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Overview

Introduction to Pahokee, Florida

Pahokee, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 38 miles SW of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center) and 78 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is in the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton area.

Pahokee History

The community of Pahokee, which was founded in the early 1900s, was named for the Seminole word "Pahokee" meaning "grassy waters." In March 1922, Pahokee was incorporated as a city by the Municipal Government. It is located in Palm Beach County, which was founded on April 30, 1909. Pahokee is known as Palm Beach County's "Other" Coast.

Pahokee and Nearby Attractions

  • Lawrence E. Will Museum.
  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Zora Neale Hurston House.
  • American Orchid Society Botanical Garden.
  • Lake Okeechobee.
  • John D. MacArthur Beach State Park.

Things To Do In Pahokee

Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of hsitorical importance. The American Orchid Society Botanical Garden has an orchid greenhouse featuring thousands of blooms. Palm Beach Zoo has over 1,500 animals including Malayan tigers. Big Cypress National Preserve, Savannas Preserve State Park, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Saint Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park are a few of the popular parks in the area.

Pahokee Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Palm Beach International Airport.

Pahokee Higher Education

Palm Beach Community College, Palm Beach Atlantic College-West Palm Beach and Indian River Community College are some of the nearby colleges.

People

Total Population 6,003
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,879
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 35.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,471
% Above Poverty Level 66.2%
% Below Poverty Level 33.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $540
Median House Value $79,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63%
US/American 0%
English 1.6%
Irish 2.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pahokee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles SW of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 78 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Palm Beach
Metro Area West Palm Beach - Boca Raton
Standard Zip Codes 33476
Phone Area Codes 561
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.819
Longitude -80.665

Pahokee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CANAL POINT USDA
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 53 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 67 to 86 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station MOORE HAVEN LOCK 1
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 67 to 84 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station OKEECHOBEE
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 75 F
Apr Temp 61 to 83 F
Jul Temp 73 to 91 F
Oct Temp 67 to 85 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Belle Glade 17,950 $35,657
Clewiston 7,240 $60,179
South Bay 4,976 $30,714

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Pahokee High Schools

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PAHOKEE MIDDLE-SENIOR HIGH
900 LARRIMORE ROAD
561-924-6400
A Title I School.
Serves 847 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

SAGO PALM ACADEMY
500 BAY BOTTOM ROAD
561-924-6586
Serves 252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

WEST AREA SCHOOL OF CHOICE
541 RARDIN AVENUE
561-924-6470
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 158 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

EVERGLADES PREPARATORY ACADEMY
P. O. BOX 557
561-924-3002
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 131 students.

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