Okeechobee County

Okeechobee County is located in Central Florida bordering Lake Okeechobee and Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Osceola, Highlands, and Glades Counties. 

Okeechobee County was established from portions of Osceola and Brevard counties in 1917. The name is derived from two Hitchiti words, Oki meaning "water", and Chobi meaning "big". 

 

Okeechobee County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
35,910
Population - 2010
39,996
Population - 2015 Est
40,052
Land Area (sq mi)
769
Water Area (sq mi)
123
Total Area (sq mi)
892
Average Rainfall
48
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
63

Okeechobee County School District is located in central Florida. It is a small school district with 9 public schools and 1 alternative school, together serving 6,000 students.

September 3 - 4, 2017

Location: Lake Okeechobee, Florida

This community 2 day event includes local business owners, clubs and talent to say a fond farewell to summer with a parade, fun events, contests, vendors with great food, arts and crafts, and more. 

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The Heartland Library Cooperative serves DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties. Highlands county has three libraries in Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring. The DeSoto County Library is located in Arcadia, the Glades County Library is located in Moore Haven, The Hardee County Library is located in Wauchula, and the Okeechobee County Library is located in Okeechobee.