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ZIP Code 34972

Zip code area 34972 in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, FL

  •   State: 
    Florida
      Counties: 
    Okeechobee County
    ,
    Osceola County
    ,
    Saint Lucie County
      Cities: 
    Okeechobee
      Counties all: 
    Okeechobee | Osceola | St. Lucie
      County FIPS: 
    12093 | 12097 | 12111
      Area total: 
    865.496 sq mi
      Area land: 
    854.418 sq mi
      Area water: 
    11.078 sq mi
      Elevation: 
    518 feet
  •   Latitude: 
    27,3484
      Longitude: 
    -80,8633
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Okeechobee FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      Coordinates: 
    27.50653, -80.92711
      GMAP: 

    Florida 34972, USA

  •   Population: 
    19,728 individuals
      Population density: 
    .63 people per square miles
      Households: 
    5,843
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.3%
      Household income: 
    $46,258 average annual income
      Housing units: 
    7,237 residential housing units
      Health insurance: 
    16.2% of residents who report not having health insurance
      Veterans: 
    0.8% of residents who are veterans

The ZIP 34972 is a South ZIP code and located in the preferred city/town Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida with a population estimated today at about 18.049 peoples. The preferred city may be different from the city where the zip code 34972 is located. Okeechobee is usually the name of the main post office. When sending a package or mail, always indicate your preferred or accepted cities. Using any city from the list of invalid cities may result in delays.

Okeechobee is the primary city, acceptable cities are Basinger, Yeehaw, Yeehaw Junction.

  • Living in the postal code area 34972 of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida 58.0% of population who are male and 42.0% who are female.

    The median age for all people, for males & for females based on 2020 Census data. Median is the middle value, when all possible values are listed in order. Median is not the same as Average (or Mean).

  • Household income staggered according to certain income ranges.

    The median commute time of resident workers require for a one-way commute to work in minutes.

    The distribution of different age groups in the population of the zip code area of Okeechobee, Okeechobee County 34972.

    The percentage distribution of the population by race.

    Estimated residential value of individual residential buildings as a percentage.

    The age of the building does not always say something about the structural condition of the residential buildings.

Okeechobee County

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Okeechobee County
      Zips: 
    34973
    34974
    34972
      Coordinates: 
    27.38632705176147, -80.88856125846483
      Area total: 
    891.92 sq. mi., 2310.05 sq. km, 570825.60 acres
      Area land: 
    769.16 sq. mi., 1992.11 sq. km, 492260.48 acres
      Area water: 
    122.76 sq. mi., 317.94 sq. km, 78565.12 acres
      Established: 
    1917
      Capital seat: 

    Okeechobee
    Address: 304 Nw 2Nd St
    County Courthouse
    Okeechobee, FL 34972-4146
    Governing Body: County Commission with 5 board size
    Governing Authority: Dillon's Rule

  • Okeechobee County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    39,644; Population change: -0.88% (2010 - 2020)
      Population density: 
    52 persons per square mile
      Household income: 
    $39,419
      Households: 
    414,928
      Unemployment rate: 
    5.40% per 17,138 county labor force
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      GDP: 
    $1.58 B, gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Okeechobee County's population of Florida of 49,737 residents in 1930 has increased 28,75-fold to 1,429,908 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.21% female residents and 49.79% male residents live in as of 2020, 54.21% in Okeechobee County, Florida are married and the remaining 45.79% are single population.

    As of 2020, 54.21% in Okeechobee County, Florida are married and the remaining 45.79% are single population.

  •   Housing units: 
    18,484 residential units of which 78.08% share occupied residential units.

    30 minutes is the average time that residents in Okeechobee County require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    68.55% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 22.44% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.39% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.34% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Okeechobee County, Florida 62.56% are owner-occupied homes, another 20.62% are rented apartments, and the remaining 16.82% are vacant.

  • The 34.08% of the population in Okeechobee County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 58.890%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 39.790%) of those eligible to vote in Okeechobee County, Florida.

Osceola County

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Osceola County
      Zips: 
    34742
    34745
    34773
    34743
    33848
    34747
    34758
    34770
    34739
    34773
    34758
    34743
    34747
    34772
    34771
    34747
    34769
    34746
    34744
    34741
      Coordinates: 
    28.062653279077512, -81.14949021015724
      Area total: 
    1506.04 sq. mi., 3900.62 sq. km, 963863.68 acres
      Area land: 
    1327.56 sq. mi., 3438.37 sq. km, 849640.32 acres
      Area water: 
    178.47 sq. mi., 462.25 sq. km, 114223.36 acres
      Established: 
    1887
      Capital seat: 

    Kissimmee
    Address: 1 Courthouse Sq
    County Courthouse
    Kissimmee, FL 34741-5440
    Governing Body: County Commission with 5 board size
    Governing Authority: Home Rule

  • Osceola County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    388,656; Population change: 44.65% (2010 - 2020)
      Population density: 
    293 persons per square mile
      Household income: 
    $47,234
      Households: 
    534,838
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.50% per 185,793 county labor force
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      GDP: 
    $9.05 B, gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Osceola County's population of Florida of 51,761 residents in 1930 has increased 28,83-fold to 1,492,191 residents after 90 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.23% female residents and 48.77% male residents live in as of 2020, 59.13% in Osceola County, Florida are married and the remaining 40.87% are single population.

    As of 2020, 59.13% in Osceola County, Florida are married and the remaining 40.87% are single population.

  •   Housing units: 
    154,680 residential units of which 84.42% share occupied residential units.

    30.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Osceola County require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.15% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 15.67% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.98% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.21% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Osceola County, Florida 55.64% are owner-occupied homes, another 24.70% are rented apartments, and the remaining 19.67% are vacant.

  • The 28.12% of the population in Osceola County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 39.720%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 59.410%) of those eligible to vote in Osceola County, Florida.

Okeechobee

Okeechobee, Florida

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Okeechobee County
      City: 
    Okeechobee
      County FIPS: 
    12093
      Coordinates: 
    27°14′38″N 80°49′17″W
      Area total: 
    4.15 sq mi (10.76 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.06 sq mi (10.50 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.25 km²)
      Elevation: 
    26 ft (8 m)
      Established: 
    1917
  •   Latitude: 
    27,2437
      Longitude: 
    -80,8284
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Okeechobee, FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    34972
    34973
    34974
      GMAP: 

    Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    5,254
      Population density: 
    1,295.36 residents per square mile of area (500.20/km²)
      Household income: 
    $33,528
      Households: 
    1,952
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.10%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%

Okeechobee (US: OH-kee-CHOH-bee) is a city in Florida, United States. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the city's population was 5,254. The city is close to the site of the Battle of Lake Okeechesobee, a major battle of the Second Seminole War, fought between forces under the command of Zachary Taylor and Seminole warriors resisting forced relocation to Oklahoma. In the 1930s, the area was the commercial center for the surrounding area, shipping hundreds of train cars of winter vegetables annually. In 2016, the Okeechoobee Music & Arts Festival attracted approximately 30,000 people to the city. The area is served by US routes 98 and 441 and state routes 70, 700 and 15. The median household income (in 2020 dollars) was $40,425 with a per capita income of $19,633. 18.4% of the population lived below the poverty threshold. It has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), bordering within one degree of a tropical climate with hot, humid summers and warm, drier winters. It is the county seat of OkeECHobee County, which is home to the Florida Panhandle High School football team. The town is located just north of the lake where the 1928 Okeecobee Hurricane made landfall. It was the first recorded Category 5 hurricane in the North Atlantic and still one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to strike the US.

History

Okeechobee is the primary city name, but also Basinger, Yeehaw, Yeehaw Junction are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Okeechobee, Florida . Okeechobee is close to the site of the Second Seminole War. In the 1930s, the town was the commercial center for the surrounding area. The area had a bullfrog breeding industry and a catfish shipping plant. The town is now home to the University of Florida's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. It is located on the banks of Lake Okeecobee, which was once part of the Okefenokee River. The lake is now a popular destination for boaters and swimmers, and is home to a number of nature preserves. The city is also a popular tourist destination, especially in the spring and summer months, when the water is warm and the mosquitoes are at their most active. It has a population of about 3,000 people, most of whom live in and around the town of OkeECHobee. It was once the commercial hub for the area, shipping hundreds of train cars of winter vegetables annually, in addition to poultry farms, a cat fish shipping plant, and a bull frog breeding industry. It also has a large population of bullfrogs, which are sold for their legs, or'saddles,' in the winter when frogs usually hibernate and are difficult to capture. A female frog lays from 10 to 30 thousand eggs a year; tadpoles appear from 60 to 90 days later. Frog farmers enclose bottom lands, ponds, or swamps; as frogs live on insects, breeders strew the runs with rotting meat to attract blowflies. Some plant flowers and shrubs to lure bugs.

Demographics

As of the 2020 census, the city of Okeechobee had a population of 5,254 and 1,814 households. The median household income (in 2020 dollars) was $40,425 with a per capita income of $19,633. 18.4% of the population lived below the poverty threshold. There were 367 veterans living in the city and 12.2% were Foreign born persons. The city is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. The turnpike is one of the busiest roads in the state. It was built in the early 20th century as a way to bypass the state's heavily populated areas. The Turnpikes were built on the banks of the Florida River, which flows through the city. The town's name is derived from the Spanish word for "river" or "lake" which means "ditch" in Spanish. It is also the name of a Native American tribe, which is known as the Okeecobee Indians. The name of the city was first used in the 17th century by the Spanish-speaking settlers. The word "Okeechoobee" means "people of the river" in the Spanish language. It also means "People of the River" in English, which means people who live near the river. The U.S. state of Florida is also known as "Florida" because it is the only state in which the river runs through the central part of the state, rather than the east.

Geography

Okeechobee has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), bordering within one degree of a tropical climate with hot, humid summers and warm, drier winters. The area is served by US routes 98 and 441 and state routes 70, 700 and 15. The city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11 km²), of which 4.1 square miles of it is land and 0.04 sq miles (0.10 km²) is water. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 4,000. The town is located just north of Lake Okeechoobee. It has a population of 2,000, up from 2,100 in the 1970s. The population of the city in the 1990s was 4,200, down from 4,500 in the 1980s. It is located on the banks of Taylor Creek. Taylor Creek flows through the east side of the town. The river is a tributary of the Tallahassee River, which runs through the city. It flows into the Okeecobee River on the west. The Okeeches River is a small tributaries of the Little Tallahasee River. It runs north-south and east-to-west through the town and into the Little Okesha River. The Little Tallahssee River flows east-west and north-west into the Chattahoochee River. In the summer, the town is known for its hot, dry summers and cold, dry winters.

Points of interest

Lake Okeechobee became the site of an important battle in the Second Seminole War, fought between a number of Seminole Native American groups, the United States government, and allied militias. The battlefield is now theSite of a 145-acre (0.59 km²) park, and annual reenactments. In 2016, the city became home to the OkeECHobee Music & Arts Festival. This multi-day, multi-genre music festival attracted approximately 30,000 people to the city in its first year. The festival is now in its second year and is expected to draw more than 20,000 attendees. The city is home to a number of festivals, including the annual Okeechesobee Festival, which is held on the banks of Lake Okeecobee. It is also the home of the Florida Open Air Music Festival, held every year from September to October. The event is free and open to the public, and is open to all ages and skill levels.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida = 88. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Okeechobee = 6.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 5,254 individuals with a median age of 35.8 age the population grows by 5.31% in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,295.36 residents per square mile of area (500.20/km²). There are average 2.65 people per household in the 1,952 households with an average household income of $33,528 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.10% of the available work force and has dropped -2.30% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.30%. The number of physicians in Okeechobee per 100,000 population = 116.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Okeechobee = 46.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 105. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 237. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 51.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 27, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 63.31%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $96,720 and home appreciation of -22.71%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.23 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,353 per student. There are 17.3 students for each teacher in the school, 810 students for each Librarian and 429 students for each Counselor. 2.83% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.28% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.59% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Okeechobee's population in Okeechobee County, Florida of 39,306 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,13-fold to 5,254 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.53% female residents and 50.47% male residents live in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida are married and the remaining 45.27% are single population.

  • 22.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Okeechobee require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    73.61% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.93% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.16% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.62% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida, 63.31% are owner-occupied homes, another 25.39% are rented apartments, and the remaining 11.31% are vacant.

  • The 34.08% of the population in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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