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Population in 2012: 5,585 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.9%
 

Males: 2,833  (50.7%)
Females: 2,752  (49.3%)

Median resident age:  35.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 34974.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,039 (it was $27,265 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$41,039
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,495

Okeechobee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $103,861 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$103,861
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $152,408; Detached houses: $161,491; In 2-unit structures: $212,470; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $141,647; Mobile homes: $78,998; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $122,761

Median gross rent in 2012: $773.

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  • White alone - 3,524 (62.7%)
  • Hispanic - 1,418 (25.2%)
  • Black alone - 496 (8.8%)
  • Two or more races - 70 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 58 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 46 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 7 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.04%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Okeechobee: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (15.8%), German (12.1%), English (9.5%), Irish (8.5%), Italian (2.2%), French (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,354 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Okeechobee:

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Okeechobee city:

  • Never married: 30.7%
  • Now married: 40.8%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

688 residents are foreign born

This city:  12.2%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 100 registered sex offenders living in Okeechobee, Florida as of October 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Okeechobee to the number of sex offenders is 56 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,188 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,257 (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
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,400

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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: +4,109 (+73.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,010 (43.4%)

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
Murders 000001001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.016.70.00.016.50.00.00.0
Rapes 116211000101
per 100,000 18.117.8107.235.216.916.70.00.00.016.90.017.5
Robberies 52713571831071707
per 100,000 90.7480.3232.287.9118.3300.049.9168.4115.5287.00.0122.4
Assaults 12122831342319251215186
per 100,000 217.6213.4500.2545.1574.8383.3316.1421.1198.0253.2315.9104.9
Burglaries 345464865759409663746032
per 100,000 616.5960.51143.31512.2963.7983.3665.61617.01039.61249.21053.0559.6
Thefts 307300378257265240229290296296279259
per 100,000 5566.65336.26752.44519.14480.14000.03810.34884.64884.54996.64896.54529.6
Auto thefts 51617222213241117101713
per 100,000 90.7284.6303.7386.8371.9216.7399.3185.3280.5168.8298.4227.4
Arson 111002000000
per 100,000 18.117.817.90.00.033.30.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 334.9471.5588.7449.7411.6429.5289.0428.2371.9421.6333.3290.0

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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

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Okeechobee, Florida accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +294 (+5.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Okeechobee-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 26% greater 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.

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: 7, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, 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/medical centers in Okeechobee:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Okeechobee, FL

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.

Local government website: www.cityofokeechobee.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Okeechobee:

  • Indian River State College (about 32 miles; Fort Pierce, FL; Full-time enrollment: 5,966)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (about 57 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Florida Institute of Technology (about 59 miles; Melbourne, FL; FT enrollment: 4,723)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach (about 61 miles; West Palm Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Palm Beach State College (about 64 miles; Lake Worth, FL; FT enrollment: 10,525)
  • Florida Atlantic University (about 76 miles; Boca Raton, FL; FT enrollment: 14,899)
  • Polk State College (about 77 miles; Winter Haven, FL; FT enrollment: 3,262)

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-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (2 times from FEB-23-2006 to MAY-16-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-19-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-23-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (SEP-19-2005)
  • 8 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BLUE CYPRESS GOLF & RV PARK (Population served: 418, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-03-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-16-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Gross Alpha, Excl. Radon & U
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ECKERD FAMILY YOUTH ALTERNATIV (Population served: 350, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BLUE HERON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-16-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2006), St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-16-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-22-2006), St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-16-2006), St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-23-2006), St Compliance Meeting conducted (MAR-16-2006), St BCA signed (JUN-09-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PRIMROSE R.V. PARK (Population served: 104, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
OKEECHOBEE LIVESTOCK MARKET (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
KNOT'S LANDING (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LOG HARBOR CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LAKE DENTON CAMP (Population served: 137, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • OKEECHOBEE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • VFW POST 4423 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.5%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.1% for Black residents, 44.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.4% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Okeechobee, FL

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 compared to Florida state average:

Okeechobee, Florida environmental map by EPA

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  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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Okeechobee travel time to work - commute


Okeechobee mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (99%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.23%
Here35.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Lutheran Church
Adherents45.1%21.9%5.3%4.8%3.5%
Congregations20.6%2.9%2.9%11.8%2.9%
NameAssemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist AssociationOther
Adherents3.5%3.3%3.2%1.7%7.7%
Congregations8.8%2.9%8.8%2.9%35.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Okeechobee County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okeechobee County:

29.9%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
State:

14.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,021$32,0840$0
Other Government Administration 5$17,672$42,4137$2,604
Police Protection - Officers 20$77,521$46,5130$0
Police - Other 2$5,731$34,3861$540
Firefighters 12$37,722$37,7220$0
Fire - Other 6$16,755$33,5101$1,400
Streets and Highways 9$30,733$40,9770$0
Totals for Government 57$194,155$40,8759$4,544

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

  • Construction - Police Protection: $599,000 ($107.25)
    Regular Highways: $291,000 ($52.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,410,000 ($252.46)
    Fire Protection: $723,000 ($129.45)
    Regular Highways: $473,000 ($84.69)
    Financial Administration: $360,000 ($64.46)
    General Public Buildings: $241,000 ($43.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $209,000 ($37.42)
    Central Staff Services: $178,000 ($31.87)
    General - Other: $140,000 ($25.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $39,000 ($6.98)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $4,744,000 ($849.42)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $1,060,000 ($189.79)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $473,000 ($84.69)
    Benefit Payments: $200,000 ($35.81)
    Withdrawals: $75,000 ($13.43)
    Other Investments - Other: $46,000 ($8.24)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($1.97)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,000 ($1.43)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $395,000 ($70.73)
    Fire Protection: $45,000 ($8.06)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($3.94)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($2.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,616,000 ($289.35)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $165,000 ($29.54)
    From Other Government: $145,000 ($25.96)
    From Local Government: $76,000 ($13.61)
    Interest Revenue: $-1,188,000 ($-212.71)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $23,000 ($4.12)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($1.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $265,000 ($47.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $40,000 ($7.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $436,000 ($78.07)
    All Other: $49,000 ($8.77)
  • Tax - Property: $1,068,000 ($191.23)
    Public Utilities: $777,000 ($139.12)
    Other Selective Sales: $611,000 ($109.40)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $403,000 ($72.16)
    NEC: $144,000 ($25.78)
    Total General Sales: $88,000 ($15.76)
    Tobacco Sales: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $951,000 ($170.28)
    End of Fiscal Year: $760,000 ($136.08)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,945,000 ($348.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,732,000 ($668.22)

8.89% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,437 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Florida average:

8.71%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Palm Beach County, FL  1.75% ($78,045 average AGI)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.78% ($37,411)
from Martin County, FL  0.65% ($38,333)


8.04% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Florida average:

7.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.65% ($46,541 average AGI)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.55% ($33,127)
to Highlands County, FL  0.38% ($31,205)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Okeechobee, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 73
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 109
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 82
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 204
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 164
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 251
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 177
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 434
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 30

See more detailed statistics of Okeechobee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total average daily traffic: 61,800
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,122
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 106,575

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&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Arby's1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Dairy Queen1Publix Super Markets1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx3Sprint Nextel2
Goodwill1Subway6
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Jones New York3U-Haul5
KFC1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Browse common businesses in Okeechobee, FL


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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