Moore Haven is a city in, and the county seat of, Glades County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,680 at the 2010 census. Moore Haven is located on the southwest shoreline of Lake Okeechobee.
The community was named after James A. Moore, its founder. In its early days, Moore Haven was often called "Little Chicago", reflecting its status as a significant boom town. It was ideally located at the apex of Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee Canal.
Today Moore Haven is a small, sleepy town that has little industry and infrastructure. Moore Haven is home to the Annual Chalo Nitka Festival, which is held the first weekend in March.
Moore Haven is located at 26°50′N 81°6′W (26.834,-81.096).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km²) (6.09%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,635 people, 572 households, and 414 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,508.8 people per square mile (584.5/km²). There were 792 housing units at an average density of 730.9 per square mile (283.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.28% White, 22.32% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 14.56% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 28.01% of the population.
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