Okeechobee County, Florida
|County of Okeechobee|
|Founded||May 8, 1917|
|Named for||Lake Okeechobee|
|• Total||892 sq mi (2,310 km2)|
|• Land||769 sq mi (1,990 km2)|
|• Water||123 sq mi (320 km2) 13.8%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||52/sq mi (20/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
34972, 34973, 34974
Historic buildings in Okeechobee County include:
- First United Methodist Church, 1924
- Freedman-Raulerson House, 1923
- Okeechobee County Courthouse, 1926
Points of interest
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 39,996 people, 13,857 households, and 9,016 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km2). There were 15,504 housing units at an average density of 52 per square mile (8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.9% White, 8.6% Black or African American, 1.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.2% from two or more races. 24.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In 2005 68.5% of the county population was White non-Hispanic, 21.6% of the population was Latino, 8.0% was African-American and both Native Americans and Asians constituted 0.9% of the population.
In 2000 there were 12,593 households, out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 21.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the county in 2000 the population was spread out, with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 115.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.20 males.
In 2010 the median income for a household in the county was $36,929, and the median income for a family was $35,163. Males had a median income of $25,574 versus $20,160 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,553. About 11.80% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.90% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.
Okeechobee County is part of the Heartland Library Cooperative which serves Okeechobee County and some of the surrounding counties, including Glades, Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto. The seven-branch library system has one branch in the city of Okeechobee.
Other unincorporated communities
- Ancient Oaks
- Barber Quarters
- Basswood Estates
- Country Hills Estates
- Deans Court
- Dixie Ranch Acres
- Duberry Gardens
- Echo Estates
- Fort Drum
- Four Seasons
- Oak Park
- Okeechobee Little Farms
- Quail Acres
- Taylor Creek Isle
- Treasure Island
- Viking Estates
- Upthegrove Beach
- Whispering Pines
- Florida Heartland
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Okeechobee County, Florida
- Treasure Coast
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Okeechobee County, Florida.|
- Board of County Commissioners
- Constitutional Officers
- School district
- Countywide District
- Multi-county Districts
- Okeechobee Official Discussion Forum
- D.R. Wilson Land Company
- Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council
- Okeechobee County Guide
- Okeechobee News local newspaper for Okeechobee County, Florida fully and openly available in the Florida Digital Newspaper Library
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