Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Okeechobee County

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Population

Population (2010 Census) 39,996
Percent of persons under 18 years 24.0%
Percent of persons over 65 years 17.2%
Percent of population living in poverty 23.7%

Education

Adults 25+ High School Degree or higher 69.0%
Adults 25+ Bachelor’s Degree or higher 10.1%

Employment

Unemployment rate (annual) 11.7%
Size of labor force (annual) 19,208

Income

Median household income $36,929
Per capita income $19,493

Distribution of Race

White 87.9%
Black 8.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races 1.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin 24.5%
White not Hispanic 64.7%

Statistics on this website are taken directly from the 2010 Census and 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics websites.


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