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Okeechobee County, Florida
Seal of Okeechobee County, Florida
Map of Florida highlighting Okeechobee County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the U.S. highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the U.S.
Seat Okeechobee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

892 sq mi (2,310 km²)

118 sq mi (306 km²), 13.19%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

40,334
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded 8 May 1917
Okeechobee County Judicial Center.jpg
The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee.
Website www.co.okeechobee.fl.us

Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 35,910. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimates, its population had grown to 39,836.[1]. The county seat is Okeechobee, Florida[2]. The county comprises the Okeechobee, Florida Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

The Okeechobee County Courthouse, constructed in 1926, is located in the County Seat, Okeechobee.

Okeechobee County was created in 1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 892 square miles (2,309 km²), of which, 774 square miles (2,004 km²) of it is land and 118 square miles (305 km²) of it (13.19%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 35,910 people, 12,593 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 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.28% White, 7.92% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.56% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 18.61% 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.[4]

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 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.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,456, 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.

Municipalities

Okeechobee County Florida 400px.png

Incorporated

1. City of Okeechobee

Unincorporated

See also

External links

Governmental

Non-governmental

References

Coordinates: 27°23′N 80°53′W / 27.39°N 80.89°W / 27.39; -80.89


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Okeechobee County, Florida
File:Okeechobee County FL seal.jpg
Map
File:Map of Florida highlighting Okeechobee County.png
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 8 May 1917
Seat Okeechobee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 13.19%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2004)
 - Density

380988
Website: www.co.okeechobee.fl.us
File:Okeechobee County Judicial Center.jpg

Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 35,910. According to 2005 U.S. Census estimates, its population had grown to 39,836 [1]. Its county seat is Okeechobee6. The county comprises the Okeechobee, Florida Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

History

File:Okeechobee County Courthouse.jpgOkeechobee County was created in 1917. It was named for the Lake Okeechobee, which was itself named for Hitchiti words oka (water) and chobi (big).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,309 km² (892 sq mi). 2,004 km² (774 sq mi) of it is land and 305 km² (118 sq mi) of it (13.19%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,910 people, 12,593 households, and 9,016 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (46/sq mi). There were 15,504 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 79.28% White, 7.92% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.56% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 18.61% 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.(Souce=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/12/12093.html)

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 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.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,456, 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.

Municipalities

File:Okeechobee County Florida 400px.png

Incorporated

1. City of Okeechobee

Unincorporated

a. Cypress Quarters
b. Taylor Creek



See also

External links

Governmental

Non-governmental

Coordinates: 27°23′N 80°53′W / 27.39, -80.89

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Okeechobee County, Florida
Map

Location in the state of Florida

Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded May 8, 1917
Seat Okeechobee
Largest City Okeechobee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

892 sq mi (2,310 km²)
774 sq mi (2,005 km²)
118 sq mi (306 km²), 13.19%
PopulationEst.
 - (2008)
 - Density

40,334
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.co.okeechobee.fl.us
Named for: Lake Okeechobee

Okeechobee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, and was formed on May 8, 1917. As of 2008, the population is 40,334. Okeechobee County's seat is Okeechobee.

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