Key West, FL

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Population

25,316

2.78% decline

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$62,052

6.08% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

13,842

2.31% decline

Median Property Value

$535,600

13% growth

About

In 2017, Key West, FL had a population of 25.3k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $62,052. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Key West, FL declined from 26,039 to 25,316, a -2.78% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,494 to $62,052, a 6.08% increase.

The population of Key West, FL is 61.4% White Alone, 23.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 12% Black or African American Alone. 23.9% of the people in Key West, FL speak a non-English language, and 89.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Key West, FL are Florida Keys Community College (251 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Key West, FL is $535,600, and the homeownership rate is 39%. Most people in Key West, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12 minutes. The average car ownership in Key West, FL is 1 car per household.

Economy

The economy of Key West, FL employs 13.8k people. The largest industries in Key West, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (3,726 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,112 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,125), Public Administration ($54,731), and Finance & Insurance ($54,648).

Median household income in Key West, FL is $62,052. Males in Key West, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Key West, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,052

2017 value

± $4,460

6.08%

1 Year Growth

± 9.25%

Households in Key West, FL have a median annual income of $62,052, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,494 in 2016, which represents a 6.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Key West, FL made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Key West, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Key West, FL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Key West, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9725

  2. Census Tract 9722

  3. Census Tract 9720

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Key West, FL was Census Tract 9725 with a value of $78,618, followed by Census Tract 9722 and Census Tract 9720, with respective values of $68,125 and $62,271.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Key West, FL (3.13k out of 24.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,186 ± 441

  2. Hispanic

    786 ± 269

  3. Black

    758 ± 279

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.8k

2017 Value

± 936

-2.31%

1 Year decline

± 9.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Key West, FL declined at a rate of -2.31%, from 14.2k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Key West, FL, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,190 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,915 people), and Management Occupations (1,490 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Key West, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Key West, FL, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,190 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,915 people), and Management Occupations (1,490 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Key West, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.71 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.49 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Key West, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,823), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($78,594), and Legal Occupations ($74,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.8k

2017 Value

± 936

-2.31%

1 Year decline

± 9.84%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Key West, FL declined at a rate of -2.31%, from 14.2k employees to 13.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Key West, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,726 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,112 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Key West, FL, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (3,726 people), Retail Trade (1,437 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Key West, FL has an unusually high number of Accommodation & Food Services (3.54 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.06 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.97 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Key West, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,125), Public Administration ($54,731), and Finance & Insurance ($54,648).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

79.9% of the population of Key West, FL has health coverage, with 33% on employee plans, 9.12% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 19.1% on non-group plans, and 6.85% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Key West, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Key West, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1376 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

20.1%

Uninsured

33%

Employer Coverage

9.12%

Medicaid

11.8%

Medicare

19.1%

Non-Group

6.85%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Key West, FL declined by 11% from 22.6% to 20.1%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Key West, FL is home to a population of 25.3k people, from which 89.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.3% of Key West, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Key West, FL is composed of 15.5k White Alone residents (61.4%), 5.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (23.5%), 3.05k Black or African American Alone residents (12%), 406 Two or More Races residents (1.6%), 369 Asian Alone residents (1.46%), 19 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0751%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Key West, FL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,570 speakers), Polish (484 speakers), and French Creole (343 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Key West, FL was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Key West, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Key West, FL residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

19.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 20.3% of Key West, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Key West, FL was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Key West, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Key West, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

89.8%

2017 Citizenship

90.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.8% of Key West, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Key West, FL was 90.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.5k ± 698

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.94k ± 739

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.05k ± 465

In 2017, there were 2.61 times more White Alone residents (15.5k people) in Key West, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.94k Hispanic or Latino and 3.05k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Key West, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,570 speakers (15%)

  2. Polish

    484 speakers (2.03%)

  3. French Creole

    343 speakers (1.44%)

23.9% of Key West, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Key West, FL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 15% of the overall population of Key West, FL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.03% speak Polish and 1.44% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    680 ± 207

  2. Vietnam

    494 ± 161

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    307 ± 109

Key West, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Key West, FL awarded 251 degrees. The student population of Key West, FL is skewed towards women, with 434 male students and 579 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Key West, FL are White (164 and 65.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (48 and 19.1%), Black or African American (24 and 9.56%), and Asian (6 and 2.39%).

The largest universities in Key West, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida Keys Community College (251 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Key West, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (100 and 39.8%), Registered Nursing (29 and 11.6%), and Professional & Instructor Diver (28 and 11.2%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 100 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Key West, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 100 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

251 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Key West, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida Keys Community College with 251 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

122

Degrees Awarded to Men

129

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Key West, FL, which is 0.946 times less than the 129 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    164 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    48 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Key West, FL were to White students. These 164 degrees mean that there were 3.42 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 48 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Key West, FL was $535,600 in 2017, which is 2.46 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $474,100 to $535,600, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Key West, FL is 39%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Key West, FL have an average commute time of 12 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Key West, FL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$62,052

Median Household Income

± $4,460

9.71k

Number of Households

± 694

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.71k households in Key West, FL grew to $62,052 from the previous year's value of $58,494.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$535,600

2017 Median

± $45,435

$474,100

2016 Median

± $34,531

In 2017, the median property value in Key West, FL grew to to $535,600 from the previous year's value of $474,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Key West, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Key West, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Key West, FL 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.

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Rent vs Own

39%

2017 Homeownership

40.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 39% of the housing units in Key West, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 40.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Key West, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

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 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

12 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Key West, FL have a shorter commute time (12 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.497% of the workforce in Key West, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    60.4%

  2. Bicycle

    13.3%

  3. Walked

    7.19%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Key West, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Bicycle and those who Walked.

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