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Key West, Florida - Basic Facts

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The City of Key West had a population of 26,245 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 26,245
Daytime Population: Workers 19,802
Daytime Population: Residents 10,763
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 30,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 25,126
Population in Familes 15,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,119
Population Density2 4,687
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $59,723
Average Household Income $82,051
Per Capita Income $36,983


Total Housing Units 15,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,376 (28.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,240 (46.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,824 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $524,551
Average Home Value $610,457


Total Households 11,616
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 5,405
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.94%
Households 0.84% 0.94%
Families 0.69% 0.85%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

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, 2017 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 # 142 85th
Population Density # 128 86th
Diversity Index # 307 67th
Median Household Income # 228 75th
Per Capita Income # 203 78th

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