Key West, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Key West, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Key West had a population of 26,080 as of July 1, 2018. 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 24.5557 and longitude -81.7826 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 26,080
Population in Households 24,288
Population in Familes 14,552
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,792
Population Density2 4,657
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $61,433
Average Household Income $85,811
Per Capita Income $38,024


Total Housing Units 14,979 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,410 (29.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,824 (45.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,744 (25.0%)
Median Home Value $563,525
Average Home Value $688,820


Total Households 11,235
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 5,217
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.69% 0.02%
Households 0.34% -0.02%
Families 0.18% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

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, 2018 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 # 145 84th
Population Density # 131 86th
Diversity Index # 308 67th
Median Household Income # 231 75th
Per Capita Income # 207 78th

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