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Key West, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Key West had a population of 26,010 as of July 1, 2016. Key West ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Key West is located at latitude 24.565 and longitude -81.7755 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Key West (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.6 sq. miles and a water area of 1.64 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The City of Key West (GNIS ID: 2404826) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Key West is located within Key West CCD of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Key West population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Key West: Allentown, Bone Island, Cayo de Huesos, Cayo Hueso, Cayo Huesso, Keywest.

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Key West, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,010
Population in Households 24,891
Population in Familes 15,094
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,119
Population Density1 4,645
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 11,405
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 5,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 15,269 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,278 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,127 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,864 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $446,730
Average Home Value $546,236


Median Household Income $56,362
Average Household Income $78,123
Per Capita Income $34,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.86% 1.11%
Households 0.68% 1.02%
Families 0.47% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Key West, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Key West to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 85th
Population Density1 # 126 86th
Diversity Index2 # 297 68th
Median Household Income # 240 74th
Per Capita Income # 206 78th

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