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2.65% growth
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2.55% growth
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5.35% growth
Median Property Value
7.9% growth


The economy of Key West, FL employs 14,170 people. The economy of Key West, FL is specialized in Accommodation & Food Service; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.75; 2.48; and 2.18 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Key West, FL are Accommodation & Food Service (4,278), Retail trade (1,355), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,074), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,401), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($55,050), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,548).

Median household income in Key West, FL is $58,494. Males in Key West, FL have an average income that is 1.19 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,170. The income inequality of Key West, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.419 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Key West, FL. In Monroe County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,067. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Key West, FL is from the county of Monroe County, FL.

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Key West, FL is home to a population of 26,039 people, from which 90.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Key West, FL is composed of 16,688 White residents (64.1%), 5,635 Hispanic residents (21.6%), 2,930 Black residents (11.3%), 338 Asian residents (1.3%), and 335 Two+ residents (1.29%). The most common foreign languages in Key West, FL are Spanish (3,570 speakers), Polish (484 speakers), and French Creole (343 speakers), but compared to other places, Key West, FL has a relative high number of Polish (484 speakers), Greek (188 speakers), and Hungarian (37 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Key West, FL awarded 247 degrees. The student population of Key West, FL is skewed towards females, with 114 male students and 133 female students. Most students in Key West, FL are White (171 and 69.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (33 and 13.4%), Unknown (25 and 10.1%), and Black or African American (9 and 3.64%). The largest universities in Key West, FL by number of graduates are Florida Keys Community College (247 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Key West, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (99 and 40.1%), Registered Nursing (40 and 16.2%), and Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science (8 and 3.24%). The median tuition costs in Key West, FL are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Key West, FL is $474,100, which is 2.31 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $439,400 to $474,100, a 7.9% increase. The homeownership rate of Key West, FL is 40.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Key West, FL have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Key West, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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