Key West, Florida

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Population in 2013: 25,550 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 13,782  (53.9%)
Females: 11,768  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33040.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,876 (it was $43,021 in 2000)
Key West:

$52,876
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $33,642 (it was $26,316 in 2000)

Key West city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $391,517 (it was $252,700 in 2000)
Key West:

$391,517
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $784,251; Detached houses: $837,038; Townhouses or other attached units: $663,229; In 2-unit structures: over $1,000,000; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $967,672; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $913,508; Mobile homes: $97,196; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $167,010

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,466.

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  • White alone - 16,844 (68.3%)
  • Hispanic - 4,481 (18.2%)
  • Black alone - 2,447 (9.9%)
  • Asian alone - 497 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 281 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 84 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 20 (0.08%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 3 (0.01%)

Races in Key West detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Key West: 110.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (11.9%), German (10.9%), Irish (10.1%), United States (7.1%), Italian (6.5%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 8 feet

Land area: 5.95 square miles.

Population density: 4,297 people per square mile   (average).

Key West,FL real estate house value index trend

Key West, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Key West:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Key West city:

  • Never married: 40.0%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

4,752 residents are foreign born (5.2% Europe, 4.3% Latin America).

This city:  18.9%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 73 registered sex offenders living in Key West, Florida as of May 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Key West to the number of sex offenders is 343 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,084 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,316 (0.5%)

Key West satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kendale Lakes-Lindgren Acres, FL (116.0 miles , pop. 314,677).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (910.2 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Stock Island, FL (1.7 miles ), Big Coppitt Key, FL (2.9 miles ), Cudjoe Key, FL (4.5 miles ), Lower Keys, FL (4.9 miles ), Big Pine Key, FL (5.3 miles ), Marathon, FL (6.9 miles ), Key Colony Beach, FL (7.0 miles ), Middle Keys, FL (7.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 157 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1998: 203 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 1999: 114 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $147,400
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $217,300
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $420,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 24.56 N, Longitude: 81.78 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,602 (+22.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,176 (85.7%)

Key West household income distribution Key West home values distribution

Crime rates in Key West by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0202111101121
per 100,000 0.07.70.07.83.93.94.14.40.04.54.58.04.0
Rapes 2013267202730262920211221
per 100,000 76.449.797.627.278.2106.6123.3113.2131.390.794.748.083.2
Robberies 77676169654871507568635451
per 100,000 294.1256.3229.0268.1254.0189.5291.7217.7339.6308.4284.2216.1202.0
Assaults 157129947411277105106106106101122135
per 100,000 599.7493.5352.8287.5437.7304.0431.4461.5480.0480.7455.6488.3534.7
Burglaries 433431384384345250366282396408363281290
per 100,000 1653.91648.91441.31492.11348.3987.11503.81227.81793.21850.41637.61124.71148.6
Thefts 1,5241,5321,3771,3361,3361,0441,0211,1391,2661,2881,2241,0111,161
per 100,000 5821.05861.25168.35191.25221.44122.14194.94959.15732.75841.55521.74046.44598.2
Auto thefts 2612712571592591602401881861341227295
per 100,000 996.91036.8964.6617.81012.2631.7986.1818.5842.2607.7550.4288.2376.3
Arson 0000000001223
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.04.59.08.011.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 426.0405.2367.7327.8377.6302.5386.3370.5442.8416.5391.3293.5327.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Key West detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 120 (94 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.72
Florida average:

2.45

Key West tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +307 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Key West: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Key West, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Key West-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Florida state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from Key West center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 310.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 569.5 miles away from Key West center
On 4/13/2003 at 04:52:53, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Tropical Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Key West topographic map

Birthplace of: David Robinson (basketball) - Basketball player, Katherine Harris, Manuel J. Fernandez - Soilder, Shel Silverstein - Poet, Stepin Fetchit - Actor, Bronson Arroyo - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Boston Red Sox, born: Feb 24, 1977), Cintio Vitier - Cuban writer, Eric Shanower - Writer, Leonard F. Chapman, Jr. - 24th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Rich Garcia - Marine.

Hospitals and medical centers in Key West:

  • LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 5900 COLLEGE ROAD)
  • ANDERSON KIDNEY DIALYSIS INC (1122 N ROOSEVELT BLVD KEY PLAZA)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA KEYS (1319 WILLIAM STREET)
  • KEY WEST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (5860 W JUNIOR COLLEGE RD)

Airports and heliports located in Key West:

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Amtrak station:

KEY WEST (KEY WEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

College/University in Key West:

  • Florida Keys Community College (Full-time enrollment: 833; Location: 5901 College Rd; Public; Website: www.fkcc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Key West:

  • Hodges University (about 119 miles; Naples, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,132)
  • Florida International University (about 121 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 41,234)
  • Florida Career College-Miami (about 122 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 10,133)
  • University of Miami (about 124 miles; Coral Gables, FL; FT enrollment: 13,674)
  • Florida National University-Main Campus (about 129 miles; Hialeah, FL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Miami Dade College (about 131 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 53,787)
  • AI Miami International University of Art and Design (about 132 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 3,578)

Private elementary/middle schools in Key West:

  • MARY IMMACULATE STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL (Students: 142; Location: 700 TRUMAN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN (Students: 103; Location: 2713 FLAGLER AVE; Grades: PK - 3)
  • MONTESSORI CHILDREN'S SCHOOL OF KEY WEST (Students: 58; Location: 1221 VARELA ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Key West, School District: MONROE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Key West: DeWitt E Roberts Softball Diamond (A), George Mira Football Field (B), Truval Village Market Place (C), Sunset Plaza (D), Richard A Heyman Wastewater Treatment Plant (E), Key West Country Club (F), Mallory Dock (G), Key Plaza (H), Monroe County Public Library (I), Florida Keys Community College Library (J), Key West Fire Department Central Station (K), Key West Fire Department Station 2 (L), Key West Fire Department Station 3 (M), American Medical Response Key West Rescue (N), Key West International Airport Fire Department (O), Key West Police Department (P), Monroe County Sheriff's Office Property Section (Q), Monroe County Sheriff's Office Civil Division (R), Monroe County Sheriff's Office Headquarters (S), Ernest Hemingway House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Key West include: Church of Christ (A), Church of God (B), Saint Bedes Catholic Church (C), Fifth Street Baptist Church (D), Saint James Missionary Baptist Church (E), Big Coppitt First Baptist Church (F), Key West Baptist Temple (G), Greater Keys Baptist Church (H), Lower Keys Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Southern Keys Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Key West include: Wickers Sports Complex (1), Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Smathers Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: East Martello Museum (3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard), Audubon House Gallery (Museums; 205 Whitehead Street), Amsterdam - Curry Mansion & Inn (Museums; 511 Caroline Street), Harry S Truman Little White House Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 111 Front Street), Forrester Nancy Reverend (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Free School Lane), Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society & Museum (Historical Places & Services; 200 Greene Street), Heritage House Museum & Robert Frost (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 410 Caroline Street), Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 938 Whitehead Street), Island City Flying Service Inc (Historical Places & Services; 3471 South Roosevelt Boulevard).

Hotels: Coconut Bay (97770 Overseas Highway), Body Tuneup (1435 Simonton Street), Banana Bay Resort & Marina (2319 North Roosevelt Boulevard), Best Western Hibiscus Motel (1313 Simonton Street), Atlantic Shores (510 South Street), CAYO Hueso Resorts (513 United Street), Almond Tree Inn (512 Truman Avenue), AA Accommodation Center Inc (1722 North Roosevelt Boulevard), Carlson JODY (415 William Street).

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Key West and their reported violations in the past:

FKAA J. ROBERT DEAN W.T.P. (Population served: 86,000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-30-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Key West that have no violations reported:

  • FKAA - FLORIDA KEYS R.O. PLANTS (Population served: 30,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.7%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.4% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.4% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 3.8% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Key West in 2010:

  • 344 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 253 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 144 people in military ships
  • 133 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 125 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 122 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Key West in 2000:

  • 423 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 157 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in military ships
  • 48 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 33 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Key West, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Key West compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Key West (2011 data):

  • FIRST STATE BANK OF THE FLORIDA KEYS: Boulevard Branch, Whitehead Branch, First State Bank Of The Florida Keys, Winn Dixie Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $859.9 mil, Deposits: $576.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, 12 total offices, Holding Company: First State Bank Of The Florida Keys Holding Company
  • Centennial Bank: Key West Branch, Key West Olde Town Branch, Key West Branch. Info updated 2012/02/29: Bank assets: $3,588.2 mil, Deposits: $2,891.9 mil, headquarters in Conway, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iberiabank: Key West Branch at 1075 Duval Street, branch established on 1989/05/01; Kennedy Drive Branch at 1000 Kennedy Drive, branch established on 1995/06/12. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Key West Flagler Branch at 3200 Flagler Avenue, branch established on 1984/01/04; Duval Branch at 510 Southard Street, branch established on 1952/05/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Capital Bank, National Association: North Roosevelt Branch at 3618 North Roosevelt Boulevard, branch established on 1994/09/15; Key West Branch at 330 Whitehead Street, branch established on 1989/10/02. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gulfside Branch at 3131 Northside Drive, branch established on 1980/09/02. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Key West Main Branch at 1010 Kennedy Drive, branch established on 1971/05/26. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Key West, Florida:

  • Fairfield Inn By Marriott Key West, 2400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040 , Phone: (305) 296-5700, Fax: (305) 292-9840
  • South Beach Ocean Front Motel, 508 South St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Southern Cross Hotel, 326 Duval St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Hilton Haven Motel, N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
  • El Rancho Motel, 830 Truman Ave, Key West, FL 33040
  • Spindrift Motel, 1212 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Southernmost Motel, 1300 Simonton St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Ship Ahoy Harborside Motel, 903 Eisenhower Dr, Key West, FL 33040
  • 48 other hotels and motels
All 56 fire-safe hotels and motels in Key West, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Key West travel time to work - commute Key West mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (80%)
  • No fuel used (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Key West:

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Religion statistics for Key West city (based on Monroe County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.43%
Here: 29.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents55.6%13.6%7.1%4.4%3.9%
Congregations6.9%15.3%9.7%8.3%6.9%
NameJewishLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Vineyard USAOther
Adherents2.8%1.8%1.6%1.5%7.8%
Congregations2.8%4.2%5.6%4.2%36.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Monroe County:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
Monroe County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Monroe County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 198
Here:

27.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

20.8%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 24$104,330$52,1651$1,339
Other Government Administration 56$354,329$75,9281$4,178
Judicial and Legal 5$40,115$96,2760$0
Police Protection - Officers 92$632,343$82,4808$9,418
Police - Other 27$100,713$44,7610$0
Firefighters 70$382,156$65,5120$0
Fire - Other 2$6,009$36,0540$0
Streets and Highways 37$86,328$27,9980$0
Water Transport and Terminals 26$82,779$38,2061$1,548
Solid Waste Management 8$33,119$49,6790$0
Parks and Recreation 25$70,356$33,7716$6,097
Transit 19$64,540$40,76210$19,791
Other and Unallocable 46$152,704$39,8362$1,315
Totals for Government 437$2,109,821$57,93629$43,686

Key West government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,250,000 ($88.06)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $315,000 ($12.33)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,206,000 ($399.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,443,000 ($369.59)
    Sewerage: $6,912,000 ($270.53)
    Central Staff Services: $5,940,000 ($232.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,901,000 ($230.96)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $4,997,000 ($195.58)
    General Public Buildings: $4,973,000 ($194.64)
    Transit Utilities: $3,651,000 ($142.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,574,000 ($100.74)
    Financial Administration: $1,796,000 ($70.29)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,788,000 ($69.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,105,000 ($43.25)
    Regular Highways: $948,000 ($37.10)
    Housing and Community Development: $858,000 ($33.58)
    General - Other: $791,000 ($30.96)
    Public Welfare - Other: $438,000 ($17.14)
    Natural Resources - Other: $212,000 ($8.30)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,506,000 ($98.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,282,000 ($128.45)
    Natural Resources - Other: $500,000 ($19.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($11.12)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $115,000 ($4.50)
    Transit Utilities: $88,000 ($3.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $52,000 ($2.04)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $32,623,000 ($1276.83)

Key West government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,015,000 ($470.25)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $8,568,000 ($335.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,293,000 ($324.58)
    All Other: $6,909,000 ($270.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,134,000 ($122.66)
    Special Assessments: $1,692,000 ($66.22)
    Rents: $1,358,000 ($53.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,245,000 ($48.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $402,000 ($15.73)
    Donations From Private Sources: $379,000 ($14.83)
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $737,000 ($28.85)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,560,000 ($491.59)
    All Other: $2,774,000 ($108.57)
    Highways: $1,331,000 ($52.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $756,000 ($29.59)
    Transit Utilities: $385,000 ($15.07)
  • Tax - Property: $12,476,000 ($488.30)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,842,000 ($228.65)
    Other License: $2,667,000 ($104.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,655,000 ($64.77)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,331,000 ($52.09)

Key West government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,376,000 ($1854.25)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,703,000 ($1788.77)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $21,010,000 ($822.31)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $18,210,000 ($712.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,200,000 ($125.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,673,000 ($65.48)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000 ($15.66)

Key West government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,691,000 ($183.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,647,000 ($2060.55)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,010,000 ($822.31)

10.75% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($80,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.75%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($745 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.23%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Miami-Dade County, FL  1.37% ($52,358 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.55% ($42,366)
from Palm Beach County, FL  0.30% ($33,938)


10.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.22% of residents moved to foreign countries ($971 average AGI)
Monroe County:

0.22%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miami-Dade County, FL  1.59% ($30,784 average AGI)
to Broward County, FL  0.63% ($43,495)
to Palm Beach County, FL  0.29% ($48,522)

Strongest AM radio stations in Key West:

  • WKIZ (1500 AM; 0 kW; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: POLARCOMM CORP.)
  • WKWF (1600 AM; 1 kW; KEY WEST, FL)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJNA (640 AM; 38 kW; ROYAL PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SOUTH FLORIDA RADIO, INC.)
  • WRHC (1550 AM; 45 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: WRHC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFTL (850 AM; 50 kW; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL ENTERPRISES II, L.L.C.)
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Key West:

  • WIIS (107.1 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: KEYED UP COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY)
  • WJIR (90.9 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: KEY WEST EDUCATIONAL BROADCAST FOUNDATION INC.)
  • WCNK (98.7 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W202BO (88.3 FM; KEY WEST, ETC., FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WKEY-FM (93.5 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220DF (91.9 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W213BF (90.5 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WAIL (99.5 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMFM (107.9 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: SOUTH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WEOW (92.7 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPIK (102.5 FM; SUMMERLAND KEY, FL; Owner: JOHN MCNEIL PRODUCTIONS, LLC)
  • WWUS (104.1 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Key West:

  • W27CR (Channel 27; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: GOOD SAMARITAN COMMUNICATIONS OF PIOCHE, INC.)
  • W31AB (Channel 31; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: LPTV, INC.)
  • WVIB (Channel 8; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: HISPANIC KEYS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W39AC (Channel 39; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • W44AC (Channel 44; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: KEY COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS)
  • WKIZ-LP (Channel 49; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CAYO HUESO NETWORKS, LLC)
  • WCAY-LP (Channel 34; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: BEACH TV PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WDLP-TV (Channel 22; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Key West fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 64 meters (210ft)
Total average daily traffic: 101,553
Total average daily truck traffic: 9,691

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 7
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Key West, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Key West)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Key West, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 119 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Key West)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Key West)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 91 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 143
  • Hazardous Condition: 559
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Key West

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Key West, FL
Most common first names in Key West, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William22371.3 years
John21168.4 years
Mary16077.3 years
Robert15266.4 years
Charles14370.2 years
James14067.2 years
George12869.2 years
Joseph12769.6 years
Frank8172.2 years
Richard7264.1 years
Most common last names in Key West, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roberts11374.7 years
Johnson9074.4 years
Smith7571.1 years
Perez6473.1 years
Knowles6377.8 years
Curry6079.4 years
Russell5974.2 years
Garcia5678.1 years
Williams5569.3 years
Fernandez5378.5 years
Businesses in Key West, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott3
Banana Republic1MasterBrand Cabinets6
Best Western2McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike3
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Burger King2OfficeMax1
CVS2Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chico's1Payless1
Circle K3Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Publix Super Markets1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Decora Cabinetry4Sears2
Dennys2Sheraton1
Express1Starbucks1
FedEx7T-Mobile1
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Hyatt4UPS10
Jones New York2Vans1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1

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