Key Biscayne, FL
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Living in Key Biscayne


Key Biscayne is a somewhat small coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 13,019 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Key Biscayne is the 176th largest community in Florida.

Key Biscayne home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Key Biscayne real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Key Biscayne is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 96.91% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Key Biscayne is a village of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Key Biscayne who work in management occupations (26.77%), sales jobs (19.06%), and business and financial occupations (9.93%).

Of important note, Key Biscayne is also a village of artists. Key Biscayne has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Key Biscayne’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another notable thing is that Key Biscayne is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.

One of the nice things about Key Biscayne is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In Key Biscayne, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Key Biscayne is a relatively small village. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Key Biscayne. 70.64% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Key Biscayne in 2010 was $79,262, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $317,048 for a family of four.

Key Biscayne is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Key Biscayne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Key Biscayne, accounting for 65.75% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Key Biscayne residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Key Biscayne include German, Irish, English, and Russian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Key Biscayne's cultural character, accounting for 48.66% of the village’s population.

The most common language spoken in Key Biscayne is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.