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Pahokee is located at 26°49'29" North, 80°39'35" West (26.824717, -80.659660).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 5,985 people, 1,710 households, and 1,328 families residing in the city. The population density is 428.7/km² (1,109.4/mi²). There are 1,936 housing units at an average density of 138.7/km² (358.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 25.21% White, 56.06% African American, 0.10% African American, 0.50% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 15.20% from other races, and 2.92% from two or more races. 29.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,710 households out of which 44.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% are married couples living together, 22.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.3% are non-families. 18.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.35 and the average family size is 3.79.
In the city the population is spread out with 38.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $26,731, and the median income for a family is $26,265. Males have a median income of $28,859 versus $20,066 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,346. 32.0% of the population and 29.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 39.9% of those under the age of 18 and 32.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. Located right next to lake Okeechobee.
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