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Okeechobee County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2019: 42,278 (63% urban, 37% rural); it was 35,910 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,554
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,630
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,430
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,829 (it was 3,163 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%

Land area: 774 sq. mi.

Water area: 117.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Okeechobee County: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (21.8%), Educational, health and social services (20.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Okeechobee County, FL (2019)
    • 26,26273.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 11,11931.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,2329.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8522.4%Two or more races
    • 4141.2%Asian alone
    • 1910.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1420.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 110.03%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years
Males: 22,807  (53.9%)
Females: 19,471  (46.1%)
Average household size:
Okeechobee County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,436 ($30,456 in 1999)
This county:

$44,436
Florida:

$59,227

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $695 (lower quartile is $528, upper quartile is $902)
This county:

$695
State:

$1097


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $120,672 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$120,672
Florida:

$245,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,300 - $191,763
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,106
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 2,331

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 14
  • Assaults: 274
  • Burglaries: 374
  • Thefts: 361
  • Auto thefts: 66

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 217
  • Burglaries: 396
  • Thefts: 296
  • Auto thefts: 69
Okeechobee County, FL map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 129 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1998: 127 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 1999: 143 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2000: 128 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2001: 119 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2002: 138 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2003: 157 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 2004: 182 buildings, average cost: $89,900
  • 2005: 181 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2006: 202 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2007: 275 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2008: 177 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2009: 39 buildings, average cost: $194,700
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $266,300
  • 2011: 42 buildings, average cost: $254,300
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2013: 35 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2014: 17 buildings, average cost: $325,700
  • 2015: 69 buildings, average cost: $297,800
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $351,600
  • 2017: 43 buildings, average cost: $365,800
  • 2018: 52 buildings, average cost: $353,400
  • 2019: 69 buildings, average cost: $340,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Okeechobee, FL residents
Average permit cost in Okeechobee, FL
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,391 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,019 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Okeechobee, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Okeechobee, FL in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Okeechobee, FL in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
Okeechobee County:

19.0%
Florida:

12.7%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.3% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.6% for American Indian residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 43.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.3 years old, Black residents: 37.9 years old, American Indian residents: 21.5 years old, Asian residents: 35.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Okeechobee County is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $540 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $727 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Okeechobee, Okeechobee, Taylor Creek, Cypress Quarters.

Okeechobee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
34972Okeechobee105050
34973Okeechobee--1010
34974Okeechobee303030

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Neighboring counties: Duval County, Texas , Jim Wells County, Texas , Kenedy County, Texas , Zapata County, Texas .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year in Okeechobee, FL
County total employment by year in Okeechobee, FL
County average yearly wages by year in Okeechobee, FL

Current college students: 1,136
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,175 (33.8% naturalized citizens)

Okeechobee County:

12.2%
Whole state:

21.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 8752010 or later
  • 1,4872000 to 2009
  • 9611990 to 1999
  • 1,3811980 to 1989
  • 3771970 to 1979
  • 325Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.5%

Okeechobee County marital status for males Okeechobee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,392
  • One, attached: 197
  • Two: 223
  • 3 or 4: 362
  • 5 to 9: 363
  • 10 to 19: 162
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • 50 or more: 101
  • Mobile homes: 6,959
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 296

Housing units in Okeechobee County with a mortgage: 4,581 (102 second mortgage, 205 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,834

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

56.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Okeechobee County

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-
Okeechobee County Religion Details
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.

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%

Agriculture in Okeechobee County:

Average size of farms: 615 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $226,295
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $940.82
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $197,602
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,721
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 81.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 36.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.12%
Land in orchards: 13,302 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 363.3 miles away from Okeechobee County center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 203.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 207.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 207.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2016 at 20:00:10, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 190.0 miles away from Okeechobee County center
On 6/10/2016 at 17:10:48, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB) earthquake occurred 201.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4486, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Florida Hurricane Irma, Incident Period: September 4, 2017 - October 18, 2017, FEMA Id: 4337, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3377: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3377, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1785: August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Okeechobee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 29, 2007 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: June 27, 2007, FEMA Id: 2696, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Florida Hurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1609: October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1561: September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1551: September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: 1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Fires: 5, Tropical Storms: 4, Tornado: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Okeechobee

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,772 (78.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,019 (13.4%)
  • Bus: 17 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 290 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 85 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 352 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 477 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (53%)
  • Cuba (13%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Okeechobee County


  • English (13%)
  • American (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Okeechobee County, Florida in 2000:

  • 1,269 people in state prisons
  • 240 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 213 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 175 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in institutions for the blind
  • 48 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Okeechobee County, Florida in 2010:

  • 1,703 people in state prisons
  • 232 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 196 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 149 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 55 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 46 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,409.

7.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($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.
4.61% relocated from other counties in Florida ($22,709 average AGI)
2.72% relocated from other states ($14,696 average AGI)
Okeechobee County:

2.72%
Florida average:

3.87%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
from Martin County, FL  0.43% ($37,415)
from Highlands County, FL  0.35% ($42,341)
from Broward County, FL  0.27% ($43,824)
from Miami-Dade County, FL  0.18% ($34,227)


5.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($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.
3.74% relocated to other counties in Florida ($24,190 average AGI)
2.07% relocated to other states ($11,837 average AGI)
Okeechobee County:

2.07%
Florida average:

2.71%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
to Highlands County, FL  0.28% ($33,618)
to Martin County, FL  0.23% ($32,964)
to Orange County, FL  0.20% ($43,917)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0

Births per 1000 population in Okeechobee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Okeechobee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Okeechobee County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Okeechobee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,882 (5,644 aged, 1,238 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,133 (22%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Okeechobee County, Florida in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,121)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (709)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (585)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (391)
  • Cardiomyopathy, unspecified (107)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (100)
  • Other disorders of lung (91)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (75)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (72)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (38)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.56
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,035
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 259
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 59,285

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,566
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,200
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 55

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 3

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.1. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 121.1
  • Other - 56.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,278
  • Male householders: 6,929 (1,997 living alone), Female householders: 7,277 (1,851 living alone)
  • 6,939 spouses (6,800 opposite-sex spouses), 994 unmarried partners, (994 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,756 children (9,559 natural, 312 adopted, 880 stepchildren), 1,617 grandchildren, 993 brothers or sisters, 1,158 parents, 56 foster children, 982 other relatives, 1,486 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,086

Size of family households: 4,768 2-persons, 1,934 3-persons, 1,540 4-persons, 636 5-persons, 242 6-persons, 429 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,846 1-person, 693 2-persons, 62 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 8 6-persons.

4,666 married couples with children.
2,117 single-parent households (619 men, 1,498 women).

76.4% of residents of Okeechobee speak English at home.
21.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (45% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $228,026,000 ($5,849 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,266,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $108,432,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $74,975,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,456,000
Federal grants: $33,974,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,159,000 ($4,079,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,030,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $581,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,311,000
Federal Government insurance: $219,250,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,866
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,985
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,079
Here:

+27 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,034
Here:

+51 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Okeechobee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.23 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • Year house built in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • 5942014 or later
  • 1742010 to 2013
  • 2,8702000 to 2009
  • 4,1791990 to 1999
  • 5,0441980 to 1989
  • 3,9891970 to 1979
  • 1,5291960 to 1969
  • 4151950 to 1959
  • 611940 to 1949
  • 871939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • 481 room
  • 2002 rooms
  • 5403 rooms
  • 1,7654 rooms
  • 2,7735 rooms
  • 2,4046 rooms
  • 1,3727 rooms
  • 5828 rooms
  • 6919+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • 911 room
  • 2912 rooms
  • 5483 rooms
  • 9624 rooms
  • 1,2185 rooms
  • 4656 rooms
  • 997 rooms
  • 998 rooms
  • 639+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • 57no bedroom
  • 6661 bedroom
  • 2,7252 bedrooms
  • 5,3563 bedrooms
  • 1,3384 bedrooms
  • 1995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
  • 116no bedroom
  • 5411 bedroom
  • 1,3912 bedrooms
  • 1,5593 bedrooms
  • 2154 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 288no vehicle
  • 3,7021 vehicle
  • 3,9992 vehicles
  • 1,8093 vehicles
  • 4454 vehicles
  • 1565+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 234no vehicle
  • 1,9331 vehicle
  • 1,3662 vehicles
  • 2863 vehicles
  • 304 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.7% of Okeechobee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Florida.

Okeechobee County:

91.7%
State average:

84.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 21,906
  • Other state: 14,723
  • Northeast: 3,962
  • Midwest: 4,419
  • South: 5,506
  • West: 833
Year householders moved into unit in Okeechobee County, FL
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Okeechobee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 95.7%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.0%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 95.8%Electricity
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 419
Here:

9.7%
Florida:

14.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 327
Here:

16.3%
Florida:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 187
Here:

18.8%
Florida:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Okeechobee County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,453,000
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,505,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,057,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,296,000
    General - Other: $4,514,000
    Regular Highways: $3,837,000
    Financial Administration: $3,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,066,000
    Health - Other: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,816,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,442,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,230,000
    General Public Buildings: $893,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $869,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $792,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Libraries: $411,000
    Air Transportation: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Water Utilities: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,022,000
    Other: $411,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $755,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $846,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,094,000
    Interest Earnings: $608,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $432,000
    Rents: $358,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Special Assessments: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $763,000
    Police Protection: $582,000
    General - Other: $560,000
    Health - Other: $355,000
    Local Fire Protection: $328,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Central Staff Services: $182,000
    Financial Administration: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,542,000
    Other: $2,472,000
    Highways: $1,853,000
    Public Welfare: $253,000
    Health and Hospitals: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,116,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,457,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,649,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,845,000
    Other License: $680,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $402,000
    Other Selective Sales: $339,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $198,000

Okeechobee County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,453,000
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,505,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,057,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,296,000
    General - Other: $4,514,000
    Regular Highways: $3,837,000
    Financial Administration: $3,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,066,000
    Health - Other: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,816,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,442,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,230,000
    General Public Buildings: $893,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $869,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $792,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Libraries: $411,000
    Air Transportation: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Water Utilities: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,022,000
    Other: $411,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $755,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $846,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,094,000
    Interest Earnings: $608,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $432,000
    Rents: $358,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Special Assessments: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $763,000
    Police Protection: $582,000
    General - Other: $560,000
    Health - Other: $355,000
    Local Fire Protection: $328,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Central Staff Services: $182,000
    Financial Administration: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,542,000
    Other: $2,472,000
    Highways: $1,853,000
    Public Welfare: $253,000
    Health and Hospitals: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,116,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,457,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,649,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,845,000
    Other License: $680,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $402,000
    Other Selective Sales: $339,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $198,000

Okeechobee County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,453,000
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,505,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,057,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,296,000
    General - Other: $4,514,000
    Regular Highways: $3,837,000
    Financial Administration: $3,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,066,000
    Health - Other: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,816,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,442,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,230,000
    General Public Buildings: $893,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $869,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $792,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Libraries: $411,000
    Air Transportation: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Water Utilities: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,022,000
    Other: $411,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $755,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $846,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,094,000
    Interest Earnings: $608,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $432,000
    Rents: $358,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Special Assessments: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $763,000
    Police Protection: $582,000
    General - Other: $560,000
    Health - Other: $355,000
    Local Fire Protection: $328,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Central Staff Services: $182,000
    Financial Administration: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,542,000
    Other: $2,472,000
    Highways: $1,853,000
    Public Welfare: $253,000
    Health and Hospitals: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,116,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,457,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,649,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,845,000
    Other License: $680,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $402,000
    Other Selective Sales: $339,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $198,000

Okeechobee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $3,453,000
    Parks and Recreation: $389,000
    Solid Waste Management: $228,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,505,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $9,057,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,296,000
    General - Other: $4,514,000
    Regular Highways: $3,837,000
    Financial Administration: $3,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,066,000
    Health - Other: $3,023,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,816,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,442,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,230,000
    General Public Buildings: $893,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $869,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $792,000
    Housing and Community Development: $564,000
    Libraries: $411,000
    Air Transportation: $279,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $210,000
    Water Utilities: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,022,000
    Other: $411,000
    Public Welfare: $171,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $40,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $755,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $5,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $846,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $691,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $210,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,094,000
    Interest Earnings: $608,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $432,000
    Rents: $358,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $64,000
    Special Assessments: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $763,000
    Police Protection: $582,000
    General - Other: $560,000
    Health - Other: $355,000
    Local Fire Protection: $328,000
    Air Transportation: $205,000
    Central Staff Services: $182,000
    Financial Administration: $98,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $21,000
    General Public Building: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,815,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,542,000
    Other: $2,472,000
    Highways: $1,853,000
    Public Welfare: $253,000
    Health and Hospitals: $223,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,116,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $7,457,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,649,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $2,845,000
    Other License: $680,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $402,000
    Other Selective Sales: $339,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $198,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 883
  • Number of aged recipients: 91
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 792
  • Number of recipients under 18: 179
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 530
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 174
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 338
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 394
Most common first names in Okeechobee County, 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 County, 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 County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Publix Super Markets1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
H&R Block1Subway3
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Jones New York3U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
McDonald's1Walmart1