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Okeechobee County, Florida

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Population:

  • Total Population: 35,910
  • Males: 19,012
  • Females: 16,898

Ethnicity:

  • White: 25,643
  • Black/African American: 2,591
  • Hispanic: 6,727
  • Native American/Eskimo: 134
  • Asian: 311
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 12
  • Other: 7
  • 2 or more: 485

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (27,110)
  2. Spanish (5,785)
  3. French (105)
  4. German (95)
  5. Italian (90)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 4,131

  1. Mexico (3,074)
  2. Nicaragua (170)
  3. Cuba (153)
  4. India (124)
  5. Canada (121)
  6. United Kingdom (84)
  7. Colombia (78)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (5,706)
  2. Catholic Church (2,776)
  3. United Methodist Church, The (665)
  4. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (609)
  5. Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (449)

Migrant Health Clinics

  • Lakeshore Medical Adults: 308 NW 15th Avenue, Okeechobee - (863) 763-7481
  • Lakeshore Medical - Medical-Pediatrics and Dental: 1100 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee - (863) 763-1951

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 14,803
  • Sensory: 1,310
  • Physical: 4,144
  • Mental: 1,810
  • Self-care: 1,039
  • Go outside home: 2,653
  • Employment: 3,528

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 382

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 12,593
  • Utility gas: 103
  • Bottled or LP gas: 1,070
  • Electricity: 10,978
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 73
  • Coal or Coke: 0
  • Wood: 29
  • Solar Energy: 0
  • Other fuel: 19
  • No fuel used: 321

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 24,401
  • No vehicle: 1,892
  • 1 or more vehicle: 22,509

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 672
  • No High School: 2,767
  • Some High School: 4,722
  • High School: 7,925
  • Some College: 4,243
  • Associate's Degree: 971
  • College Degree: 1,423
  • Master's Degree: 434
  • Professional Degree: 190
  • Doctoral Degree: 41

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 12,593
  • Owners with phone: 9,178
  • Owners without phone: 252
  • Renters with phone: 2,587
  • Renters without phone: 576

10 closest counties:

  1. St. Lucie County, Florida
  2. Glades County, Florida
  3. Indian River County, Florida
  4. Highlands County, Florida
  5. Martin County, Florida
  6. Hendry County, Florida
  7. Brevard County, Florida
  8. Hardee County, Florida
  9. Palm Beach County, Florida
  10. DeSoto County, Florida

Data Detail

Zip Codes in county:

34972, 34973, 34974

  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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