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Okeechobee, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Okeechobee had a population of 5,503 as of July 1, 2016. Okeechobee ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Okeechobee is located at latitude 27.2416 and longitude -80.8293 in Okeechobee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Okeechobee (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Okeechobee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Okeechobee (GNIS ID: 2404424) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Okeechobee is located within Okeechobee CCD of Okeechobee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Okeechobee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Okeechobee: Okechobee, Tantic.

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Okeechobee, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,503
Population in Households 5,158
Population in Familes 4,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 345
Population Density1 1,352
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 1,884
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,253
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,268 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,127 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 757 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 384 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $127,191
Average Home Value $150,865


Median Household Income $36,347
Average Household Income $50,732
Per Capita Income $19,045
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.34% -0.25%
Households -0.57% -0.34%
Families -0.64% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Okeechobee, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Okeechobee to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 442 52nd
Population Density1 # 498 46th
Diversity Index2 # 166 82nd
Median Household Income # 718 22nd
Per Capita Income # 700 24th

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