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Monroe County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2016: 79,077 (91% urban, 9% rural); it was 79,589 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,759
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,742
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,900
Renter-occupied apartments: 14,128 (it was 13,186 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%

Land area: 997 sq. mi.

Water area: 2740.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 79 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Monroe County: 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (14.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Monroe County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (23.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  46.3 years
Florida median age:  42.1 years
Males: 41,660  (52.7%)
Females: 37,417  (47.3%)

Monroe County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Monroe County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,717 ($42,283 in 1999)

This county:

$65,717
Florida:

$50,860

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,470 (lower quartile is $1,019, upper quartile is $1,874)
This county:

$1470
State:

$931


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $464,700 (it was $195,700 in 2000)
Monroe:

$464,700
Florida:

$197,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $308,000 - $710,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $714,068
Here:

$714,068
State:

$297,126

Townhouses or other attached units: $535,072
Here:

$535,072
State:

$218,328

In 2-unit structures: $501,106
Here:

$501,106
State:

$199,072

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $714,165
Here:

$714,165
State:

$188,397

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $630,319
Here:

$630,319
State:

$280,732

Mobile homes: $215,670
Here:

$215,670
State:

$77,364

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $77,557
Here:

$77,557
State:

$82,282
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,413
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $672

Institutionalized population: 613

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 18
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 161
  • Burglaries: 387
  • Thefts: 1476
  • Auto thefts: 97

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 24
  • Robberies: 26
  • Assaults: 210
  • Burglaries: 446
  • Thefts: 1639
  • Auto thefts: 107
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Health of residents in Monroe County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
80.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
58.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
72.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 146 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 259 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2008: 215 buildings, average cost: $245,300
  • 2009: 114 buildings, average cost: $181,700
  • 2010: 125 buildings, average cost: $480,500
  • 2011: 99 buildings, average cost: $613,700
  • 2012: 132 buildings, average cost: $508,500
  • 2013: 143 buildings, average cost: $392,800
  • 2014: 152 buildings, average cost: $380,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,788 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $3,080 (0.7%)

Monroe County household income distribution in 2009 Monroe County home values distribution Monroe County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.7%
Monroe County:

9.7%
Florida:

14.7%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.5% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.7% for American Indian residents, 30.6% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.3 years old
(Males: 45.9 years old, Females: 47.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.5 years old, Black residents: 30.8 years old, American Indian residents: 47.4 years old, Asian residents: 37.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 37.5 years old, Other race residents: 38.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $810 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $997 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1451 a month.

Cities in this county include: Key West, Upper Keys, Middle Keys, Key Largo, Lower Keys, Marathon, Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Stock Island, Big Coppitt Key.

Monroe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
33036Islamorada101010
33037Key Largo130----
33040Key West160----
33042Summerland Key10----
33043Big Pine Key10----
33070Tavernier520----

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,028
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 33.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 14,853 (49.8% naturalized citizens)

Monroe County:

18.8%
Whole state:

20.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 2,932
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,134
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,856
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,030
  • 1970 to 1979: 912
  • Before 1970: 2,921
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 95.4%

Monroe County marital status for males Monroe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,891
  • One, attached: 2,564
  • Two: 3,041
  • 3 or 4: 2,597
  • 5 to 9: 2,508
  • 10 to 19: 2,115
  • 20 to 49: 2,759
  • 50 or more: 1,202
  • Mobile homes: 7,362
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 90

Housing units in Monroe County with a mortgage: 8,942 (102 second mortgage, 1,167 home equity loan, 123 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,507

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Monroe County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic13,3465
Evangelical Protestant5,15639
Mainline Protestant2,84819
Other2,26412
Black Protestant7575
Orthodox201
None48,699-
Monroe County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
Monroe County:

3.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This 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.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 198
This county:

27.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Monroe County:

9.1%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

20.8%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.0%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Monroe County:

Average size of farms: 6 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $140,738
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 73.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $114,995
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,217
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 16.67%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years

Earthquake activity:

Monroe County-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 352.2 miles away from Monroe County center
On 2/22/1992 at 04:21:34, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 294.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 340.1 miles away from the county 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 595.3 miles away from Monroe County center
On 4/13/2003 at 04:52:53, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 316.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Florida Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 03, 2016 to October 19, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3377: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3377, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 27, 2012 to August 29, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4084: October 18, 2012, FEMA Id: 4084, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 05, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3293: September 07, 2008, FEMA Id: 3293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1785: August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Tropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3288: August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: 3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Wilma, Incident Period: October 23, 2005 to November 18, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1609: October 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1609, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Tropical Storm Rita, Incident Period: September 18, 2005 to October 23, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3259: September 20, 2005, FEMA Id: 3259, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3220: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 24, 2005 to September 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1602: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 1602, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Florida Hurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1539: August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: 1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Monroe County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 13, Tropical Storms: 6, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Cuba (35%)
  • Haiti (6%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Nicaragua (5%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Monroe County (%):

  • American (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Haitian (3%)

Monroe County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,213 (67.8%)
  • Carpooled: 3,480 (7.3%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,023 (2.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 434 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 2,461 (5.2%)
  • Bicycle: 3,184 (6.7%)
  • Walked: 1,856 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,846 (6.0%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Monroe County, Florida in 2000:

  • 509 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 263 people in nursing homes
  • 193 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 65 people in military ships
  • 64 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 61 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 58 people in state prisons
  • 53 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Monroe County, Florida in 2010:

  • 528 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 390 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 261 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 174 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 165 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 144 people in military ships
  • 133 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 119 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 62 people in state prisons
  • 36 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in college/university student housing
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,299.

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%

4.45% relocated from other counties in Florida ($19,725 average AGI)
6.07% relocated from other states ($60,175 average AGI)
Monroe County:

6.07%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Lee County, FL  0.20% ($31,317)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.19% ($33,746)
from Orange County, FL  0.18% ($30,561)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.15% ($32,083)


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%

5.24% relocated to other counties in Florida ($19,306 average AGI)
4.82% relocated to other states ($19,105 average AGI)
Monroe County:

4.82%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.27% ($25,477)
to Lee County, FL  0.22% ($30,662)
to Orange County, FL  0.21% ($31,075)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.16% ($38,255)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Monroe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Monroe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Monroe County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 27.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Monroe County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,027 (9,629 aged, 1,398 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,269 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Monroe County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (829)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (733)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (481)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (359)
  • Unspecified dementia (282)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (258)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (247)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (233)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (195)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (178)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.83
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,566
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 275
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 55,997

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 998
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 118

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 26

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 227.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 112.0
  • Suffocation - 49.6
  • Poisoning - 47.7
  • Other - 18.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 79,077
  • In family households: 57,829 (9,118 male householders, 8,539 female householders)
    14,403 spouses, 18,440 children (16,062 natural, 653 adopted, 1,725 stepchildren), 693 grandchildren, 560 brothers or sisters, 1,618 parents, 1,584 other relatives, 2,874 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 19,317 (7,245 male householders (5,532 living alone)), 5,416 female householders (3,836 living alone)), 6,656 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,931

Size of family households: 10,790 2-persons, 2,767 3-persons, 2,341 4-persons, 1,275 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 266 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,368 1-person, 2,706 2-persons, 587 3-persons.

7,226 married couples with children.
3,746 single-parent households (1,239 men, 2,507 women).

76.3% of residents of Monroe speak English at home.
17.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
4.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 42% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $556,691,000 ($7,111 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $119,426,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $205,243,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $108,113,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $377,000
Federal grants: $68,964,000
Federal procurement contracts: $41,525,000 ($20,125,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $132,468,000 ($74,883,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,924,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,562,040,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,851
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,705
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,276
Here:

+30 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,421
Here -71 per 1000 residents
State +59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Monroe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.0
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 480
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,280
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,011
  • 1990 to 1999: 6,065
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,436
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,394
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,694
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,573
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,282
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,914
Note: State values scaled to Monroe population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • 1 room: 300
  • 2 rooms: 241
  • 3 rooms: 2,324
  • 4 rooms: 3,976
  • 5 rooms: 4,054
  • 6 rooms: 3,212
  • 7 rooms: 1,643
  • 8 rooms: 1,028
  • 9+ rooms: 671
  • 1 room: 1,491
  • 2 rooms: 1,921
  • 3 rooms: 3,418
  • 4 rooms: 3,273
  • 5 rooms: 1,628
  • 6 rooms: 555
  • 7 rooms: 301
  • 8 rooms: 254
  • 9+ rooms: 28
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Monroe County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • no bedroom: 300
  • 1 bedroom: 1,268
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,198
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,358
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,997
  • 5+ bedrooms: 328
  • no bedroom: 1,514
  • 1 bedroom: 2,717
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,488
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,954
  • 4 bedrooms: 196
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Monroe County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Monroe County population
  • no vehicle: 583
  • 1 vehicle: 6,728
  • 2 vehicles: 7,710
  • 3 vehicles: 1,825
  • 4 vehicles: 434
  • 5+ vehicles: 169
  • no vehicle: 1,853
  • 1 vehicle: 6,400
  • 2 vehicles: 3,448
  • 3 vehicles: 708
  • 4 vehicles: 29
  • 5+ vehicles: 431

80% of Monroe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 35% lived in Florida.

Monroe County:

80.3%
State average:

84.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24,089
  • Other state: 37,961
  • Northeast: 13,590
  • Midwest: 11,593
  • South: 9,578
  • West: 3,200

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Monroe County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (87.7%)
  • No fuel used (9.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • Electricity (88.0%)
  • No fuel used (10.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 472
Here:

9.2%
Florida:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 156
Here:

5.4%
Florida:

11.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 809
Here:

24.9%
Florida:

20.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Monroe County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $5,369,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,019,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $64,915,000
    General - Other: $23,807,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,047,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,918,000
    Regular Highways: $6,764,000
    Financial Administration: $6,135,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,164,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,909,000
    Welfare - Other: $3,505,000
    Air Transportation: $2,633,000
    Fire Protection: $2,189,000
    Libraries: $2,170,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $2,163,000
    Parks & Recreation: $1,707,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,617,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,394,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,035,000
    Toll Highways: $582,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,034,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $4,282,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $10,173,000
    Air Transportation: $229,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $222,000
    Judicial: $178,000
    Police Protection: $102,000
    Welfare - Other: $76,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $68,983,000

Monroe County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $3,506,000
  • Charges - All Other: $14,869,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,605,000
    Toll Highways: $1,266,000
    Parks & Recreation: $217,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,855,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,796,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,640,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $15,175,000
    General Support: $13,688,000
    Highways: $3,406,000
    Housing & Community Development: $820,000
  • Tax - Property: $53,629,000
    Total General Sales: $12,720,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,406,000
    NEC: $1,573,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $1,516,000
    Public Utilities: $156,000

Monroe County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $12,725,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $29,580,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $450,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $24,015,000
    Industrial Revenue: $12,225,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $500,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,115,000

Monroe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,464,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $171,503,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,226,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,101
  • Number of aged recipients: 249
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 852
  • Number of recipients under 18: 110
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 595
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 396
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 409
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 450
Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Monroe County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Monroe County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John57671.2 years
William55172.3 years
Robert42369.4 years
James39069.9 years
Mary35778.3 years
Charles32171.1 years
George29172.0 years
Joseph27671.9 years
Richard19767.3 years
Edward18972.3 years
Most common last names in Monroe County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17372.8 years
Johnson17074.4 years
Roberts14573.8 years
Williams10571.1 years
Brown9072.7 years
Knowles8076.6 years
Thompson7772.1 years
Albury7775.8 years
Perez7674.0 years
Russell7574.5 years
Businesses in Monroe County, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware3MasterBrand Cabinets22
Advance Auto Parts3McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance1
Banana Republic1Nike4
Best Western2Nissan1
Blockbuster1Office Depot2
Budget Car Rental3OfficeMax1
Burger King5Outback2
CVS7Outback Steakhouse2
Chevrolet1Payless3
Chico's1Penske2
Comfort Inn1Pier 1 Imports1
Curves2Pizza Hut2
DHL1Publix Super Markets3
Dairy Queen2Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry8RadioShack1
Dennys2Sears2
Dunkin Donuts1Sheraton1
Express1Starbucks2
FedEx30T-Mobile4
Foot Locker1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC2Taco Bell1
H&R Block3Toyota1
Holiday Inn2True Value8
Hyatt4U-Haul10
IHOP1UPS35
Jones New York6Vans2
KFC2Waffle House2
Kmart3Walgreens4
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
Marriott4

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