Key West, FL


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Key West is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 25,755 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.

Key West is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.35%), office and administrative support (13.72%), and sales jobs (10.37%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Key West. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Also of interest is that Key West has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Key West is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Key West citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.85% of adults in Key West have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Key West in 2010 was $34,020, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,080 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 20.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Key West include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Key West has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.22%).

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