Key West, FL

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Living in Key West

Key West is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 24,565 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Key West is the 108th largest community in Florida.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Key West is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Key West is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Key West who work in food service (14.56%), office and administrative support (10.83%), and management occupations (10.51%).

Key West is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Key West, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.50 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Key West is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.37% of adults in Key West have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Key West in 2018 was $41,773, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,092 for a family of four. However, Key West contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Key West is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Key West home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Key West residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Key West also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.57% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Key West include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Haitian.

In addition, Key West has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (21.16%).

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