Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County, Florida

304 NW 2nd St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 763-6441
Fax: (863) 763-9529
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us

In east-central FL, west of Fort Pierce; organized May 8, 1917 from Osceola and Palm Beach counties. Name Origin: For Lake Okeechobee, which forms the county's southern boundary; from Hitchiti (Muskhogan) Indian oki 'water' and chobi 'big.'

Area (sq mi):: 891.57 (land 773.94; water 117.63) Population per square mile: 51.50
Population 2005: 39,836 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 10.90%; 1990-2000 21.20% Population 2000: 35,910 (White 71.60%; Black or African American 7.90%; Hispanic or Latino 18.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 12.10%). Foreign born: 11.50%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,553; median household $30,456; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,003-$18,726
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.70% Median travel time to work: 27.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The four new solar power plants include FPL Okeechobee Solar Energy Center, Okeechobee County; FPL Hibiscus Solar Energy Center, Palm Beach County; FPL Echo River Solar Energy Center, Suwannee County and FPL Southfork Solar Energy Center, Manatee County.
The young couple relocated from Cardiff to Okeechobee County in Florida in 1946 and Mrs Conrad began her career with the St Lucie County Tax Collector's office in 1954.
Since the City of Avon Park opted to use Waste Management Inc.'s Okeechobee County landfill in May 2014, hauling its waste by Waste Management trucks about 56 miles southeast, the city has seen a savings based on tipping fees compared to using the Highlands County Landfill, located at 12700 Arbuckle Creek Road.
John McCluskey established Florida Outdoors RV in 2005 with a location in Martin County and recently added another location in Okeechobee County. They offer RV sales, parts and 14 service bays.
Merton gets himself in with a local family in this week's instalment, but their love for rollercoasters doesn't sit too well with him and so he moves off the beaten track at the Okeechobee County Fair where he gets together with Charlie, who is keen to show Merton that there was life before theme parks in Florida.
Paul Merton's Adventures Channel 5, 9pm Paul gets himself in with a family in Florida in this week's instalment, but their love for rollercoasters doesn't sit too well with him and so he moves off the beaten track at the Okeechobee County Fair where he gets together with Charlie, who is keen to show Paul that there was life before theme parks in the Sunshine State.
Territory is 'A' rated & would sell for over $50k from Franchisor & includes rights to Okeechobee County which has 5 Title One schools.
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Okeechobee High School student Yasmin Gonzalez and the ACLU of Florida filed a complaint against the Okeechobee County School Board in 2006 after the school denied a request from students to form a GSA, citing a rule that noncurricular clubs could not meet on school grounds.
The subject property is located at 6908 Highway 98 North in Okeechobee, Okeechobee County, Florida.
Caption: MEMBERS OF THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY BAR recently met for a tour of the new Okeechobee County Courthouse, which was officially dedicated July 20.