Okeechobee County, Florida Population 2024

41,148

Okeechobee County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 41,148 with a growth rate of 0.9% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Okeechobee County, Florida is the 47th largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 40,014 and has seen a growth of 2.83% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,9883680.86%
202842,6203680.87%
202742,2523680.88%
202641,8843680.89%
202541,5163680.89%
202441,1483680.9%
202340,7803680.91%
202240,4123680.92%
202140,0444021.01%
202039,642-2,499-5.93%
201942,1415401.3%
201841,6013530.86%
201741,2484811.18%
201640,7679342.34%
201539,8332830.72%
201439,550860.22%
201339,464-229-0.58%
201239,693-161-0.4%
201139,854-160-0.4%
201040,014
199029,6279,36346.21%
198020,2649,03180.4%
197011,2334,80974.86%
19606,4242,97085.99%
19503,45445415.13%
19403,000-1,129-27.34%
19304,1291,99793.67%
19202,132-40,856-95.04%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.9% (368)
County Website
Okeechobee County
State
Florida
County Seat
2010 Population
40,014
Area
769 mi²
Density
54 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
2.83% (1,134)
Founded
May 8, 1917

Okeechobee County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White30,03375.33%
Black or African American3,2418.13%
Other race3,1978.02%
Two or more races2,9447.38%
Asian3840.96%
Native American580.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander130.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Okeechobee County, Florida Population by Race

Okeechobee County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Okeechobee County, Florida Median Age

40.8

Total

39.6

Male

43.2

Female

Okeechobee County, Florida Adults

There are 31,355 adults, (7,704 of whom are seniors) in Okeechobee County, Florida.

Okeechobee County, Florida Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Okeechobee County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female18,43046.23%
Male21,44053.77%

Okeechobee County, Florida Population by Age

Okeechobee County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,9192.4974.425.6
Married7,0593.0786.213.8
Non Family5,0151.2168.931.1
Female1,8163.1656.943.1
Male1,0293.5851.448.6
showing: 5 rows

3.02

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Okeechobee County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Okeechobee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Okeechobee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.76%.

Okeechobee County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,826

Average Earnings

$42,563

Average Male

$29,394

Average Female

Okeechobee County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Okeechobee County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Okeechobee County, Florida Language

77.43% of Okeechobee County, Florida residents speak only English, while 22.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.74% of the population.

Okeechobee County, Florida Language

Okeechobee County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White23,8553,44514.44%
Hispanic9,8622,45624.9%
Black2,09895045.28%
Other3,10458918.98%
Multiple2,58226310.19%
Asian37910928.76%
Native534177.36%
showing: 7 rows

19.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.85%

Male Poverty Rate

21.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Okeechobee County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee County, Florida is Native, with 77.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Okeechobee County, Florida is Multiple, with 10.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.38%.

Okeechobee County, Florida Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.08%
High School15.55%
Bachelors or Greater14.74%
Some College9.85%
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Okeechobee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.03%
Male Unemployed25.33%
Female Employed11.48%
Male Employed8.59%
showing: 4 rows

Okeechobee County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Okeechobee County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Okeechobee County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.1%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Okeechobee County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Okeechobee County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Okeechobee County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Okeechobee County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,729

Number of Veterans

2,617

Male Veterans

112

Female Veterans

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Okeechobee County, Florida Veterans by War

count

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Okeechobee County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Okeechobee County, Florida Veterans by Race

Okeechobee County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Okeechobee County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Okeechobee County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Okeechobee County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.43%

Born in Okeechobee County, Florida

87.64%

Native Born

12.36%

Foreign Born

5.87%

Non Citizen

6.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.64% of Okeechobee County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 50.43% having been born in Florida. 5.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Okeechobee County, Florida Place of Birth

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