Okeechobee County, FL

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2022 Population
39,870
0.388% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.493% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.2%
2.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,476
7.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,500
26.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Okeechobee County, FL had a population of 39.9k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $50,476. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Okeechobee County, FL grew from 39,716 to 39,870, a 0.388% increase and its median household income grew from $47,020 to $50,476, a 7.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Okeechobee County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.8%), White (Hispanic) (13.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.7%), Other (Hispanic) (7.58%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.04%).

None of the households in Okeechobee County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.1% of the residents in Okeechobee County, FL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Okeechobee County, FL was $158,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Okeechobee County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Okeechobee County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Okeechobee County, FL is home to a population of 39.9k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Okeechobee County, FL residents were born outside of the country (4.91k people).

In 2022, there were 4.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Okeechobee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k White (Hispanic) and 3.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Okeechobee County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Okeechobee County, FL was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Okeechobee County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.6k ± 90
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.41k ± 888
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.07k ± 220
26.7%
Hispanic Population
10.7k people

In 2022, there were 4.55 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.6k people) in Okeechobee County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k White (Hispanic) and 3.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.7% of the people in Okeechobee County, FL are hispanic (10.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Okeechobee County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.91k people
12.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.94k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Okeechobee County, FL residents (4.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Okeechobee County, FL was 12.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    985 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    458 ± 211
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    298 ± 122

Okeechobee County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Okeechobee County, FL employs 15.4k people. The largest industries in Okeechobee County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,162 people), Retail Trade (1,759 people), and Public Administration (1,690 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,573), Utilities ($63,348), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,902).

Occupations

15.4k
2022 Value
± 1,073
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Okeechobee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 14.9k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okeechobee County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,686 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,402 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,365 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okeechobee County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.4k
2022 Value
± 1,073
3.11%
1 Year growth
± 9.51%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Okeechobee County, FL grew at a rate of 3.11%, from 14.9k employees to 15.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okeechobee County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,162 people), Retail Trade (1,759 people), and Public Administration (1,690 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okeechobee County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Okeechobee County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,051
Median earning men ± $4,304
$29,867
Median earning women ± $2,054

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,673), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($57,404), and Public Administration ($53,333).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($62,537), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,705), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 413
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 170
    Retail Trade
  3. 167
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Okeechobee County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 71.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.414%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Okeechobee County, FL was $158,500 in 2022, which is 0.562 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $125,700 to $158,500, a 26.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Okeechobee County, FL is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Okeechobee County, FL have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Okeechobee County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Okeechobee County, FL is $50,476. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Okeechobee County, FL was Census Tract 9106.01 with a value of $68,841, followed by Census Tract 9101.01 and Census Tract 9106.02, with respective values of $67,480 and $56,568.

Property

$158,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,542
$11,101
Median Property Taxes
±$836

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Okeechobee County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Okeechobee County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Okeechobee County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9106.01
  2. Census Tract 9101.01
  3. Census Tract 9106.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okeechobee County, FL was Census Tract 9106.01 with a value of $68,841, followed by Census Tract 9101.01 and Census Tract 9106.02, with respective values of $67,480 and $56,568.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Okeechobee County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,476
Median Household Income
± $4,129
14.9k
Number of Households
± 991

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.9k households in Okeechobee County, FL grew to $50,476 from the previous year's value of $47,020.

The following chart displays the households in Okeechobee County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Okeechobee County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.2%)
  2. Carpooled (14.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.33%)

In 2022, 73.2% of workers in Okeechobee County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.6%) and those who worked at home (6.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okeechobee County, FL have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.95% of the workforce in Okeechobee County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Okeechobee County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Okeechobee County, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okeechobee County, FL (7.11k out of 37k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Okeechobee County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.1% of the population of Okeechobee County, FL has health coverage, with 30.4% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Okeechobee County, FL see 2343 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (2308 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2350 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1627 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,343 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Okeechobee County, FL

Primary care physicians in Okeechobee County, FL see an average of 2,343 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (2,308 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Okeechobee County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

17.9%
Uninsured
30.4%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
15%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
2.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okeechobee County, FL grew by 7.52% from 16.6% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Okeechobee County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 67.4 in Okeechobee County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in Okeechobee County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 22% in Okeechobee County, FL.

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