

Widowed : 454

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 1,917

Now married, except separated : 6,830

Divorced : 2,077

Separated : 293

Widowed : 1,563

Native; born outside the United States:

Never married : 65

Now married, except separated : 28

Divorced : 71

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 1,408

Now married, except separated : 2,905

Divorced : 326

Separated : 37

Widowed : 89


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Individual Income
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Born in state of residence:

No income : 4,765

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 2,702

$10,000 to $14,999 : 1,463

$15,000 to $24,999 : 2,049

$25,000 to $34,999 : 1,200

$35,000 to $49,999 : 880

$50,000 to $64,999 : 324

$65,000 to $74,999 : 304

$75,000 or more : 574

Born in other state in the United States:

No income : 1,854

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 2,545

$10,000 to $14,999 : 1,843

$15,000 to $24,999 : 2,247

$25,000 to $34,999 : 1,452

$35,000 to $49,999 : 1,327

$50,000 to $64,999 : 577

$65,000 to $74,999 : 197

$75,000 or more : 638

Native; born outside the United States:

No income : 120

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 23

$15,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $64,999 : 0

$65,000 to $74,999 : 0

$75,000 or more : 21

Foreign born:

No income : 1,006

With income:

$1 to $9,999 or loss : 1,286

$10,000 to $14,999 : 421

$15,000 to $24,999 : 1,033

$25,000 to $34,999 : 595

$35,000 to $49,999 : 279

$50,000 to $64,999 : 75

$65,000 to $74,999 : 27

$75,000 or more : 43


(updated 2013)



Median Income By Place Of Birth
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Born in state of residence : 17,421

Born in other state of the United States : 18,601

Native; born outside the United States :

Foreign born : 16,172


(updated 2013)



Population Under 18 Years By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Under 3 years : 1,491

3 and 4 years : 1,242

5 years : 636

6 to 8 years : 1,362

9 to 11 years : 1,384

12 to 14 years : 1,402

15 to 17 years : 1,527


(updated 2013)



Household Income
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Less than $10,000 : 1,514

$10,000 to $14,999 : 1,457

$15,000 to $19,999 : 707

$20,000 to $24,999 : 857

$25,000 to $29,999 : 1,505

$30,000 to $34,999 : 582

$35,000 to $39,999 : 822

$40,000 to $44,999 : 438

$45,000 to $49,999 : 587

$50,000 to $59,999 : 1,016

$60,000 to $74,999 : 1,331

$75,000 to $99,999 : 579

$100,000 to $124,999 : 624

$125,000 to $149,999 : 344

$150,000 to $199,999 : 199

$200,000 or more : 126


(updated 2013)





Total Population In Okeechobee County, Florida is 39,425



(updated 2013)



Male Population in Okeechobee County, Florida: 21,405
Female Population in Okeechobee County, Florida: 18,020


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Okeechobee County, Florida: 38.3
Median Female Resident Age in Okeechobee County, Florida: 42.7


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Florida is 41


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Okeechobee County, Florida


White


Both sexes

43.3

Male

42.2

Female

44.6

Black or African American


Both sexes

32.0

Male

32.6

Female

30.2

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

25.1

Male

27.3

Female

20.9

Asian


Both sexes

36.4

Male

38.1

Female

35.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

25.8

Male

33.5

Female

25.0

Other


Both sexes

24.4

Male

25.7

Female

21.7

Two or More Races


Both sexes

16.0

Male

17.1

Female

15.2

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

24.8

Male

26.5

Female

21.9

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

47.1

Male

46.2

Female

48.0


(updated 2010)



Health Insurance Coverage Status By Sex By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,725

No health insurance coverage : 154

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,680

No health insurance coverage : 348

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 818

No health insurance coverage : 868

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,076

No health insurance coverage : 1,219

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,327

No health insurance coverage : 754

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,412

No health insurance coverage : 957

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,554

No health insurance coverage : 592

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,647

No health insurance coverage : 20

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 1,369

No health insurance coverage : 14

Female:

Under 6 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,442

No health insurance coverage : 48

6 to 17 years:

With health insurance coverage : 2,440

No health insurance coverage : 207

18 to 24 years:

With health insurance coverage : 869

No health insurance coverage : 732

25 to 34 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,288

No health insurance coverage : 475

35 to 44 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,263

No health insurance coverage : 654

45 to 54 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,867

No health insurance coverage : 1,017

55 to 64 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,534

No health insurance coverage : 695

65 to 74 years:

With health insurance coverage : 1,959

No health insurance coverage : 12

75 years and over:

With health insurance coverage : 1,393

No health insurance coverage : 0


(updated 2013)



Employer-Based Health Insurance By Sex By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Male:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 424

No employer-based health insurance : 1,455

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 832

No employer-based health insurance : 2,196

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 302

No employer-based health insurance : 1,384

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 638

No employer-based health insurance : 1,657

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 846

No employer-based health insurance : 1,235

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 997

No employer-based health insurance : 1,372

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 999

No employer-based health insurance : 1,147

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 516

No employer-based health insurance : 1,151

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 273

No employer-based health insurance : 1,110

Female:

Under 6 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 416

No employer-based health insurance : 1,074

6 to 17 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 785

No employer-based health insurance : 1,862

18 to 24 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 393

No employer-based health insurance : 1,208

25 to 34 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 627

No employer-based health insurance : 1,136

35 to 44 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 664

No employer-based health insurance : 1,253

45 to 54 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 1,401

No employer-based health insurance : 1,483

55 to 64 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 991

No employer-based health insurance : 1,238

65 to 74 years:

With employer-based health insurance : 502

No employer-based health insurance : 1,469

75 years and over:

With employer-based health insurance : 268

No employer-based health insurance : 1,125


(updated 2013)



Place Of Birth By Nativity
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Native:

Born in state of residence : 20,784

Born in other state in the United States : 13,551

Born outside the United States:

Puerto Rico : 123

U.S. Island Areas or born abroad of American parent(s) : 41

Foreign born : 4,926


(updated 2013)



Languages Spoken At Home
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Speak only English : 27,852

Spanish or Spanish Creole : 8,230

French (including Patois, Creole, Cajun) : 242

German or other West Germanic languages : 59

Slavic languages : 22

Other Indo-European languages : 48

Korean : 0

Chinese : 0

Vietnamese : 20

Tagalog : 0

Other Asian and Pacific Island languages : 102

Other and unspecified languages : 96


(updated 2013)



Medicare Coverage By Sex By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Male:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 145

No Medicare coverage : 4,762

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 602

No Medicare coverage : 9,975

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 2,898

No Medicare coverage : 152

Female:

Under 18 years:

With Medicare coverage : 78

No Medicare coverage : 4,059

18 to 64 years:

With Medicare coverage : 664

No Medicare coverage : 9,730

65 years and over:

With Medicare coverage : 3,306

No Medicare coverage : 58


(updated 2013)



Races in Okeechobee County, Florida


  • White: 33,060
  • African American: 3,821
  • American Indian: 221
  • Asian: 136
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 1,798
  • Two or More Races: 389



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Okeechobee County, Florida citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Okeechobee County, Florida

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 458   (3.7%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 319   (2.58%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 496   (4%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 913   (7.37%)
  • 9th Grade: 711   (5.74%)
  • 10th Grade: 740   (5.97%)
  • 11th Grade: 588   (4.75%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 564   (4.55%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 4,050   (32.7%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 789   (6.37%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,305   (10.54%)
  • Associate Degree: 426   (3.44%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 729   (5.89%)
  • Master's Degree: 171   (1.38%)
  • Professional School Degree: 97   (0.78%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 30   (0.24%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 214   (1.95%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 172   (1.56%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 245   (2.23%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 622   (5.65%)
  • 9th Grade: 535   (4.86%)
  • 10th Grade: 685   (6.23%)
  • 11th Grade: 516   (4.69%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 383   (3.48%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 3,875   (35.22%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 861   (7.83%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 1,288   (11.71%)
  • Associate Degree: 545   (4.95%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 694   (6.31%)
  • Master's Degree: 263   (2.39%)
  • Professional School Degree: 93   (0.85%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 11   (0.1%)


(updated 2010)





School Enrollment By Age
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Enrolled in public school:

3 and 4 years : 271

5 to 9 years : 2,210

10 to 14 years : 2,271

15 to 17 years : 1,522

18 and 19 years : 593

20 to 24 years : 479

25 to 34 years : 242

35 years and over : 382

Enrolled in private school:

3 and 4 years : 85

5 to 9 years : 118

10 to 14 years : 116

15 to 17 years : 216

18 and 19 years : 68

20 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 82

35 years and over : 164

Not enrolled in school:

3 and 4 years : 907

5 to 9 years : 86

10 to 14 years : 0

15 to 17 years : 117

18 and 19 years : 256

20 to 24 years : 2,142

25 to 34 years : 4,413

35 years and over : 21,194


(updated 2013)



Largest School Agency's In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Okeechobee County School District


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 700 Sw 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5000, Students: 7,329 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Osceola Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 825 Sw 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5070, Students: 839 )

  • Yearling Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-9, Location: 925 Nw 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 462-5056, Students: 773 )

  • North Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 3000 Nw 10th Terrace, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 462-5100, Students: 756 )

  • Central Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 610 Sw 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5077, Students: 705 )

  • Everglades Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 3725 Se 8th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5108, Students: 660 )

  • South Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: 2468 Sw 7th Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5087, Students: 610 )

  • Seminole Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 2690 Nw 42nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 462-5116, Students: 595 )

  • Okeechobee Freshman Campus


    ( Grades: 9-9, Location: 610 Sw 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5288, Students: 510 )

  • New Endeavor High School


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 575 Sw 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5125, Students: 194 )

  • Ace Pre-k Handicapped


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 575 Sw 28th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5150, Students: 82 )

  • Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Vision Quest-level 6


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 42660 Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 763-6019, Students: 72 )

  • Okeechobee Juvenile Justice-level 4


    ( Grades: 5-12, Location: 42660 Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 763-6019, Students: 63 )

  • Okeechobee Juvenile Justice-level 6


    ( Grades: 7-11, Location: 1117 Ne 39th Blvd, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 462-5125, Students: 48 )

  • Student Serv./special Programs


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 700 Sw 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5000, Students: 11 )

  • Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 700 Sw 2nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5125, )

  • Migrant Ne


    ( Location: 700 Sw 2nd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5000, )

  • Exceptional Child Center


    ( Location: 700 Sw 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5000, )

  • Okeechobee County Superintendent's Office


    ( Location: 700 Sw 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 462-5000, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Okeechobee High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 2800 Us Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 462-5025, Students: 1,320 )

  • Washington County Program/eckerd


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 7202 Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 467-0124, Students: 126 )

  • Okeechobee Juvenile Justice-level 10


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 5050 Ne 168th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 357-9922, Students: 91 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Grace Christian Schools


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 701 S Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 763-3072, Students: 93 )

  • First Indian Baptist Academy


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: Rr 6 Box 570a, Okeechobee, FL 34974, Phone: (863) 467-1411, Students: 35 )

  • Adventist Christian School


    ( Grades: 1-8, Location: Po Box 2118, Okeechobee, FL 34973, Phone: (863) 763-0763, Students: 11 )

  • Okeechobee Adventist Christian School


    ( Grades: 1-8, Location: 412 Nw 6th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972, Phone: (863) 763-0763, Students: 11 )

Public Libraries (Branch) In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Okeechobee County Public Library


    206 Sw 16th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34974

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Okeechobee County, Florida


  • Okeechobee Battlefield Friends Inc


    701 Ne 5th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972

  • Okeechobee Historical Society Inc


    Po Box 973, Okeechobee, FL 34972

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Okeechobee County, Florida affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Okeechobee County, Florida.

Area Features of Okeechobee County, Florida


Airport


(1) Citrus Hedging Ranch Airport   (2) Flying B Ranch Airport Historical   (3) Hca-raulerson Hospital Heliport   (4) Indian Hammock Airport   (5) Lykes Brighton Airport   (6) Okeechobee County Airport   (7) Paxton Airport   (8) River Oak Airport   (9) Sunniland Ranch Airport   (10) Sunset Strip Airpark  

Bar


(1) North Lake Shoal   (2) Observation Shoal  

Bay


(1) Fisheating Bay   (2) Moonshine Bay  

Beach


(1) Big Bear Beach  

Bridge


(1) Harding Bridge   (2) Harney Pond Canal Bridge   (3) Indian Prairie Canal Bridge  

Building


(1) Buckhead Ridge Community Volunteer Fire Company   (2) City Of Okeechobee Fire Department   (3) Heartland Library Cooperative Okeechobee County Library   (4) Indiantown Fire Department   (5) Lakeport Volunteer Fire Department   (6) Okeechobee City Police Department   (7) Okeechobee Correctional Institution   (8) Okeechobee County Clerk S Office - Criminal   (9) Okeechobee County Fire Rescue   (10) Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 3 Fort Drum   (11) Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 4   (12) Okeechobee County Sheriff S Office   (13) Seminole Police Department - Brighton   (14) Seminole Tribe Of Florida Brighton Indian Reservation Fire Department  

Canal


(1) Canal C-39a   (2) Canal C-40   (3) Harney Pond Canal   (4) Indian Prairie Canal  

Cemetery


(1) Basinger Cemetery   (2) Evergreen Cemetery   (3) Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery  

Census


(1) Buckhead Ridge Census Designated Place   (2) Cypress Quarters Census Designated Place   (3) Taylor Creek Census Designated Place  

Channel


(1) Brice Fine Pass   (2) Cochrans Pass   (3) Whiddens Pass  

Church


(1) Big Lake Church Of Christ   (2) Brethren Church   (3) Buckhead Ridge Christian Church   (4) Church Of God   (5) Church Of God By Faith   (6) Church Of Our Saviour   (7) Church Of The Nazarene   (8) First Baptist Church   (9) First Missionary Baptist Church   (10) Fountain Of Life Church   (11) Indian Church   (12) Lakeport Church   (13) Lakeport Church Of Christ   (14) Oakview Baptist Church   (15) Okeechobee Christian Church   (16) Okeechobee Church Of Christ   (17) Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church   (18) Peace Lutheran Church   (19) Sacred Heart Catholic Church   (20) United Pentecostal Church   (21) Victory Baptist Church  

Civil


(1) Brighton Reservation   (2) City Of Okeechobee   (3) North Okeechobee Division   (4) Northeast Glades Division   (5) Okeechobee County   (6) Okeechobee Division  

Gut


(1) Dynamite Pass   (2) Switchgrass Slough  

Harbor


(1) Big Lake Marina   (2) Captain Bills Fish Camp Marina   (3) Okee Taintie Marina  

Hospital


(1) Raulerson Hospital  

Island


(1) Arch Island   (2) Bear Island   (3) Cabbage Island   (4) Crosby Hammock   (5) Curry Island   (6) Dad Island   (7) Dark Hammock   (8) Dinner Hammock   (9) Eagle Island   (10) Fourteenmile Hammock   (11) Indian Town Hammock   (12) Irvin Hammock   (13) Open Hammock   (14) Padgett Hammock   (15) Parker Hammock   (16) Shin Hammock   (17) Thomas Hammock   (18) Turkey Roost Hammock   (19) Twelvemile Hammock   (20) Wet Rock Hammock   (21) White Hammock   (22) Wolf Hammock  

Lake


(1) Canal Lake   (2) Doughtry Cutoff   (3) Grogan Lake   (4) Jernigans Pond   (5) Twelvemile Slough  

Locale


(1) Dixie Ranch   (2) North Shore Shopping Plaza   (3) Okeechobee Amtrak Station   (4) Okeechobee Plaza   (5) Pine Lakes Country Club   (6) South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 127   (7) South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 129   (8) South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 131   (9) South Florida Water Management District Pumping Station 133   (10) U-save Shopping Center  

Populated Place


(1) 46th Avenue Villas Mobile Home Park   (2) Azteca Mobile Home Park   (3) Barber Quarters   (4) Basinger   (5) Basswood Estates   (6) Brighton   (7) Buckhead Ridge   (8) Calusa Mobile Home Park   (9) Casablanca Mobile Home Park   (10) Cypress Quarters   (11) Cypress Ridge Estates Mobile Home Park   (12) Dixie Ranch Acres   (13) Eagle Island   (14) Eighth Street Mobile Home Park   (15) Emily Park Mobile Home Park   (16) Enchanted Forest Mobile Home Park   (17) Florida Palm Mobile Park   (18) Fort Drum   (19) Four Acres Mobile Home Park   (20) Georges Lucky Seven Mobile Home Park Number 1   (21) Globe Mobile Home Park   (22) Gloria Park Mobile Home Park   (23) Hilolo   (24) J And W Trailer Park   (25) Jacobs Trailer Park   (26) Jims Place Mobile Home Park   (27) Johnsons Trailer Park   (28) Journey End Mobile Home Park   (29) Kissimmee River Fishing Resort Mobile Home Park   (30) La Fiesta Trailer Park   (31) Lakeport   (32) Mayaimi Historical   (33) Mayberry S Mobile Home Park   (34) Mildred   (35) Monkey Box   (36) Okeechobee   (37) Osowaw Junction   (38) Palm Village Mobile Home Park   (39) Pine Ridge Park Mobile Home Park   (40) River Bend Mobile Home Park   (41) S And K Mobile Home Park   (42) Sarasota Colony   (43) Seminole Village Mobile Home Park   (44) Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park   (45) Stephen S Winter Resort Mobile Home Park   (46) Taylor Creek   (47) Taylor Creek Lodge Mobile Home Park   (48) Twin Palms Mobile Home Park   (49) Villa Margaret Trailer Park   (50) Whispering Pines  

School


(1) Adams School   (2) Basinger School   (3) Brighton Indian Day School   (4) Brown High School   (5) Central Elementary School   (6) Florida School For Boys   (7) North Elementary School   (8) Okeechobee 5th 6th Grade Center   (9) Okeechobee Adult Education Center   (10) Okeechobee High School   (11) Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility   (12) Okeechobee South Elementary School   (13) Sunrise Private School Of Okeechobee  

Stream


(1) Ash Slough   (2) Chandler Hammock Slough   (3) Cypress Slough   (4) Fish Slough   (5) Fisheating Creek   (6) Gomez Creek   (7) Gore Branch   (8) Kissimmee River   (9) Lemkin Creek   (10) Maple River   (11) Mosquito Creek   (12) Parker Slough   (13) Popash Slough   (14) Sandfly Gully   (15) Snake River   (16) Taylor Creek   (17) Turkey Slough  

Swamp


(1) Arch Island Bay   (2) Big Sawgrass Swamp   (3) Company Slough   (4) Cowbone Creek   (5) Dead Pine Island Marsh   (6) Eagle Bay   (7) Joe Gore Slough   (8) Little Gumhead Marsh   (9) Long Cypress Slash   (10) Parker Bay   (11) Peat Marsh   (12) Pumpkin Bay   (13) Shin Hammock Marsh   (14) Sixmile Marsh   (15) Wet Rock Marsh   (16) Wolf Sawgrass Pond   (17) Yates Marsh  

Tower


(1) Brighton Lookout Tower   (2) Wokc-am Okeechobee   (3) Wokc-fm Okeechobee  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Okeechobee County, Florida

34974 (pop. 21,784) 34972 (pop. 17,820)


Counties Nearby Okeechobee County, Florida

St. Lucie County, FL  (pop. 283,981) 31.3 Miles
Glades County, FL  (pop. 11,070) 35.1 Miles
Highlands County, FL  (pop. 97,903) 35.1 Miles
Indian River County, FL  (pop. 140,509) 36.1 Miles
Martin County, FL  (pop. 148,992) 40.1 Miles
Hendry County, FL  (pop. 37,895) 47.7 Miles



Area Code(s) in Okeechobee County, Florida

863



Elevation in Okeechobee County, Florida is 39.0 ft. (12.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Okeechobee County, Florida

Lat: 27.325250 N        Long: -80.870875 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Okeechobee County, Florida need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Florida

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.77 6.66 5.08 6.83 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 7.77 6.66 5.08 6.83 0.00 7.04
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.91 6.77 5.19 6.85 0.00 7.16
  Total Electric Industry 7.91 6.77 5.19 6.85 0.00 7.16
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.75 6.58 5.02 6.81 0.00 6.99
  Total Electric Industry 7.75 6.58 5.02 6.81 0.00 6.99
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 6.69 5.26 6.96 0.00 7.20
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 6.69 5.26 6.96 0.00 7.20
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.78 6.35 5.13 6.72 0.00 6.96
  Total Electric Industry 7.78 6.35 5.13 6.72 0.00 6.96
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.82 6.39 5.16 6.69 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 7.82 6.39 5.16 6.69 0.00 7.01
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.99 6.63 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.18
  Total Electric Industry 7.99 6.63 5.11 6.80 0.00 7.18
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.08 6.62 5.04 6.80 0.00 7.19
  Total Electric Industry 8.08 6.62 5.04 6.80 0.00 7.19
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.89 6.38 4.81 6.64 0.00 7.01
  Total Electric Industry 7.89 6.38 4.81 6.64 0.00 7.01
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.73 6.22 4.77 6.61 0.00 6.85
  Total Electric Industry 7.73 6.22 4.77 6.61 0.00 6.85
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.77 6.25 4.84 6.96 0.00 6.91
  Total Electric Industry 7.77 6.25 4.84 6.96 0.00 6.91
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 8.59 7.08 5.18 7.60 0.00 7.67
  Total Electric Industry 8.59 7.08 5.18 7.60 0.00 7.67
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 6.64 5.23 7.43 0.00 7.31
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 6.64 5.23 7.43 0.00 7.31
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 8.55 7.13 5.41 0.00 7.21 7.72
  Total Electric Industry 8.55 7.13 5.41 0.00 7.21 7.72
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 8.99 7.61 5.84 0.00 7.45 8.16
  Total Electric Industry 8.99 7.61 5.84 0.00 7.45 8.16
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 9.62 8.16 6.46 0.00 8.03 8.76
  Total Electric Industry 9.62 8.16 6.46 0.00 8.03 8.76
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.91 7.71 0.00 10.32 10.45
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.91 7.71 0.00 10.32 10.45

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Okeechobee County, Florida

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 628   (4.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 1,011   (7.5%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 1,141   (8.5%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 1,822   (13.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 1,489   (11.1%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 1,560   (11.6%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 1,961   (14.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 1,140   (8.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 448   (3.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 268   (2.0%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 187   (1.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 76   (0.6%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 828   (6.2%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 833   (6.2%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 373

1 vehicle available : 2,268

2 vehicles available : 485

3 vehicles available : 38

4 or more vehicles available : 34

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 135

1 vehicle available : 1,636

2 vehicles available : 2,506

3 vehicles available : 290

4 or more vehicles available : 92

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 82

1 vehicle available : 961

2 vehicles available : 590

3 vehicles available : 361

4 or more vehicles available : 92

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 37

1 vehicle available : 519

2 vehicles available : 1,524

3 vehicles available : 288

4 or more vehicles available : 377


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

1-person household:

No workers : 2,368

1 worker : 830

2-person household:

No workers : 1,920

1 worker : 1,673

2 workers : 1,066

3-person household:

No workers : 431

1 worker : 959

2 workers : 696

3 workers : 0

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 241

1 worker : 1,078

2 workers : 1,215

3 or more workers : 211


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Less than 5 minutes : 559

5 to 9 minutes : 1,740

10 to 14 minutes : 2,755

15 to 19 minutes : 1,880

20 to 24 minutes : 1,290

25 to 29 minutes : 292

30 to 34 minutes : 1,326

35 to 39 minutes : 420

40 to 44 minutes : 133

45 to 59 minutes : 257

60 to 89 minutes : 784

90 or more minutes : 606


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Okeechobee County, Florida

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,366  (16.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 1,118  (13.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 837  (10.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1,443  (17.8%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 1,989  (24.5%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 1,686  (27.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 1,364  (22.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 2,231  (36.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 280  (4.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 63  (1.0%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Okeechobee County, Florida

Rail Station(s)


    801 North Parrott Avenue
    Okeechobee, Florida 34972

    801 North Parrott Avenue
    Okeechobee, Florida 34972

    801 North Parrott Avenue
    Okeechobee, Florida 34972

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Okeechobee County, Florida

Employed: 16,786
Unemployed: 711



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 21.3%
  • Other: 78.7%



Water Usage In Okeechobee County, Florida

Ground Water

 
Fresh 59.44 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 59.44 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 12.03 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 12.03 Mgal/d





There are 1,214 Farms In Okeechobee County, Florida


(updated 2008)



Banks In Okeechobee County, Florida

Seacoast National Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $6.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 35

Bank Of America, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.4b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Suntrust Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $178.3m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,514

Pnc Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $316.6m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 2,821

Regions Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $117.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 1,673

Centerstate Bank Of Florida, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $3.8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 68

Td Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $219.6m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 1,328

Harbor Community Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $694.5k
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 18

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Okeechobee County


    (about 4.2 miles in Okeechobee, Florida; Airport Code: OBE)

  • Sebring Regional


    (about 30.3 miles in Sebring, Florida; Airport Code: SEF)

  • St. Lucie County International


    (about 32.8 miles in Fort Pierce, Florida; Airport Code: FPR)

  • Vero Beach Municipal


    (about 35.9 miles in Vero Beach, Florida; Airport Code: VRB)

  • Sebastian Municipal


    (about 40.8 miles in Sebastian, Florida; Airport Code: DQC)

  • Witham Field


    (about 41.1 miles in Sewalls Point, Florida; Airport Code: SUA)

  • Airglades


    (about 42.2 miles in Lake Harbor, Florida; Airport Code: FL6)

  • Avon Park Municipal


    (about 44.3 miles in Avon Park, Florida; Airport Code: AVO)

  • Avon Park Executive


    (about 44.3 miles in Avon Park, Florida; Airport Code: AVO)

  • William P Gwinn


    (about 44.6 miles in Jupiter, Florida; Airport Code: XWN)

  • Valkaria Airport


    (about 47.9 miles in Malabar, Florida; Airport Code: FL2)

  • Melbourne International


    (about 55.5 miles in Melbourne, Florida; Airport Code: MLB)

  • Melbourne Regional


    (about 55.5 miles in Melbourne, Florida; Airport Code: MLB)

  • Patrick AFB


    (about 65.2 miles in Canaveral Air Station, Florida; Airport Code: COF)

  • Palm Beach International


    (about 65.3 miles in Cloud Lake, Florida; Airport Code: PBI)

  • Immokalee Regional


    (about 69.7 miles in Ave Maria, Florida; Airport Code: IMM)

  • Bartow Municipal


    (about 70.3 miles in Eloise, Florida; Airport Code: BOW)

  • Punta Gorda Airport


    (about 74.4 miles in Punta Gorda, Florida; Airport Code: PGD)

  • Charlotte County


    (about 74.4 miles in Punta Gorda, Florida; Airport Code: PGD)

  • Kissimmee Gateway


    (about 75.1 miles in Kissimmee, Florida; Airport Code: ISM)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Okeechobee County, Florida

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

67.81%

Carpooled

22.90%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

3.45%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.05%

Bicycle

0.23%

Walked

1.58%

Other Means

1.72%

Worked At Home

2.26%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Okeechobee County, Florida, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type By Tenure
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 5,079

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,159

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 416

Renter-occupied housing units : 325

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 986

Renter-occupied housing units : 852

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 2,541

Renter-occupied housing units : 1,330


(updated 2013)



Mortgage Status By Age of Householder
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Housing units with a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 358

Householder 35 to 44 years : 648

Householder 45 to 54 years : 1,215

Householder 55 to 59 years : 604

Householder 60 to 64 years : 328

Householder 65 to 74 years : 517

Householder 75 years and over : 298

Housing units without a mortgage:

Householder 15 to 34 years : 235

Householder 35 to 44 years : 418

Householder 45 to 54 years : 734

Householder 55 to 59 years : 554

Householder 60 to 64 years : 563

Householder 65 to 74 years : 1,285

Householder 75 years and over : 1,265


(updated 2013)



Gross Rent As A Percentage Of Household Income
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Less than 10.0 percent : 184

10.0 to 14.9 percent : 291

15.0 to 19.9 percent : 218

20.0 to 24.9 percent : 418

25.0 to 29.9 percent : 305

30.0 to 34.9 percent : 310

35.0 to 39.9 percent : 210

40.0 to 49.9 percent : 205

50.0 percent or more : 767

Not computed : 758


(updated 2013)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Okeechobee County, Florida)

Built 2010 or later : $104,800

Built 2000 to 2009 : $108,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $103,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $96,700

Built 1970 to 1979 : $80,100

Built 1960 to 1969 : $97,600

Built 1950 to 1959 : $112,200

Built 1940 to 1949 : $178,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $113,900


(updated 2013)







Percentage of Family Households in Okeechobee County, Florida: 68.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Florida: 65.2%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Okeechobee County, Florida

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 118 118 $9,875,966
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

118 118 $9,875,966
2000        
  Single Family 128 128 $10,712,294
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $116,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

129 131 $10,828,294
2001        
  Single Family 24 24 $3,105,465
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $120,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

25 27 $3,225,465
2002        
  Single Family 10 10 $1,351,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $135,000
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

11 13 $1,486,000
2003        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Okeechobee County, FL): $30,456
Median Household Income In 2000 (Florida): $38,819


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Okeechobee County): $64,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Florida): $93,200


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Okeechobee County, Florida

Utility Gas: 0.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 8.5%
Electricity: 87.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.6%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.2%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.2%
No Fuel Used: 2.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Okeechobee County, Florida

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 77.31%
  • Juvenile facilities : 9.67%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 5.95%
  • Other institutional facilities : 0.2%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 6.87%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Okeechobee County): $486
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Florida): $641
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Okeechobee County): $609


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Okeechobee County, Florida are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Okeechobee County, Florida

Big Lake Home Health Services, Inc


     Address: 300 Nw 5th Street, Ste 302, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/3/2004

Gentiva


     Address: 1832 Se Port St Lucie Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/19/1998

Mederi Caretenders


     Address: 1801 Se Hillmoor Drive Ste C110, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 7/14/1966

A Physicians Choice Home Health Services


     Address: 2107 Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 4/19/1995

Macadams Home Health Agency, Inc.


     Address: 2717 Se Morning Side Blvd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 6/15/2006

Hospitals Close To Okeechobee County, Florida

Raulerson Hospital


     Address: 1796 Highway 441 N, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center


     Address: 1700 S 23rd Street, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

St Lucie Medical Center


     Address: 1800 Se Tiffany Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Highlands Regional Medical Center


     Address: 3600 S Highlands Ave, Sebring, Florida 33870
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center


     Address: 4200 Sun N' Lake Blvd, Sebring, Florida 33871
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Okeechobee County, Florida

Okeechobee Health Care Facilit


     Address: 1646 Highway 441 North, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 169
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Port St Lucie Nsg And Restorat


     Address: 7300 Oleander Avenue, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 150
     Percent Occupied: 83%

Emerald Health Care Center


     Address: 1655 Se Walton Rd, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 118
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Palm Garden Of Port St Lucie


     Address: 1751 Hillmoor Dr, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 119
     Percent Occupied: 99%

Abbiejean Russell Care Center


     Address: 700 So 29th Street, Fort Pierce, Florida 34947
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 60
     Percent Occupied: 76%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Okeechobee County, Florida

Name: St Lucie
Address: PO Box 128; Ft. Pierce, FL 34954-0128
Distance: 34 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Okeechobee County, Florida

    Retired Workers: 8,110
    Disabled Workers: 2,180
    Widowers Workers: 1,170
    Spouses Workers: 615
    Children Workers: 1,145


(updated 2007)



Okeechobee County, Florida Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 42.27%
  • Bush & Cheney 57.24%
  • Other 0.48%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Okeechobee County, Florida citizens.

Relocation to Okeechobee County, FL

8.89 % of Okeechobee County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $41,437

Florida Average 8.71 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Okeechobee County, FL (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Palm Beach County , FL 1.75 % ($78,045 AGI )
  • St Lucie County , FL 0.78 % ($37,411 AGI )
  • Martin County , FL 0.65 % ($38,333 AGI )
  • Broward County , FL 0.53 % ($39,393 AGI )
  • Highlands County , FL 0.30 % ($32,914 AGI )
  • Glades County , FL 0.22 % ($51,600 AGI )
  • Miami Dade County , FL 0.15 % ($33,706 AGI )
  • Indian River County , FL 0.13 % ($26,000 AGI )
  • Orange County , FL 0.12 % ($28,643 AGI )
  • Osceola County , FL 0.11 % ($21,308 AGI )

Relocation away from Okeechobee County, FL

8.04 % of Okeechobee County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $33,666

Florida Average 7.73 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Okeechobee County, FL (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • St Lucie County , FL 0.65 % ($46,541 AGI )
  • Palm Beach County , FL 0.55 % ($33,127 AGI )
  • Highlands County , FL 0.38 % ($31,205 AGI )
  • Glades County , FL 0.21 % ($43,000 AGI )
  • Martin County , FL 0.20 % ($26,435 AGI )
  • Polk County , FL 0.17 % ($40,250 AGI )
  • Indian River County , FL 0.16 % ($48,056 AGI )
  • Orange County , FL 0.16 % ($24,056 AGI )
  • Broward County , FL 0.15 % ($34,000 AGI )
  • Alachua County , FL 0.14 % ($24,563 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Florida

Low Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)
High Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Florida

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Okeechobee County, Florida is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Okeechobee County, Florida


On 11/14/1969, a tornado touched down 4.69 miles from the center of Okeechobee County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 2 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 03/03/1978, a tornado touched down 5.77 miles from the center of Okeechobee County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 1 (with heavy rain) . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 03/21/1983, a tornado touched down 5.77 miles from the center of Okeechobee County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 4 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500,000 to $5,000,000.

On 04/05/1993, a tornado touched down 5.77 miles from the center of Okeechobee County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 07/26/1988, a tornado touched down 5.77 miles from the center of Okeechobee County, Florida. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.



Storms In Okeechobee County, Florida

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Thunderstorm Wind        
07/24/2000, 01:45 pm 0 0 $100K --
08/02/1999, 06:05 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/04/1995, 03:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/05/1995, 11:03 pm 0 0 $2K --
01/14/1995, 10:00 am 0 0 $10K --
04/05/1993, 03:50 am 0 0 $5K --
         



Tornados In Okeechobee County, Florida

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2005-05-03 4 40 -- 0 0 -- --
  1993-04-05 -- 30 -- 0 0 $50K --
  1989-06-18 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1982-09-26 4 60 2 1 7 $250K --
  1972-06-18 1 50 1 0 2 $25K --
  1970-07-11 -- 33 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1964-02-18 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --



Hurricanes And Storms In Okeechobee County, Florida

  • Category 1: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 80 Knots
  • Tropical Storm: ERNESTO - August 2006 - Wind Speed: 35 Knots
  • Tropical Storm: DENNIS - August 1981 - Wind Speed: 35 Knots *
  • Tropical Storm: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 46 Knots *
  • Tropical Depression: FLORENCE - Wind Speed: 25 Knots
  • Tropical Depression: (Name Unknown) - Wind Speed: 30 Knots


* Hurricane and storm wind is an average wind speed during the storms's life in Okeechobee County, Florida



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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Okeechobee County, Florida directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Florida

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
33,990 35,910 43,590 47,455 51,847 53,202 47,524 58,780 61,303 63,990


(updated 2014)



Jails in Okeechobee County, Florida


  • Okeechobee County Jail


    504 N.w. 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34973
    Capacity: 232
    Confined: 248
    Avg. Population: 252
    Year Built: 1985


(updated 2006)



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