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Monroe County Profile

County Seat: Key West
Nearest MSA: Naples MSA; Miami PMSA
Largest Cities: 1 Key West
2 Marathon
3 Islamorada
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 435
Orlando ................................... 272
Tampa ................................... 238
Jacksonville ................................... 396
Miami ................................... 129
Atlanta ................................... 654
Chicago ................................... 1240
Dallas ................................... 1074
New York ................................... 1201
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 305, 941
Monroe
1980: 63,188
1990: 78,024
2008: 72,243
2015(p): 73,500
2030(p): 70,200
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,328,340
20,055,900
23,979,000
Average Temperature High Low
January: 75 62
July: 90 78
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ..... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ..... 109
(2008)
In-Migration 5,264
Out-Migration 5,741
Net-Migration -477
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2008)
Labor Force 47,433
Labor Force % of County Population 65.7
Number in County Unemployed 1,883
Unemployment Rate 4.0%

Monthly labor force data are available from
the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Monroe Florida
(2008)
Average Annual Employment 36,758 7,945,162
Natural Resources & Mining 0.5% 1.2%
Construction 7.6% 6.5%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 20.2% 20.5%
Manufacturing 0.7% 4.7%
Information 1.2% 2.0%
Other Services 3.8% 3.2%
Public administration 8.1% 5.9%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.1%
Leisure & Hospitality 31.2% 11.9%
Education & Health Services 11.9% 19.4%
Professional & Business Services 8.2% 14.4%
Financial Activities 6.6% 6.6%

Average Annual Wage
(2008)
All Industries $36,626
Construction $35,794
Education & Health Services $41,730
Financial Activities $45,138
Information $49,407
Leisure & Hospitality $27,208
Manufacturing $36,720
Natural Resources & Mining $32,126
Other Services $31,369
Professional & Business Services $51,754
Public administration $52,416
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $33,565
Unclassified $33,868
Monroe Florida
2005 $49,722 $34,709
2006 $56,260 $37,099
2007 $61,216 $38,417
Major Private Sector Employers

Kmart
Business Line: Retail
Number of Employees..... 750

HMA (Fishermen's and Lower Keys Memorial)
Business Line: Hospitals
Number of Employees..... 600

Baptist (Mariner's Hospital)
Business Line: Hospital
Number of Employees..... 500

HTA
Business Line: Tourist Attraction & Retail Company
Number of Employees..... 300

Hawks Cay Resort
Business Line: Resort
Number of Employees..... 295

Publix
Business Line: Retail Grocer
Number of Employees..... 280

FKAA
Business Line: County Water Comany
Number of Employees..... 258

Florida Keys Community College
Business Line: Education
Number of Employees..... 225

Winn Dixie
Business Line: Retail Grocer
Number of Employees..... 195

Singh Resorts
Business Line: Resort
Number of Employees..... 185

Federal Interstates
Federal Highways US-1
State Highways
Railroads
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Key West International Airport
# Runways 1
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 0
General Aviation Airports Marathon Airport

Local Deep Water Port Port of Key West
Miles to Closest Port 5
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 6.5000
Schools 7.6740
Special 3.6240
Total 17.7980

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 1.50
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Florida Keys Electric Cooperative System
  • Keys Energy Services

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • n/a

  • Telephone Companies:
  • BellSouth/AT&T

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority


  • Existing Industrial Zoned Land No
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Industrial Parks No
    Number of Acres 0
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 6 237 3,865
    Secondary: 5 250 4,496
    Totals: 11 487 8,361

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • Barry University
  • St. Leo University

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Florida Keys Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • none

  • Other Schools:
  • none

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 142.82
    Food 100.00
    Housing 194.00
    Medical Care 102.00
    Personal Goods and Services 103.00
    Transportation 102.00
    Medical Services:
  • Lower Keys Medical Center
  • Mariners Hospital

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Custom House
  • Ernest Hemingway House
  • John Audubon House
  • Key West Light House
  • Little White House
  • Pennecamp Coral Marine Reserve
  • Pidgeon Key

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Fantasy Fest

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