Okeechobee, Florida

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Population in 2013: 5,600 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 2,882  (51.5%)
Females: 2,718  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  35.4 years
Florida median age:  41.5 years

Zip codes: 34974.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,043 (it was $27,265 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$38,043
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,801 (it was $12,701 in 2000)

Okeechobee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $109,951 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$109,951
FL:

$153,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $688.

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  • Races in Okeechobee, FL (2013)

    Okeechobee races chart
    • 3,42759.6%White alone
    • 1,86032.4%Hispanic
    • 3395.9%Black alone
    • 741.3%Two or more races
    • 320.6%American Indian alone
    • 120.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Okeechobee: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.7%), German (10.1%), English (8.6%), Irish (8.4%), Italian (2.2%), French (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,357 people per square mile   (low).

Okeechobee,FL real estate house value index trend

Okeechobee, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Okeechobee:

  • High school or higher: 63.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Okeechobee city:

  • Never married: 33.7%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

802 residents are foreign born (13.3% Latin America).

This city:

14.2%
Florida:

19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 105 registered sex offenders living in Okeechobee, Florida as of September 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Okeechobee to the number of sex offenders is 53 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,383 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,090 (1.2%)

Okeechobee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Port St. Lucie, FL (29.5 miles , pop. 88,769).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Hialeah, FL (101.2 miles , pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (900.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Cypress Quarters, FL (1.1 miles ), Taylor Creek, FL (1.7 miles ), Buckhead Ridge, FL (2.9 miles ), North Okeechobee, FL (4.0 miles ), Northeast Glades, FL (4.1 miles ), West St. Lucie, FL (4.9 miles ), Indiantown, FL (5.2 miles ), Canal Point, FL (5.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2004: 24 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 27.24 N, Longitude: 80.83 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Speckled Perch Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,302 (+76.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,277 (63.0%)

Area code: 863

Okeechobee household income distribution Okeechobee home values distribution

Crime rates in Okeechobee by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000010010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.016.70.00.016.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1162110001010
per 100,000 18.117.8107.235.216.916.70.00.00.016.90.017.50.0
Robberies 527135718310717071
per 100,000 90.7480.3232.287.9118.3300.049.9168.4115.5287.00.0122.418.0
Assaults 1212283134231925121518620
per 100,000 217.6213.4500.2545.1574.8383.3316.1421.1198.0253.2315.9104.9359.0
Burglaries 34546486575940966374603231
per 100,000 616.5960.51,143.31,512.2963.7983.3665.61,617.01,039.61,249.21,053.0559.6556.5
Thefts 307300378257265240229290296296279259362
per 100,000 5,566.65,336.26,752.44,519.14,480.14,000.03,810.34,884.64,884.54,996.64,896.54,529.66,497.9
Auto thefts 5161722221324111710171318
per 100,000 90.7284.6303.7386.8371.9216.7399.3185.3280.5168.8298.4227.4323.1
Arson 1110020000000
per 100,000 18.117.817.90.00.033.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 335.1471.8589.1449.9411.9429.7289.1428.5372.1421.8333.5290.2375.9

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Crime rate in Okeechobee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 26 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.50
Florida average:

2.45
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +294 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (34%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)
  • Management occupations (3%)

Work and jobs in Okeechobee: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Okeechobee, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Okeechobee, Florida average temperatures Okeechobee, Florida average precipitation Okeechobee, Florida humidity Okeechobee, Florida wind speed Okeechobee, Florida snowfall Okeechobee, Florida sunshine Okeechobee, Florida clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Okeechobee-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Okeechobee city center injured 20 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/19/1958, a category F3 tornado 27.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Okeechobee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 97% 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, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 364.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from Okeechobee center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 393.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 361.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 469.1 miles away from Okeechobee center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Okeechobee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Okeechobee topographic map

Birthplace of: Gerald B. H. Solomon - Politician and Marine, Reggie Rembert - Football player, J.J. Hirst - College basketball player (Stetson Hatters), John Grace (Canadian football) - Player of and football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Okeechobee:

  • HOSPICE OF OKEECHOBEE INC (411 SE 4TH STREET)
  • RAULERSON HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1796 HWY 441 NORTH)
  • BIG LAKE KIDNEY CENTER LLC (3240 HIGHWAY 441 SOUTH)
  • RENAL CARE CENTER - OKEECHOBEE (201 SW 16TH ST)
  • BIG LAKE HOME HEALTH SERVICES, INC (111 NE 11TH STREET)
  • OKEECHOBEE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (1646 HIGHWAY 441 N)
  • RAULERSON SKILLED NURSING UNIT (1796 HIGHWAY 441 N)

Airports and heliports located in Okeechobee:

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Amtrak station:

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 Okeechobee:

  • Indian River State College (about 32 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,211)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 59 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,452)
  • Florida Institute of Technology-Online (about 59 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 3,046)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University (about 61 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,868)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 64 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 19,938)
  • Lynn University (about 74 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 2,151)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 76 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 24,403)

Private high schools in Okeechobee:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 91; Location: 701 S PARROTT AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FIRST INDIAN BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 20060 RESERVATION; Grades: PK - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Okeechobee:

  • OKEECHOBEE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 8; Location: 412 NW 6TH ST; Grades: 3 - 8)
  • ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 7; Location: 412 NW 6TH ST; Grades: 3 - 8)
See full list of schools located in Okeechobee, School District: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Okeechobee: Okeechobee Amtrak Station (A), North Shore Shopping Plaza (B), Okeechobee Plaza (C), Heartland Library Cooperative Okeechobee County Library (D), City of Okeechobee Fire Department (E), Okeechobee County Fire Rescue (F), Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (G), Okeechobee County Clerk's Office - Criminal (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: U-Save Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Okeechobee include: Victory Baptist Church (A), United Pentecostal Church (B), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (C), Okeechobee Church of Christ (D), Fountain of Life Church (E), First Missionary Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Church of Our Saviour (H), Church of God by Faith (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Angler's Villa (3033 Southeast 29th Lane), Angler's Waterfront Motel (1 6th Street), Budget Inn (201 South Parrott Avenue).

Court: Florida State - Judicial- State Attorney (501 Northwest 5th Avenue Ofc).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Okeechobee and their reported violations in the past:

ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT (Population served: 745, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • 19 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 29 regular monitoring violations
BLUE CYPRESS GOLF ; RV PARK (Population served: 418, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon and U. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-27-2012)
  • 15 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (AUG-07-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-03-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAY-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (MAY-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-14-2006), St BCA signed (MAY-04-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-17-2008)
KISSIMMEE PRAIRIE STATE PARK WTP (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
MARATHON TRUCK STOP FKA COUNTRY HILLS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
OKEECHOBEE GOLF ; COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
INDIAN HAMMOCK HUNT/RIDING CLB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
SANDY L CAMP II (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2013)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Okeechobee that have no violations reported:

  • VFW POST 4423 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.6%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 89.3% for Black residents, 42.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.8%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Okeechobee in 2010:

  • 232 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 46 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Okeechobee in 2000:

  • 213 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Okeechobee, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Okeechobee compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Okeechobee (2011 data):

  • Seacoast National Bank: Operations Center Branch, Okeechobee South Parrot Branch, North Parrott Branch. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $2,135.8 mil, Deposits: $1,726.5 mil, headquarters in Stuart, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Iii Lp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Main Okeechobee Branch at 205 North Parrott Avenue, branch established on 1943/11/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Harbor Community Bank, FSB: The Okeechobee Branch at 205 East North Park Street, branch established on 1999/08/02. Info updated 2011/08/11: Bank assets: $153.1 mil, Deposits: $96.7 mil, headquarters in Indiantown, FL, positive income, 5 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Heartland Branch at 1506 S Parrott Ave, branch established on 2000/01/03. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Okeechobee Branch at 2801 Highway 441 South, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • SunTrust Bank: Okeechobee Branch at 815 South Parrott Avenue, branch established on 1974/05/16. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Okeechobee Branch at 305 East North Park Street, branch established on 1980/11/18. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association: Okeechobee Branch at 1611 South Parrott Avenue, branch established on 2010/09/20. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,082.6 mil, Deposits: $1,779.8 mil, headquarters in Winter Haven, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 65 total offices, Holding Company: Centerstate Banks, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Okeechobee, Florida:

  • Ray's Sport Haven Motel, One 6 St Rt 4, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • Budget Inn, 201 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • Treasure Island Motel, 3525 Se Hwy 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • Tropic Motel, 1012 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • Sportsman North Motel, 601 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • Dew Drop Inn, 8761 W Hwy 78, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • Ohio Motel, 507 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34972
  • Palm Motel, 3190 S Hwy 441, Okeechobee, FL 34974
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Okeechobee, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.0
Florida average:

12.2

Okeechobee travel time to work - commute Okeechobee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (99%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Okeechobee:

(Okeechobee, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Okeechobee city (based on Okeechobee County data)

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
This county:

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.
Florida:

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

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okeechobee County:

29.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.5%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,857$39,4280$0
Other Government Administration 5$20,278$48,6676$4,492
Police Protection - Officers 20$80,561$48,3371$292
Police - Other 2$8,296$49,7760$0
Firefighters 12$49,253$49,2532$354
Fire - Other 5$12,728$30,5471$2,002
Streets and Highways 6$20,739$41,4780$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,234
Totals for Government 53$201,712$45,67112$9,374

Okeechobee government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $599,000 ($106.96)
    Regular Highways: $291,000 ($51.96)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,410,000 ($251.79)
    Fire Protection: $723,000 ($129.11)
    Regular Highways: $473,000 ($84.46)
    Financial Administration: $360,000 ($64.29)
    General Public Buildings: $241,000 ($43.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $209,000 ($37.32)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($31.79)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($25.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($6.96)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $4,744,000 ($847.14)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $473,000 ($84.46)
    Benefit Payments: $200,000 ($35.71)
    Withdrawals: $75,000 ($13.39)
    Other Investments - Other: $46,000 ($8.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($1.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000 ($1.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $395,000 ($70.54)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($8.04)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($3.93)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($2.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,616,000 ($288.57)

Okeechobee government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $165,000 ($29.46)
    From Other Government: $145,000 ($25.89)
    From Local Government: $76,000 ($13.57)
    Interest Revenue: $-1,188,000 ($-212.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($4.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($1.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000 ($47.32)
    General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($7.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $436,000 ($77.86)
    All Other: $49,000 ($8.75)
  • Tax - Property: $1,068,000 ($190.71)
    Public Utilities: $777,000 ($138.75)
    Other Selective Sales: $611,000 ($109.11)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $403,000 ($71.96)
    NEC: $144,000 ($25.71)
    Total General Sales: $88,000 ($15.71)
    Tobacco Sales: $0 ($0.00)

Okeechobee government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $951,000 ($169.82)
    End of Fiscal Year: $760,000 ($135.71)

Okeechobee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,945,000 ($347.32)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,732,000 ($666.43)

6.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Florida average:

7.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.78% ($34,187 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.69% ($22,605)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.46% ($35,481)


7.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,463 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
Florida average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Highlands County, FL  0.66% ($27,218 average AGI)
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.58% ($35,368)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.56% ($42,394)

Strongest AM radio stations in Okeechobee:

  • WOKC (1570 AM; 1 kW; OKEECHOBEE, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY LLC)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAFC (590 AM; 5 kW; CLEWISTON, FL; Owner: GLADES MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLVJ (1040 AM; 25 kW; BOYNTON BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL BOYNTON BEACH, INC.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Okeechobee:

  • W218BB (91.5 FM; OKEECHOBEE, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWFR (91.7 FM; STUART, FL; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLDI (95.5 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGR (98.7 FM; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRMF (97.9 FM; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: PBB LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCNO (89.9 FM; PALM CITY, FL; Owner: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMBX (102.3 FM; JENSEN BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPBZ (103.1 FM; INDIANTOWN, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Okeechobee:

  • WPBF (Channel 25; TEQUESTA, FL; Owner: WPBF-TV COMPANY)
  • WTVX (Channel 34; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: C-34 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WTCE (Channel 21; FORT PIERCE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS B/CNG, INC.)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WTCN-CA (Channel 43; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: WILLIAM H. BROTHERS)
Okeechobee fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Okeechobee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • 61,800Total average daily traffic
  • 6,122Total average daily truck traffic
  • 106,575Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Okeechobee)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 229 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Okeechobee, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 216 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Okeechobee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Okeechobee)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 117 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 49
  • Hazardous Condition: 59
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Okeechobee

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Okeechobee, FL
Most common first names in Okeechobee, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William20774.2 years
James19472.7 years
John18173.7 years
Robert14172.9 years
Mary11977.3 years
Charles10473.6 years
George7274.4 years
Richard7169.3 years
Joseph6673.6 years
Donald6171.0 years
Most common last names in Okeechobee, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7475.2 years
Davis4873.0 years
Williams4776.8 years
Johnson4469.5 years
Thomas4075.4 years
Brown3976.0 years
Jones3669.6 years
Miller2976.1 years
White2670.8 years
Martin2372.6 years
Businesses in Okeechobee, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's2
AutoZone1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Circle K2Publix Super Markets1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Sprint Nextel2
FedEx3Subway6
Ford1Taco Bell1
Goodwill1Tire Kingdom1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul5
Home Depot1UPS4
Jones New York3Walmart1

Okeechobee on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Mathematical science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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