Zip Code 34972 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameOkeechobee
Zip Code StateFlorida
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Okeechobee
Secondary County: Saint Lucie
Area Code863
Current Population:20180
Racial Majority:White 50.73%
Public School Racial Majority:White 48%
Unemployment Rate:3.1%
Median Household Income$35148
Average Adjusted Gross Income$44520
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time23.2 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range26 - 79 ft.
Area753 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)27.45530800, -80.90258700

Zip Code 34972 Description

Zip Code 34972 is located in the state of Florida in the West Palm Beach metro area. Zip code 34972 is primarily located in Okeechobee County. Portions of 34972 are also located in Saint Lucie County. The official US Postal Service name for 34972 is OKEECHOBEE, Florida. Portions of zip code 34972 are contained within or border the city limits of Okeechobee, FL, Cypress Quarters, FL, . Zip code 34972 is within area code 863, area code 407 and area code 321. 34972 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Florida.

The current unemployment level in 34972 is 3.1% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.9% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 3.1% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 34972 increased to 20180 from 17820 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 34972 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 34972 public schools is White. 72.8% of students in 34972 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 10263 50.73% 10541 -3%
 Black Or African American 3216 15.9% 2717 +18%
 Hispanic 6459 31.93% 6521 -1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 50 0.25% 112 -55%
 Asian 57 0.28% 71 -20%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 13 -100%
 Other Race 16 0% 16 -100%
 Two Or More Races 189 0.91% 189 -2%

Zip Code 34972 Race/Ethnicity

 White 48%
 Black Or African American 5.9%
 Hispanic 42.2%
 Asian 0.5%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1.1%
 Two or More Races 2.2%

Zip Code 34972 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2018017820
Male Population56.90%
Female Population43.10%
Total Households5801
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.8%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$35148
Income Under $50K Per Year67.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year25.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year7.20%
34972 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Florida District 17Greg SteubeRepublican
Florida District 9Darren SotoDemocrat
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34972 Florida State House of Representatives Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
42Mike La RosaRepublican
55Cary PigmanRepublican
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34972 Florida State Senate Districts
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
15Victor TorresDemocrat
25Gayle HarrellRepublican
26Ben AlbrittonRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$126426
Average Real Estate Sale Price$65463
Current Unemployment Level 3.1%
Previous Month Unemployment Level3.4%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago4.3%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 9b: 25F to 30F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 9b: 25F to 30F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 75d - Eastern Florida Flatwoods
Average First Frost DatesJanuary 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesJanuary 21 - 31

Zip Code 34972 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)51525760657172727266605363
Avg Max Temp (°F)74757983879091919086807584
Avg Precip (In.)2.192.243.052.363.986.86.496.636.243.782.231.7847.78
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Okeechobee, FL
CBSA Type34972
CBSA Population40564
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours
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