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Okeechobee County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 40,760 (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: 53 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Okeechobee County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (30.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.8%), Wholesale trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Okeechobee County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (25.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.7 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 22,026  (54.0%)
Females: 18,734  (46.0%)

Okeechobee County,FL real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Okeechobee County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,874 ($30,456 in 1999)

This county:

$37,874
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $411, upper quartile is $783)
This county:

$619
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $107,621 (it was $64,100 in 2000)
Okeechobee:

$107,621
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,300 - $184,503
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $989
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

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:

  • 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
  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,262 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,144 (1.2%)

Okeechobee County household income distribution in 2013 Okeechobee County home values distribution in 2013 Okeechobee County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 23.1%
Okeechobee County:

23.1%
Florida:

14.7%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.8% for Black residents, 32.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.9% for American Indian residents, 41.3% for other race residents, 31.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.7 years old
(Males: 39.3 years old, Females: 42.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.0 years old, Black residents: 33.3 years old, American Indian residents: 31.6 years old, Asian residents: 34.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.2 years old, Other race residents: 30.2 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 September 2015:
Here:

6.4%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,136
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,088 (30.6% naturalized citizens)

Okeechobee County:

12.5%
Whole state:

20.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 7702010 or later
  • 1,0282000 to 2009
  • 1,5851990 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: 9,470
  • One, attached: 184
  • Two: 343
  • 3 or 4: 434
  • 5 to 9: 281
  • 10 to 19: 132
  • 20 to 49: 11
  • 50 or more: 90
  • Mobile homes: 7,199
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 249

Housing units in Okeechobee County with a mortgage: 4,129 (92 second mortgage, 173 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,182

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Okeechobee County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
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 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 363.3 miles away from Okeechobee County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 388.0 miles away from the county 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 139.5 miles away from the county 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 355.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 462.9 miles away from Okeechobee County center
On 6/11/2001 at 18:27:54, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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
  • Florida Hurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 03, 2004 to October 08, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1545: September 04, 2004, FEMA Id: 1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (56%)
  • Cuba (13%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Nicaragua (2%)
  • Jamaica (2%)
  • Honduras (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Okeechobee County


  • American (14%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)
  • European (1%)

Okeechobee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,343 (79.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,605 (12.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 107 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 106 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 94 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 373 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 347 (2.7%)
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 $39,849.

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

Here:

6.78%
Florida average:

7.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.34% relocated from other counties in Florida ($21,038 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($9,898 average AGI)
Okeechobee County:

2.44%
Florida average:

3.71%

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  0.78% ($34,187 average AGI)
from Highlands County, FL  0.69% ($22,605)
from St. Lucie County, FL  0.46% ($35,481)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.28% ($27,424)
from Martin County, FL  0.25% ($31,345)
from Glades County, FL  0.24% ($65,036)
from Indian River County, FL  0.18% ($38,143)


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

Here:

7.41%
Florida average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.84% relocated to other counties in Florida ($20,570 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($8,891 average AGI)
Okeechobee County:

2.57%
Florida average:

2.87%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Highlands County, FL  0.66% ($27,218 average AGI)
to St. Lucie County, FL  0.58% ($35,368)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.56% ($42,394)
to Martin County, FL  0.32% ($31,579)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.29% ($21,912)
to Glades County, FL  0.25% ($46,600)
to Broward County, FL  0.24% ($34,250)

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 2014: 10.2

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 2013: 28.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.9%
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 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (854)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (536)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (461)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (305)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (126)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (124)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (110)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (110)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (107)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (99)

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: 40,760
  • In family households: 32,039 (4,235 male householders, 4,640 female householders)
    6,167 spouses, 11,030 children (9,907 natural, 432 adopted, 708 stepchildren), 1,838 grandchildren, 670 brothers or sisters, 506 parents, 1,404 other relatives, 1,581 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,422 (2,020 male householders (1,602 living alone)), 2,284 female householders (1,939 living alone)), 1,103 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,211

Size of family households: 4,232 2-persons, 1,699 3-persons, 1,569 4-persons, 592 5-persons, 490 6-persons, 273 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,542 1-person, 649 2-persons, 77 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 5 6-persons.

4,148 married couples with children.
2,509 single-parent households (433 men, 2,076 women).

76.2% of residents of Okeechobee speak English at home.
21.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% 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:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built in Okeechobee County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 892014 or later
  • 2252010 to 2013
  • 2,7992000 to 2009
  • 4,3431990 to 1999
  • 4,5171980 to 1989
  • 4,0841970 to 1979
  • 1,5871960 to 1969
  • 4041950 to 1959
  • 1241940 to 1949
  • 1371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 201 room
  • 2772 rooms
  • 6413 rooms
  • 1,2984 rooms
  • 2,6065 rooms
  • 1,9056 rooms
  • 1,1237 rooms
  • 7648 rooms
  • 5609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 541 room
  • 1812 rooms
  • 4973 rooms
  • 1,2204 rooms
  • 1,1645 rooms
  • 4676 rooms
  • 1857 rooms
  • 498 rooms
  • 749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Okeechobee County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 19no bedroom
  • 6811 bedroom
  • 2,4902 bedrooms
  • 4,6313 bedrooms
  • 1,1614 bedrooms
  • 2035+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee County, Florida Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 63no bedroom
  • 5061 bedroom
  • 1,6322 bedrooms
  • 1,5693 bedrooms
  • 1304 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 Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 269no vehicle
  • 3,4211 vehicle
  • 3,6452 vehicles
  • 1,3393 vehicles
  • 4184 vehicles
  • 1615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Okeechobee County population
  • 244no vehicle
  • 2,3031 vehicle
  • 1,0192 vehicles
  • 2563 vehicles
  • 884 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

91.1% of Okeechobee County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Florida.

Okeechobee County:

91.1%
State average:

84.2%

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

  • This state: 21,423
  • Other state: 13,871
  • Northeast: 3,640
  • Midwest: 4,061
  • South: 5,397
  • West: 771
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Okeechobee County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 96.1%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 96.5%Electricity
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 264
Here:

6.3%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 472
Here:

19.2%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 246
Here:

21.4%
Florida:

20.1%

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

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
Okeechobee County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Okeechobee County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
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