Lower Keys, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 10,859.
Males: 5,690  (52.4%)
Females: 5,169  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Zip code: 33042

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,088 (it was $47,481 in 2000)
Lower Keys:

$57,088
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $30,681 (it was $25,720 in 2000)

Lower Keys CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $363,299 (it was $199,600 in 2000)
Lower Keys:

$363,299
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $501,068; Detached houses: $584,059; Townhouses or other attached units: $433,771; In 2-unit structures: $324,223; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,689; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $350,803; Mobile homes: $164,766
  • Races in Lower Keys, FL (2000)

    Lower Keys races chart
    • 10,57590.0%White alone
    • 7586.4%Hispanic
    • 1401.2%Two or more races
    • 1251.1%Black alone
    • 710.6%Asian alone
    • 600.5%American Indian alone
    • 220.2%Other race alone
    • 50.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Lower Keys detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lower Keys: 115.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 54.3 square miles.

Population density: 200 people per square mile   (very low).

Lower Keys, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Lower Keys:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lower Keys CCD:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Lower Keys CCD:  1.0% ($1,929)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Lower Keys satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kendale Lakes-Lindgren Acres, FL (94.6 miles , pop. 314,677).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (927.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Big Pine Key, FL (2.0 miles ), Cudjoe Key, FL (2.0 miles ), Big Coppitt Key, FL (4.0 miles ), Stock Island, FL (4.6 miles ), Marathon, FL (4.9 miles ), Key West, FL (4.9 miles ), Key Colony Beach, FL (5.0 miles ), Middle Keys, FL (5.1 miles ).

Latitude: 24.67 N, Longitude: 81.42 W

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3%)

Work and jobs in Lower Keys: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lower Keys, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Lower Keys-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 343.4 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 285.3 miles away from Lower Keys center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 330.3 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 587.4 miles away from Lower Keys center
On 4/13/2003 at 04:52:53, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 307.7 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).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lower Keys:

  • Florida International University (about 100 miles; Miami, FL; Full-time enrollment: 41,234)
  • Florida Career College-Miami (about 101 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 10,133)
  • University of Miami (about 103 miles; Coral Gables, FL; FT enrollment: 13,674)
  • Florida National University-Main Campus (about 108 miles; Hialeah, FL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Miami Dade College (about 109 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 53,787)
  • AI Miami International University of Art and Design (about 110 miles; Miami, FL; FT enrollment: 3,578)
  • St Thomas University (about 114 miles; Miami Gardens, FL; FT enrollment: 2,096)

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Notable locations in Lower Keys: Sawyer Camp (A), Wesumkee Camp (B), Sugarloaf Key Volunteer Fire Department (C), Sugarloaf Key Volunteer Fire Department Station 10 (D), Monroe County Fire / Rescue Station 11 (E), Big Pine Key Volunteer Fire Department (F), Keys Emergency Medical Services (G), Monroe County Sheriff's Office Cudjoe Key Freeman Substation (H), Monroe County Public Library System Big Pine Key Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Big Pine Key Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lower Keys include: Saint Peters Church (A), Big Pine Church (B), Big Pine Chapel (C), Big Pine Baptist Church (D), Saint Peter Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Methodist Church-Big Pine United (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Memorial Gardens of the Keys (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lower Keys include: Bahia Honda State Park (1), National Key Deer National Wildlife Refuge (2), Coupon Bight Aquatic Preserve (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Long Beach (A), Sugarloaf Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Average household size:
This place:  2.1 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  61.1%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.0%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.7%
Whole state:

12.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.0%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in Lower Keys in 2010:

  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 28 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
58 people in state prisons in 2000
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Florida average:

12.6

Lower Keys travel time to work - commute Lower Keys mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lower Keys CCD (based on Monroe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,3465
Evangelical Protestant5,15639
Mainline Protestant2,84819
Other2,26412
Black Protestant7575
Orthodox201
None48,699-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

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 Lower Keys:

  • 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)
  • WFFG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MARATHON, FL; Owner: THE GREAT MARATHON RADIO COMPANY)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lower Keys:

  • WWUS (104.1 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAIL (99.5 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WMFM (107.9 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: SOUTH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCNK (98.7 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGGP-LP (106.7 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BIG PINE KEY)
  • WKYZ (101.3 FM; KEY COLONY BEACH, FL; Owner: KEYS MEDIA COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWWK (97.7 FM; MARATHON, FL; Owner: LSM RADIO PARTNERS LLC)
  • WGMX (94.3 FM; MARATHON, FL; Owner: THE GREAT MARATHON RADIO COMPANY)
  • W206AS (89.1 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA)

TV broadcast stations around Lower Keys:

  • W55AM (Channel 55; BIG PINE, FL; Owner: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - MONROE COUNTY)
  • W57AM (Channel 57; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CAYO HUESO NETWORKS, LLC)
  • WDLP-TV (Channel 22; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVIB (Channel 8; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: HISPANIC KEYS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W63AL (Channel 63; MARATHON, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • W65AP (Channel 65; MARATHON, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • W27CR (Channel 27; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: GOOD SAMARITAN COMMUNICATIONS OF PIOCHE, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • No fuel used (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Lower Keys compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Lower Keys on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
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