Key West, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
82,044
0.243% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.3
0.625% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
6.75% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,111
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$696,900
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,210
1.8% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Key West, FL had a population of 82k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $80,111. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Key West, FL declined from 82,244 to 82,044, a −0.243% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,153 to $80,111, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Key West, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.8%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.18%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.82%).

None of the households in Key West, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.1% of the residents in Key West, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Key West, FL are The College of the Florida Keys (324 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Key West, FL was $696,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Key West, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Key West, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Key West, FL is home to a population of 82k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.7% of Key West, FL residents were born outside of the country (16.2k people).

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Key West, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.74k White (Hispanic) and 8.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of Key West, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Key West, FL was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Key West, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 208
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.74k ± 923
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.2k ± 913
25.7%
Hispanic Population
21.1k people

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Key West, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.74k White (Hispanic) and 8.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.7% of the people in Key West, FL are hispanic (21.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Key West, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.2k people
19.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.7k people

As of 2022, 19.7% of Key West, FL residents (16.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Key West, FL was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,129 ± 319
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,394 ± 284
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    682 ± 181

Key West, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Key West, FL employs 42.2k people. The largest industries in Key West, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (7,122 people), Construction (4,415 people), and Retail Trade (3,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,295), Finance & Insurance ($84,348), and Public Administration ($69,411).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,581
−1.8%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Key West, FL declined at a rate of −1.8%, from 43k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Key West, FL, are Management Occupations (4,828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,618 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Key West, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,581
−1.8%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Key West, FL declined at a rate of −1.8%, from 43k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Key West, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,122 people), Construction (4,415 people), and Retail Trade (3,820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Key West, FL, though some of these residents may live in Key West, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,657
Median earning men ± $3,845
$35,348
Median earning women ± $1,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,868), Public Administration ($81,917), and Manufacturing ($81,775).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,407), Information ($55,104), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,705).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,038
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 883
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 882
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Florida went to Donald J. Trump with 51.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (47.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.635%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Key West, FL awarded 324 degrees. The student population of Key West, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 409 male students and 511 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Key West, FL are White (162 and 50.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 31.2%), Black or African American (25 and 7.79%), and Two or More Races (13 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Key West, FL by number of degrees awarded are The College of the Florida Keys (324 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Key West, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (73 and 22.5%), Registered Nursing (59 and 18.2%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (50 and 15.4%).

The median tuition cost in Key West, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,483 for in-state students and $9,933 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 920 students enrolled in Key West, FL, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 447 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Key West, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Key West, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
324 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of the Florida Keys with 324 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Key West, FL, which is 0.653 times less than the 196 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 162 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,483) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($793) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,433) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Key West, FL was $696,900 in 2022, which is 2.47 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $613,400 to $696,900, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Key West, FL is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Key West, FL have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Key West, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Key West, FL is $80,111. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Key West, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

Property

$696,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,143
$21,391
Median Property Taxes
±$927

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Key West, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Key West, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2022
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.2% of the housing units in Key West, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Key West, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $100,020, followed by Santa Rosa County, FL and Nassau County, FL, with respective values of $84,715 and $84,085.

The following map shows all of the counties in Key West, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,111
Median Household Income
± $3,496
34.4k
Number of Households
± 1,338

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.4k households in Key West, FL grew to $80,111 from the previous year's value of $73,153.

The following chart displays the households in Key West, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Key West, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.52%)

In 2022, 67.6% of workers in Key West, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Key West, FL have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Key West, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Key West, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Key West, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Key West, FL (9.48k out of 81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Key West, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.6% of the population of Key West, FL has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 3.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1372 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1385 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1631 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 546 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,372 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,372 patients per year. This represents a 0.939% decrease from the previous year (1,385 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.1% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 43.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.4%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
3.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Key West, FL declined by 9.58% from 17% to 15.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Key West, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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