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Okeechobee is a city in Okeechobee County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Muskogean for "big water"

The latitude of Okeechobee is 27.243N. The longitude is -80.83W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,563.


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Median household income
Local
$27,265
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Okeechobee demographic reports
Okeechobee is on Lake Okeechobee
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 8.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Okeechobee County Fair - March 9-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Okeechobee web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Okeechobee residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Okeechobee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Okeechobee was $12,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Okeechobee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Okeechobee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $655.


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Libraries in Okeechobee include Okeechobee County Library ... View libraries

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Okeechobee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okeechobee political report.

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The average commute time for Okeechobee workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Okeechobee include Best Western Lake Okeechobee, Scottish Inns Okeechobee.

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