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Income/capita 42%
Household income 31%
Unemployment 14%
IndexOkeechobeeFloridaNational
Income per capita$17,332$27,598$29,829
Median household income$38,061$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,250$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,368$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$26,316$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$23,182$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level27.4%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Okeechobee is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Okeechobee is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Okeechobee is 14% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Okeechobee is 81% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,371$38,061$76,122
      City
      $32,596$48,900$97,800
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Okeechobee median earnings by income bracket

      Okeechobee employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.7%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.3%5.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.5%6.8%
      Wholesale & retail services13.7%20.6%
      Public administration7.7%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.6%1.5%
      Education, health & social services5.8%47.7%
      Other30.7%17.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cypress Quarters, FL1,214$29,44447%
      Buckhead Ridge, FL1,729$28,35949%
      Taylor Creek, FL3,764$26,02153%
      Okeechobee, FL5,582$38,06131%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lecanto, FL5,582$36,65634%
      Paola, KS5,583$49,78410%
      Eucalyptus Hills, CA5,583$80,81946%
      Rolesville, NC5,583$91,00064%
      Rusk, TX5,580$37,11933%
      Okeechobee, FL5,582$38,06131%
      Source: The Okeechobee, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).