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Encyclopedia > Okeechobee County, Florida
Okeechobee County, Florida
Seal of Okeechobee County, Florida
Seal
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Okeechobee County
Location in the state of Florida
Statistics
Formed 8 May 1917
Seat Okeechobee
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,309 km² (892 mi²)

305 km² (118 mi²) 13.19%
Population
 - ([[United States Census, {{{census yr}}}|{{{census yr}}}]])
 -
(2004)
 -
Density

38,988
18/km² 
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 2004 U.S. Census estimates, its population had grown to 38,988. Its county seat is Okeechobee, Florida6. Image File history File links Okeechobee. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Okeechobee_County. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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History

The Okeechobee County Courthouse, constructed in 1926, is located in the County Seat, Okeechobee.
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). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1880x1410, 380 KB) Summary Okeechobee County Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Okeechobee County, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1880x1410, 380 KB) Summary Okeechobee County Courthouse, Okeechobee, Florida Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Okeechobee County, Florida Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize... 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Lake Okeechobee, locally referred to as Lake O, The Big Lake, or simply The Lake is a freshwater lake in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,309 km² (892 mi²). 2,004 km² (774 mi²) of it is land and 305 km² (118 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 13.19% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Demographics

The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee.
The Okeechobee County Judicial Center, in Okeechobee.

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 35,910 people, 12,593 households, and 9,016 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (46/mi²). There are 15,504 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File linksMetadata Okeechobee_County_Judicial_Center. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Okeechobee_County_Judicial_Center. ... Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 12,593 households out of which 30.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% are non-families. 21.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.07. The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 115.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,456, and the median income for a family is $35,163. Males have a median income of $25,574 versus $20,160 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,553. 16.00% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.90% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (400x634, 11 KB) Created using coordinate data from US Census Bureau, modified in accordance with incorporation data from 2000-2005 in Adobe Illustrator. ...

Incorporated

1. City of Okeechobee Okeechobee is a city located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ...


Unincorporated

a. Cypress Quarters
b. Taylor Creek
  • Barber Quarters
  • Basinger
  • Basswood Estates
  • Dixie Ranch Acres
  • Fort Drum
  • Hilolo
  • Mildred
  • Sherman
  • Up the Grove Beach
  • Whispering Pines

Cypress Quarters is a census-designated place located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ... Taylor Creek is a census-designated place located in Okeechobee County, Florida. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Martin County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... St. ... Indian River County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

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Okeechobee County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (447 words)
Okeechobee County is a county located in the state of Florida.
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 income for a household in the county was $30,456, and the median income for a family was $35,163.
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