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34972 Zip Code (Okeechobee, FL) Detailed Profile




Cities: Okeechobee, FL (0.20%), Yeehaw Junction, FL (0.20%), Cypress Quarters, FL (0.16%)
Counties: Okeechobee County, FL (74.69%), Osceola County, FL (21.52%), St. Lucie County, FL (3.79%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 21,104
Zip code population in 2010: 20,180
Zip code population in 2000: 17,820

Houses and condos: 7,449
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,036
% of renters here:

35%
State:

34%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 34972: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 909.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 34972
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,067)
Florida:

0.8% ($2,035)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,238 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $941 (1.1%)

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Males: 12,241  (58.0%)
Females: 8,861  (42.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 34972:

  • High school or higher: 70.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 34972:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

Zip code 34972 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 34972 (2019)
    • 10,54152.2%White
    • 6,52132.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,71713.5%Black
    • 1890.9%Two or more races
    • 1120.6%American Indian
    • 710.4%Asian
    • 160.08%Some other race
    • 130.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
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Urban population: 9,000
Rural population: 12,103

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $116,877
34972:

$116,877
Florida:

$245,100



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 64 registered sex offenders living in 34972 zip code as of November 29, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 34972 is 318 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

36.7 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.1 people
Florida:

2.7 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 34972, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $36,393 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$36,393
State:

$60,316

Salary/wage: $30,875 (reported on 85.4% of returns)
Here:

$30,875
State:

$45,277
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 80.9% for AGIs below $25k, 84.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 82.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 58.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 28.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,546 (reported on 14.4% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,546
Florida:

$3,587
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,902 (reported on 6.8% of returns)
Here:

$3,902
State:

$12,831
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$22,448 (reported on 4.9% of returns)
Here:

+$22,448
State:

+$33,493
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 20.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,682 (reported on 14.1% of returns)
Here:

+$7,682
State:

+$10,012
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.7% for AGIs below $25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,520 (reported on 4.0% of returns)
34972:

$12,520
Florida:

$21,544
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.1% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,895 (21% of AGI, reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

$18,895
State:

$25,533

Here:

20.8% of AGI
State:

18.0% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 5.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,013 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
Here:

$5,013
State:

$5,698
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $3,107 (reported on 11.7% of returns)
34972:

$3,107
State:

$6,203
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,661 (reported on 35.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,661
State:

$2,372
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.6% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 55.5%
Here:

55%
State:

54%
(% for various income ranges: 53.5% for AGIs below $25k, 56.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 55.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 57.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 80.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 34972, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $33,245 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$33,245
State:

$50,523

Salary/wage: $27,626 (reported on 88.4% of returns)
Here:

$27,626
State:

$39,563
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 183.7% for AGIs below $10k, 88.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 84.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 32.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,748 (reported on 20.5% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,748
Florida:

$3,211
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.9% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,955 (reported on 8.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,955
State:

$6,129
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$51,830 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

+$51,830
State:

+$27,205
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 43.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,206 (reported on 12.9% of returns)
Here:

+$7,206
State:

+$10,634
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.9% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,165 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
34972:

$3,165
Florida:

$3,082
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $17,608 (23% of AGI, reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$17,608
State:

$20,370

Here:

23.0% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.5% for AGIs below $10k, 5.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 8.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,584 (4% of AGI, reported on 10.9% of returns)
Here:

$3,584
State:

$4,064

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

3.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,001 (reported on 61.1% of returns)
34972:

$5,001
State:

$9,431
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 17.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,963 (reported on 32.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,963
State:

$1,808

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.7%
Here:

62%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 56.5% for AGIs below $10k, 63.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 61.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 80.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$41,695
Florida:

$59,227
Okeechobee, FL (34972) map Nearest zip codes: 32966, 33857, 34974, 33867, 34945, 32948.
Okeechobee Zip Code Map

Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

51.5%
Florida:

41.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.9%
Florida:

46.4%
No gay or lesbian households reported

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 1,492
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,269


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 298 (218 now married, 80 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 3,908 (1,979 now married, 1,917 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 34972 with a mortgage: 2,026 (53 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,804

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,007
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

21.2%
Whole state:

12.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

14.1%
Whole state:

7.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.9
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2
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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 2402014 or later
  • 422010 to 2013
  • 1,1802000 to 2009
  • 1,3481990 to 1999
  • 1,8741980 to 1989
  • 1,7911970 to 1979
  • 6491960 to 1969
  • 2181950 to 1959
  • 311940 to 1949
  • 441939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Okeechobee, FL (34972)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Okeechobee, FL (34972)
  • 27no bedroom
  • 621 bedroom
  • 9342 bedrooms
  • 2,0733 bedrooms
  • 6374 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee, FL (34972)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Okeechobee, FL (34972)
  • 32no bedroom
  • 2511 bedroom
  • 6492 bedrooms
  • 9163 bedrooms
  • 1684 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee, FL (34972) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee, FL (34972) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 115no vehicle
  • 1,0841 vehicle
  • 1,5402 vehicles
  • 8123 vehicles
  • 1694 vehicles
  • 925+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee, FL (34972) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Okeechobee, FL (34972) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 72no vehicle
  • 1,0071 vehicle
  • 8182 vehicles
  • 1313 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 34972 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 34972 household income distribution in 2019
  • 394Less than $10,000
  • 301$10,000 to $14,999
  • 333$15,000 to $19,999
  • 516$20,000 to $24,999
  • 403$25,000 to $29,999
  • 315$30,000 to $34,999
  • 500$35,000 to $39,999
  • 322$40,000 to $44,999
  • 282$45,000 to $49,999
  • 430$50,000 to $59,999
  • 660$60,000 to $74,999
  • 579$75,000 to $99,999
  • 404$100,000 to $124,999
  • 107$125,000 to $149,999
  • 88$150,000 to $199,999
  • 77$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 34972

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 34972
  • 98Less than $10,000
  • 31$10,000 to $14,999
  • 91$15,000 to $19,999
  • 57$20,000 to $24,999
  • 29$25,000 to $29,999
  • 49$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 188$40,000 to $49,999
  • 189$50,000 to $59,999
  • 174$60,000 to $69,999
  • 369$70,000 to $79,999
  • 200$80,000 to $89,999
  • 69$90,000 to $99,999
  • 317$100,000 to $124,999
  • 202$125,000 to $149,999
  • 434$150,000 to $174,999
  • 176$175,000 to $199,999
  • 199$200,000 to $249,999
  • 229$250,000 to $299,999
  • 219$300,000 to $399,999
  • 65$400,000 to $499,999
  • 20$500,000 to $749,999
  • 23$750,000 to $999,999
  • 22$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 14$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 34972

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 34972
  • 195Less than $100
  • 25$100 to $149
  • 104$200 to $249
  • 13$250 to $299
  • 70$300 to $349
  • 22$400 to $449
  • 78$450 to $499
  • 120$500 to $549
  • 135$550 to $599
  • 157$600 to $649
  • 53$650 to $699
  • 129$700 to $749
  • 116$750 to $799
  • 97$800 to $899
  • 147$900 to $999
  • 149$1,000 to $1,249
  • 108$1,250 to $1,499
  • 28$3,000 to $3,499
  • 178No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $773.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $1,931,637.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $137,810
  • Black or African American householders: $108,349
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $62,993
  • Some other race householders: $119,591
  • Two or more races householders: $153,898
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $116,295

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $116,877
34972:

$116,877
Florida:

$245,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,981 - $184,894
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 34972
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,453
  • One, attached: 40
  • Two: 125
  • 3 or 4: 184
  • 5 to 9: 110
  • 10 to 19: 56
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • 50 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 2,298
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 14

Unemployment: 6.1%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 34972

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 34972
  • 76.2%5,722Drove a car alone
  • 15.5%1,165Carpooled
  • 0.2%17Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.2%18Motorcycle
  • 0.6%44Bicycle
  • 2.9%214Walked
  • 0.8%60Other means
  • 3.1%230Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 34972

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 34972
  • 309Less than 5 minutes
  • 9995 to 9 minutes
  • 1,31910 to 14 minutes
  • 1,22815 to 19 minutes
  • 80020 to 24 minutes
  • 26825 to 29 minutes
  • 79130 to 34 minutes
  • 8335 to 39 minutes
  • 18040 to 44 minutes
  • 31545 to 59 minutes
  • 57860 to 89 minutes
  • 37890 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 79.5%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,104
  • Male householders: 2,914 (761 living alone), Female householders: 2,940 (632 living alone)
  • 2,996 spouses (2,957 opposite-sex spouses), 278 unmarried partners, (278 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 5,598 children (4,873 natural, 175 adopted, 558 stepchildren), 961 grandchildren, 459 brothers or sisters, 732 parents, 29 foster children, 471 other relatives, 697 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,020 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,763 2-persons, 733 3-persons, 936 4-persons, 325 5-persons, 136 6-persons, 286 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,391 1-person, 149 2-persons, 66 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 8 6-persons

2,710 married couples with children.
1,015 single-parent households (376 men, 639 women).

66.2% of residents of 34972 zip code speak English at home.
32.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 17% well, 16% not well, 10% not at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% very well, 50% well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 3,409 (16.2%)
(33.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

16.2%
Whole state:

21.1%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 56%Honduras
  • 18%Barbados
  • 6%Guatemala
  • 5%El Salvador
  • 4%Malaysia
  • 3%Haiti
  • 1%Dominica
Most common first ancestries reported in 34972
  • 14%English
  • 8%American
  • 5%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 1%Jamaican
  • 1%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%African
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4332010 or later
  • 1,0982000 to 2009
  • 7691990 to 1999
  • 1,254Before 1990

Zip code 34972 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION (2534 N.W. 16TH BLVD. in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    STATE MASTER (FDM) - WAFR-FLA013935, INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER PROGRAM
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-2001-3010, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    TRI REPORTER (Tracking of toxic chemicals releasing facilities)
    Business SIC classification: INDUSTRIAL GASES; CHEMICALS AND ALLIED PRODUCTS
    Organizations: PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION SOUTHEAST, LLC, WILLIAM B. PORTER, PRES., LINDAHL, BROWNING, FERRARI & HELLSTROM, INC (CONTACT/AGENT) , GEORGE W. FOWLER, COMPANY (CONTACT/APPLICANT) , PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION SOUTHEAST, LLC (CONTACT/APPLICANT) , PRAXAIR DISTRIBUITION SE ACETYLENE PLANT (CONTACT/FACILITY) , GEORGE W. FOWLER, COMPANY (CONTACT/OWNER) , PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION SOUTHEAST, LLC (CONTACT/PERMIT)
    Alternative names: PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION SOUTHEAST L.L.C., PRAXAIR DISTRIBUTION SOUTHEAST ACETYLENE PLANT (FM G FOWLER)
  • OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL (10800 NORTHEAST 128TH AVENUE in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    AIR MAJOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (FDM) - CHAZ-FLR000046979, HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION PROGRAM, WAFR-FLR05F732, NPDES STORMWATER PROGRAM, WAFR-FLR10Y420, WAFR-FLR05F732, NPDES STORMWATER PERMIT, WAFR-FLR10Y420,
    CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT INVENTORY (Inventory of air pollution sources)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: REFUSE SYSTEMS; MANAGEMENT SERVICES; AIR AND WATER RESOURCE AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
    Business NAICS classification: SOLID WASTE LANDFILL.
    Organizations: BERMAN RD LANDFILL (LF1), OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL, INC. (CONTACT/APPLICANT) , OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL, INC. (OLI) (CONTACT/APPLICANT) , USA WASTE SERVICES (CONTACT/OWNER) , MATTHEW ORR (CONTACT/OWNER) , OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL, INC. (CONTACT/PERMIT) , OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL, INC. (OLI) (CONTACT/PERMIT)
    Alternative names: BERMAN RD LANDFILL (LF1), BERMAN ROAD LANDFILL (LF1), CHAMBERS WASTE SYSTEMS OF FL INCORPORATED, OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL-WASTE MANAGEMENT INCORPORATED, OKEECHOBEE LANDFILL-WMI
  • OKEECHOBEE CR & BRIDGE DEPT (804 NW 2ND ST in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    STATE MASTER (FDM) - CHAZ-FLR000021220, HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION PROGRAM
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: HIGHWAY AND STREET CONSTRUCTION, EXCEPT ELEVATED HIGHWAYS; BRIDGE, TUNNEL, AND ELEVATED HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE DEPT, NON NOTIFIED (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY RD & BRIDGE DEPT, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ROAD & BRIDGE DEPT
  • OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL (2800 HWY 441 N in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0101
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (3000 NW 10TH TERR in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (Geographic Names Information System)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0161
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • OKEECHOBEE JUVENILE JUSTICE LEVEL 10 (5050 NE 168TH ST in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-9101
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • GUARANTEED AUTO & TRUCK PARTS, (1252 NW 36TH STREET in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: MOTOR VEHICLE PARTS, USED
    Organizations: STUART GREENBERG (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • OKEECHOBEE JUVENILE JUSTICE VISION QUEST LEVEL 6 (42660 HIGHWAY 41 NORTH in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-9106
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • OKEECHOBEE JUVENILE JUSTICE LEVEL 6 (1117 NE 39TH BLVD in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-8101
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • OKEECHOBEE JUVENILE JUSTICE LEVEL 4 (42660 HIGHWAY 441 NORTH in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-9104
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • SEMINOLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (2690 NW 42ND AVE in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    (National Center for Education Statistics) - STATE ID-0181
    Organizations: OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT (SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • DEPENDABLE PAINT AND BODY (288 NE 14TH AVE in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business NAICS classification: AUTOMOTIVE BODY, PAINT, AND INTERIOR REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.
    Organizations: JIM CROW (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • APAC FLORIDA INCORPORATED (1490 NORTHWEST 24TH TRAIL in OKEECHOBEE, FL)
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Organizations: L.F. ROLLINS (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: APAC-FLORIDA INC. OKEECHOBEE A, APAC-FLORIDA INC OKEECHOBEE PO

Zip code 34972 marital status for males
Zip code 34972 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 97.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 14,955. Population change in the 1990s: +2,865 (+19.2%).

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

  • This state: 12,032
  • Northeast: 1,529
  • Midwest: 1,303
  • South: 2,126
  • West: 449

53% of the 34972 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Florida.

93% of the 34972 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in Okeechobee, FL (34972)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 209
Here:

8.4%
Florida:

14.1%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 201
Here:

17.4%
Florida:

11.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 76
Here:

15.0%
Florida:

19.8%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 54,902Health technologists and technicians
  • 54,449Business and financial operations occupations
  • 51,577Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 48,246Community and social service occupations
  • 44,418Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,201Management occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • SHAM ROCK & SHELL PIT INC (6645 NE 304TH ST in OKEECHOBEE, FL; small business)
    $149,520 with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - civil program financing only for Miscellaneous Construction Materials. Signed on 2002-02-26. Completion date: 2002-06-28.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (250-499 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (10-19: 6, 5-9: 16, 1-4: 9)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Other Residential Care Facilities (100-249: 1, 20-49: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Solid Waste Collection (100-249: 1, 10-19: 1, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Vocational Rehabilitation Services (100-249: 1, 10-19: 1)
  • Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 2, 10-19: 4, 5-9: 1)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (20-49: 2, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 1, 1-4: 1)

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

People in group quarters 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
  • 145 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 96 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters 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
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 118. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 186 took place in 2011, and the least - 14 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 34972 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (66.6%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (17.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 34972
    • 1,02766.6%Outside Fires
    • 26217.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 22314.5%Structure Fires
    • 301.9%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 34972, Florida

Most common first names in zip code 34972 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6171.5 years
William5373.3 years
John5373.2 years
Robert4171.5 years
Mary3074.7 years
Charles2671.9 years
George2570.6 years
Richard2368.2 years
Joseph1878.5 years
Edward1772.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 34972 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson2769.6 years
Smith2671.6 years
Davis1869.7 years
Thomas1775.2 years
Jones1662.6 years
Williams1675.4 years
Raulerson1279.3 years
Brown1074.1 years
White1059.6 years
Wilson1076.6 years
Businesses in zip code 34972
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Ashley Furniture1Nike1
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway3
FedEx2Tire Kingdom1
Goodwill3U-Haul3
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
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