Okeechobee, Florida

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Population in 2017: 5,725 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.5%
 
Males: 2,873  (50.2%)
Females: 2,852  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

35.3 years
Florida median age:

42.0 years

Zip codes: 34974.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,940 (it was $27,265 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$36,940
FL:

$52,594

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,580 (it was $12,701 in 2000)

Okeechobee city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $164,403 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$164,403
FL:

$214,000

Median gross rent in 2017: $708.

March 2019 cost of living index in Okeechobee: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.4%
(10.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.4% for Black residents, 43.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Okeechobee, FL (2017)
    • 3,16853.9%White alone
    • 1,94533.1%Hispanic
    • 5569.5%Black alone
    • 1422.4%Asian alone
    • 400.7%American Indian alone
    • 400.7%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 125 registered sex offenders living in Okeechobee, Florida as of January 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Okeechobee is 46 to 1.


Crime rates in Okeechobee by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(118.3)
18
(300.0)
3
(49.9)
10
(168.4)
7
(115.5)
17
(287.0)
0
(0.0)
7
(122.4)
1
(18.0)
3
(53.6)
1
(18.1)
7
(124.9)
0
(0.0)
10
(174.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
34
(574.8)
23
(383.3)
19
(316.1)
25
(421.1)
12
(198.0)
15
(253.2)
18
(315.9)
6
(104.9)
20
(359.0)
13
(232.5)
13
(235.0)
13
(232.0)
2
(35.1)
9
(156.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
57
(963.7)
59
(983.3)
40
(665.6)
96
(1,617)
63
(1,040)
74
(1,249)
60
(1,053)
32
(559.6)
31
(556.5)
32
(572.2)
33
(596.4)
42
(749.5)
26
(456.1)
30
(522.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
265
(4,480)
240
(4,000)
229
(3,810)
290
(4,885)
296
(4,884)
296
(4,997)
279
(4,896)
259
(4,530)
362
(6,498)
223
(3,988)
222
(4,012)
259
(4,622)
246
(4,315)
202
(3,519)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(371.9)
13
(216.7)
24
(399.3)
11
(185.3)
17
(280.5)
10
(168.8)
17
(298.4)
13
(227.4)
18
(323.1)
15
(268.2)
11
(198.8)
18
(321.2)
14
(245.6)
12
(209.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)440.4459.5309.2458.1397.9451.0356.6310.2401.9283.6270.6361.2266.3305.6

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Okeechobee, FL

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:

2.46
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Ancestries: American (15.6%), English (8.1%), German (5.3%), Irish (4.6%), Italian (2.4%), Polish (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 29 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 1,387 people per square mile   (low).

Okeechobee, Florida map

971 residents are foreign born (13.9% Latin America).

This city:

16.5%
Florida:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,386 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,223 (1.0%)

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 )

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: +4,611 (+78.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,231 (53.9%)

Area code: 863

Distribution of median household income in Okeechobee, FL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Okeechobee, FL in 2017
Okeechobee satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $289,000
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $275,900
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $301,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Okeechobee, FL residents
Average permit cost in Okeechobee, FL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Florida:

3.3%
Historical population in Okeechobee, FL
Historical housing units in Okeechobee, FL

Population change in the 1990s: +294 (+5.8%).
Most common industries in Okeechobee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (10.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.8%)
  • Public administration (13.8%)
  • Construction (12.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.0%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Social assistance (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Okeechobee, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)

Average climate in Okeechobee, Florida

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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 the city 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 Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee 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 Okeechobee 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Okeechobee topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Okeechobee:

  • HOSPICE OF OKEECHOBEE INC (411 SE 4TH STREET)
  • RAULERSON HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1796 HWY 441 NORTH)
  • OKEECHOBEE HEALTH CARE FACILITY (1646 HIGHWAY 441 N)
  • RAULERSON SKILLED NURSING UNIT (1796 HIGHWAY 441 N)
  • 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)

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)

Public high schools in Okeechobee:

Private high school in Okeechobee:

  • OKEECHOBEE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 136, Location: 701 S PARROTT AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Okeechobee:

  • EVERGLADES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 527, Location: 3725 SE 8TH ST, Grades: KG-5)
  • SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 459, Location: 2468 SW 7TH AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 350, Location: 3000 NW 10TH TER, Grades: KG-5)
  • YEARLING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 310, Location: 925 NW 23RD LN, Grades: 6-8)
  • PEMAYETV EMAHAKV CHARTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 100 E HARNEY POND RD NE, Grades: 6-8, Charter school)
  • PEMAYETV EMAHAKV CHARTER ""OUR WAY SCHOOL"" (Location: 100 E HARNEY POND RD NE, Grades: KG-5, Charter school)
  • CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 610 SW 5TH AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • SEMINOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 2690 NW 42ND AVE, Grades: KG-5)
  • OSCEOLA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 825 SW 28TH ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • OKEECHOBEE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (Location: 700 SW 2ND AVE, Grades: KG-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Okeechobee:

  • ROCK SOLID CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 173, Location: 401 SW 4TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
  • OKEECHOBEE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4, Location: 412 NW 6TH ST, Grades: 3-8)
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Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Okeechobee:

Marital status in Okeechobee, FL
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

For population 25 years and over in Okeechobee:

  • High school or higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.8
Florida average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Okeechobee
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Neighborhoods in Okeechobee:

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Religion statistics for 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
This 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.
Florida:

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
Here:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

5.99 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

10.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Okeechobee County:

29.9%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Okeechobee:

46.9%
Florida:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Okeechobee:

42.2%
Florida:

48.5%

Average BMI:
Okeechobee:

28.7
Florida:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

22.0%
Florida:

19.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.0%
Florida:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Okeechobee:

6.8
State:

6.9

Overweight people:
Okeechobee:

33.4%
State:

34.8%

General health condition:
Okeechobee:

52.1%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.7%
Florida:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Okeechobee, FL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 20$80,561$48,3371$292
Firefighters 12$49,253$49,2532$354
Streets and Highways 6$20,739$41,4780$0
Other Government Administration 5$20,278$48,6676$4,492
Fire - Other 5$12,728$30,5471$2,002
Financial Administration 3$9,857$39,4280$0
Police - Other 2$8,296$49,7760$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,234
Totals for Government 53$201,712$45,67112$9,374

Okeechobee government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,028,000 ($179.56)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($8.38)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,427,000 ($249.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,079,000 ($188.47)
    General - Other: $806,000 ($140.79)
    Regular Highways: $601,000 ($104.98)
    Central Staff Services: $418,000 ($73.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $412,000 ($71.97)
    Financial Administration: $191,000 ($33.36)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $44,000 ($7.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $8,782,000 ($1533.97)
    Corporate Bonds: $3,491,000 ($609.78)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,429,000 ($249.61)
    Benefit Payments: $425,000 ($74.24)
    Withdrawals: $94,000 ($16.42)
    Other Investments - Other: $88,000 ($15.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($2.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $460,000 ($80.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,000 ($1.40)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.70)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,529,000 ($441.75)

Okeechobee government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $375,000 ($65.50)
    Other: $53,000 ($9.26)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $533,000 ($93.10)
    Local Employee Contribution: $251,000 ($43.84)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-221,000 ($-38.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $11,000 ($1.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,000 ($1.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $374,000 ($65.33)
    Interest Earnings: $41,000 ($7.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $28,000 ($4.89)
    General Revenue - Other: $14,000 ($2.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $552,000 ($96.42)
    Highways: $51,000 ($8.91)
    Other: $17,000 ($2.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($1.92)
  • Tax - Property: $1,717,000 ($299.91)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,250,000 ($218.34)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $550,000 ($96.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $501,000 ($87.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $125,000 ($21.83)
    Other License: $118,000 ($20.61)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $74,000 ($12.93)

Okeechobee government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $481,000 ($84.02)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,346,000 ($1981.83)

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)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Okeechobee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 60.7mTotal length
  • 115,840Total average daily traffic
  • 16,337Total average daily truck traffic
  • 191,271Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Okeechobee, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Okeechobee, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Okeechobee)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 322 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Okeechobee, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 51 (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: 237 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Okeechobee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Okeechobee)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 94 (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
Fire incident types in Okeechobee, FL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Okeechobee, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Okeechobee, Florida:

  • Budget Inn, 201 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
  • Tropic Motel, 1012 S Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
  • Sportsman North Motel, 601 N Parrott Ave, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
  • Days Inn & Suites Lake Okeechobee, 2200 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 , Phone: (863) 623-4704
  • Flamingo Motel, 4101 S Hwy 441, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 , Fax: (863) 763-4894
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels And Suites, 3101 Hwy 441 S, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 , Phone: (863) 357-3529, Fax: (863) 357-3529
  • Travelodge Suites Of Okeechobee, 1527 SE Hwy 441, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 , Phone: (863) 824-3431, Fax: (863) 467-1807
  • Travelodge Suites, 1527 Hwy 441 SE, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 , Phone: (863) 824-3431, Fax: (863) 467-1807
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Okeechobee, Florida
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Okeechobee, FL
  • 94.3%Electricity
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Okeechobee, FL
  • 98.2%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Utility gas


Okeechobee compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above 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.

Okeechobee on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most users submitting photos to our site per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
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