North Okeechobee, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 8,151.
Males: 5,065  (62.1%)
Females: 3,086  (37.9%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Florida median age:

38.7 years

Zip code: 34972

Estimated median household income in 2019: $50,824 (it was $34,834 in 2000)
North Okeechobee:

$50,824
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,962 (it was $13,727 in 2000)

North Okeechobee CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,133 (it was $75,500 in 2000)
North Okeechobee:

$142,133
FL:

$245,100
March 2019 cost of living index in North Okeechobee: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in North Okeechobee, FL (2000)
    • 5,14570.3%White alone
    • 1,02114.0%Black alone
    • 1,00713.8%Hispanic
    • 941.3%Two or more races
    • 250.3%American Indian alone
    • 150.2%Asian alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in North Okeechobee detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 646.2 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (very low).

North Okeechobee, Florida map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
North Okeechobee CCD:

1.3% ($948)
Florida:

1.4% ($1,262)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Port St. Lucie, FL (38.6 miles , pop. 88,769).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (99.4 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (890.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Okeechobee, FL (4.0 miles ),
Cypress Quarters, FL (4.0 miles ),
Taylor Creek, FL (4.3 miles ),
Buckhead Ridge, FL (4.7 miles ),
Northeast Glades, FL (5.1 miles ),
Sylvan Shores, FL (5.1 miles ),
Lake Placid, FL (5.2 miles ),
West St. Lucie, FL (5.3 miles )

Latitude: 27.45 N, Longitude: 80.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 863

Distribution of median household income in North Okeechobee, FL in 2019
North Okeechobee satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Florida:

6.3%
Most common industries in North Okeechobee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.3%)
  • Public administration (10.4%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (27.9%)
  • Construction (14.1%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
  • Utilities (3.9%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.5%)
  • Educational services (18.0%)
  • Public administration (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in North Okeechobee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (14.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.8%)

Average climate in North Okeechobee, Florida

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Tornado activity:

North Okeechobee-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the North Okeechobee place center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/26/1982, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Okeechobee-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 359.9 miles away from North Okeechobee center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 198.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 201.9 miles away from North Okeechobee center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 202.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 185.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/2016 at 17:10:48, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okeechobee County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near North Okeechobee:

  • OKEECHOBEE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OKEECHOBEE, FL)
  • RAULERSON SKILLED NURSING UNIT (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OKEECHOBEE, FL)
  • BIG LAKE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; OKEECHOBEE, FL)

Amtrak station near North Okeechobee:

  • 16 miles: OKEECHOBEE (801 N. PARROTT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Okeechobee:

  • Indian River State College (about 37 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,211)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 48 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 48 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Polk State College (about 62 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 7,935)
  • Eastern Florida State College (about 66 miles; Cocoa, FL; FT enrollment: 12,053)
  • Southeastern University (about 72 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 74 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Okeechobee: Dixie Ranch (A), Pine Lakes Country Club (B), Okeechobee Correctional Institution (C), Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 3 Fort Drum (D), Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Station 4 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Okeechobee include: Brethren Church (A), First Baptist Church of Basinger (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Basinger Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Twelvemile Slough (A), Parker Bay (B), Shin Hammock Marsh (C), Company Slough (D), Little Gumhead Marsh (E), Joe Gore Slough (F), Yates Marsh (G), Sawgrass Bay (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gore Branch (A), Gomez Creek (B), Cow Creek (C), Oak Creek (D), Turkey Slough (E), Starvation Slough (F), Fish Slough (G), Duck Slough (H), Boggy Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in North Okeechobee: Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Okeechobee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.8 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.7%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.0%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in North Okeechobee in 2010:

  • 1,703 people in state prisons
  • 196 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in North Okeechobee in 2000:

  • 1,269 people in state prisons
  • 240 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 48 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in unknown juvenile institutions

For population 15 years and over in North Okeechobee:

Marital status in North Okeechobee, FL
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

For population 25 years and over in North Okeechobee:

  • High school or higher: 69.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Florida average:

12.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Okeechobee, FL (based on Okeechobee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,48240
Catholic2,5343
Mainline Protestant1,0544
Black Protestant9474
Other3142
None25,665-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Okeechobee County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Okeechobee County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Okeechobee County:

10.8%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okeechobee County:

29.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Okeechobee County:

16.5%
State:

14.0%

7.34% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($37,404 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.83% ($28,592 average AGI)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.58% ($27,639)
from Glades County, FL  0.43% ($52,370)


5.81% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.81%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.59% ($29,347 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.44% ($34,685)
to Glades County, FL  0.43% ($40,208)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Okeechobee:

  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WJCM (1050 AM; 5 kW; SEBRING, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Okeechobee:

  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W218BB (91.5 FM; OKEECHOBEE, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)

TV broadcast stations around North Okeechobee:

  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W27AE (Channel 27; SEBRING, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Okeechobee, FL
  • 92.2%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Okeechobee, FL
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.0%No fuel used
  • 1.6%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood


North Okeechobee compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

North Okeechobee on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: truck transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: agricultural workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farmers and farm managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in unknown juvenile institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
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