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Okeechobee, FL Micro Area&

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The economy of Okeechobee, FL Micro Area employs 13,227 people. The economy of Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 12.1; 3.27; and 1.52 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area are Retail trade (1,934), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (1,767), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,281), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,659), Educational Services ($35,645), and Transportation & Warehousing ($31,622).

Median household income in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is $35,405. Males in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area have an average income that is 1.16 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,939. The income inequality of Okeechobee, FL Micro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.484 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Okeechobee, FL Micro Area. In Florida the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,943. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is home to a population of 39,255 people, from which 90.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is composed of 25,090 White residents (63.9%), 9,799 Hispanic residents (25%), 3,382 Black residents (8.62%), 380 Asian residents (0.97%), and 329 Two+ residents (0.84%). The most common foreign languages in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area are Spanish (7,888 speakers), Tagalog (132 speakers), and French (122 speakers), but compared to other places, Okeechobee, FL Micro Area has a relative high number of Thai (70 speakers), Other West Germanic (71 speakers), and Hungarian (17 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Florida awarded 323,887 degrees. The student population of Florida is skewed towards females, with 131,302 male students and 192,585 female students. Most students in Florida are White (145,099 and 44.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (73,324 and 22.6%), Black or African American (53,051 and 16.4%), and Unknown (23,574 and 7.28%). The largest universities in Florida by number of graduates are University of Central Florida (15,953 and 4.93%), University of Florida (14,701 and 4.54%), and Miami Dade College (13,052 and 4.03%). The most popular majors in Florida are General Psychology (6,660 and 2.06%), Registered Nursing (6,423 and 1.98%), and General Business Administration & Management (6,068 and 1.87%). The median tuition costs in Florida are $26,910 for private four year colleges, and $3,135 and $14,374 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is $93,800, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $100,900 to $93,800, a -7.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Okeechobee, FL Micro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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