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ZIP Code 34972

Primary City:Okeechobee, FL (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Okeechobee
County: Okeechobee County
Timezone: Eastern (9:38pm)
Area code: 863 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:27.5, -80.9
ZIP (~21 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 34972

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 34972. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 34972. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 34972, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Okeechobee, FL
Acceptable:
Basinger, Yeehaw, Yeehaw Junction

Stats and Demographics for the 34972 ZIP Code

ZIP code 34972 is located in east Florida and covers an extremely large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 34972 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a slightly less than average number of single adults. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 34972 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,180
Population Density 22 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,947
Median Home Value $104,500
Land Area 909.62 sq mi
Water Area 12.32 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,801
Median Household Income $30,862

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 33Female Median Age: 34


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 58006871,487
5-97357331,468
10-147546571,411
15-191,0157161,731
20-249325821,514
25-299585371,495
30-349235901,513
35-398465421,388
40-448805401,420
45-498606071,467
50-547935631,356
55-596014641,065
60-64441433874
65-69362323685
70-74234258492
75-79183167350
80-84103137240
85 Plus72152224

Gender

 Male 11,492 57%
 Female 8,688 43%
Gender

Race

 White 13,694 67.9%
 Black Or African American 2,780 13.8%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 164 0.8%
 Asian 80 0.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 17 0.1%
 Other Race 3,005 14.9%
 Two Or More Races 440 2.2%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2479220299
25-34410520930
35-446724131,085
45-549733181,291
55-64783211994
65-74595143738
75-8431458372
85 Plus761692

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,897 50%
 Single Guardian 1,361 23%
 Singles 1,124 19%
 Singles With Roommate 419 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 3,314 57%
 Households with Kids 2,487 43%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
1129146275
2202134336
3151144295
4158137295
5147175322
6142144286
7162135297
8157133290
9127146273
10145138283
11151132283
12131131262
13161129290
14166127293
15155140295
16210127337
17253170423
18228148376
19169131300
20176126302

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 34972 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 34972 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 34972 real estate data, the median home value of $104,500 is slightly less than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 34972 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 34972 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 34972 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 17,766 88.0%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 1,935 9.6%
 Juvenile Facilities 196 1.0%
 Nursing Facilities 145 0.7%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 138 0.7%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,494 36%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,408 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,899 27%
 Households Vacant 1,146 16%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 234 20%
 Rented & Unoccupied 14 1%
 For Sale Only 142 12%
 Sold & Unoccupied 34 3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 362 32%
 For Migrant Workers 23 2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 337 29%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 35 2%
 1 Bedroom 298 16%
 2 Bedroom 648 35%
 3+ Bedroom 856 47%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $30,862 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 34972 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 34972 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. A slightly higher than average number of commuters in 34972 can expect to fall in that range. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,867 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,798 17%
 No Earnings 8,443 52%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,867 30%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,798 17%
 No Earnings 8,443 52%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,764 88%
 Public transportation 240 4%
 Taxicab 0 0%
 Motorcycle 0 0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 467 7%
 Worked at Home 65 1%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. A very small percentage of people in the area attended and graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 3,325 43.1%
 High School Graduate 3,754 48.6%
 Associate's degree 160 2.1%
 Bachelor's degree 294 3.8%
 Master's degree 160 2.1%
 Professional school degree 30 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 0 0.0%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,410 79%
 Enrolled in Private School 314 7%
 Not Enrolled in School 573 13%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 34972

ZIP Code 34972 is in the Okeechobee School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 34972.

Tantie Juvenile Residential Facility
5050 NE 168th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Okeechobee School District
Okeechobee Achievement Academy
1000 NW 34th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Okeechobee School District
Cypress Juvenile Residential Facility
1117 NE 39th Blvd
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Okeechobee School District
Okeechobee Intensive Halfway House
800 NE 72nd Circlen
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Okeechobee School District
Okeechobee Youth Development Center
7202 Us Hwy 441 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Wash Special School District
Yearling Middle School
925 NW 23rd Ln
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Okeechobee School District
North Elementary School
3000 NW 10th Ter
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Okeechobee School District
Seminole Elementary School
2690 NW 42nd Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Okeechobee School District
Okeechobee High School
2800 Us Hwy 441 North
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Okeechobee School District
Okeechobee Adventist Christian School
412 NW 6th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Peace Lutheran School
750 NW 23rd Ln
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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