Okeechobee, FL

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Population

40,228

2.05% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$39,059

7.26% growth

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Number of Employees

14,085

4.53% growth

Median Property Value

$89,900

0.991% decline

About

In 2017, Okeechobee, FL had a population of 40.2k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $39,059. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Okeechobee, FL grew from 39,420 to 40,228, a 2.05% increase and its median household income grew from $36,415 to $39,059, a 7.26% increase.

The population of Okeechobee, FL is 64% White Alone, 25% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.02% Black or African American Alone. 23.7% of the people in Okeechobee, FL speak a non-English language, and 91.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Okeechobee, FL is $89,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Okeechobee, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Okeechobee, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Okeechobee, FL employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Okeechobee, FL are Retail Trade (1,975 people), Construction (1,483 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,464 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,170), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,402).

Median household income in Okeechobee, FL is $39,059. Males in Okeechobee, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Okeechobee, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,059

2017 value

± $1,686

7.26%

1 Year Growth

± 5.58%

Households in Okeechobee, FL have a median annual income of $39,059, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,415 in 2016, which represents a 7.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Okeechobee, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Okeechobee, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Okeechobee, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Okeechobee, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Okeechobee, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $73,836, followed by Nassau County, FL and Santa Rosa County, FL, with respective values of $71,489 and $66,059.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Okeechobee, FL (8.27k out of 37k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    7,138 ± 565

  2. Hispanic

    2,974 ± 360

  3. Black

    762 ± 223

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Okeechobee, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.1k

2017 Value

± 851

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 8.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okeechobee, FL grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 13.5k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Okeechobee, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,319 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,148 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Okeechobee, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Okeechobee, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,771 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,319 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,148 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Okeechobee, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.4 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.86 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Okeechobee, FL, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,542), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($67,703), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($50,609).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.1k

2017 Value

± 851

4.53%

1 Year growth

± 8.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Okeechobee, FL grew at a rate of 4.53%, from 13.5k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Okeechobee, FL, are Retail Trade (1,975 people), Construction (1,483 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,464 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Okeechobee, FL, though some of these residents may live in Okeechobee, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Okeechobee, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,975 people), Construction (1,483 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1,464 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Okeechobee, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.79 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.9 times), and Construction (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Okeechobee, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,170), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,402).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.4% of the population of Okeechobee, FL has health coverage, with 26.2% on employee plans, 26.4% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 2.31% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Okeechobee, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Okeechobee, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.6%

Uninsured

26.2%

Employer Coverage

26.4%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

2.31%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Okeechobee, FL declined by 8.72% from 20.4% to 18.6%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Okeechobee, FL is home to a population of 40.2k people, from which 91.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.5% of Okeechobee, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Okeechobee, FL is composed of 25.8k White Alone residents (64%), 10.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (25%), 3.23k Black or African American Alone residents (8.02%), 530 Two or More Races residents (1.32%), 351 Asian Alone residents (0.873%), 246 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.612%), 73 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.181%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Okeechobee, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (7,888 speakers), Tagalog (132 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (122 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Okeechobee, FL was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Okeechobee, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Okeechobee, FL residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.5% of Okeechobee, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Okeechobee, FL was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Okeechobee, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Okeechobee, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

91.3%

2017 Citizenship

91.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.3% of Okeechobee, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Okeechobee, FL was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    25.8k ± 28

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    10.1k ± 482

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.23k ± 170

In 2017, there were 2.56 times more White Alone residents (25.8k people) in Okeechobee, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.1k Hispanic or Latino and 3.23k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Okeechobee, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    7,888 speakers (21.4%)

  2. Tagalog

    132 speakers (0.359%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    122 speakers (0.331%)

23.7% of Okeechobee, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Okeechobee, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.4% of the overall population of Okeechobee, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.359% speak Tagalog and 0.331% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,180 ± 172

  2. Korea

    458 ± 108

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    297 ± 134

Okeechobee, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Okeechobee, FL was $89,900 in 2017, which is 0.413 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,800 to $89,900, a 0.991% decrease. The homeownership rate in Okeechobee, FL is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Okeechobee, FL have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Okeechobee, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$39,059

Median Household Income

± $1,686

13.3k

Number of Households

± 720

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.3k households in Okeechobee, FL grew to $39,059 from the previous year's value of $36,415.

The following chart displays the households in Okeechobee, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$89,900

2017 Median

± $6,478

$90,800

2016 Median

± $7,877

In 2017, the median property value in Okeechobee, FL declined from to $89,900 from the previous year's value of $90,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Okeechobee, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Okeechobee, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Okeechobee, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Okeechobee, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

70.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Okeechobee, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Okeechobee, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Okeechobee, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Okeechobee, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Okeechobee, FL have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.99% of the workforce in Okeechobee, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Okeechobee, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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