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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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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.
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.
Libraries in Okeechobee include Okeechobee County Library ... View libraries
Okeechobee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Okeechobee political report.
The average commute time for Okeechobee workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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