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Monroe Profile

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
2010: 73,090
2020(p): 73,500
2040(p): 70,200
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,801,310
21,326,800
26,081,800
Average Temperature High Low
January: 75 62
July: 90 78
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation ..... 53
Average Annual Rain Days ..... 109
(2010)
In-Migration 5,387
Out-Migration 5,175
Net-Migration 212
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data

(2010)
Labor Force 45,949
Labor Force % of County Population 62.9
Number in County Unemployed 3,400
Unemployment Rate 7.4%

Monthly labor force data are available from
the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.
N/D = No Data Monroe Florida
(2010)
Average Annual Employment 34,737 7,109,630
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Construction 7.6% 5.0%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 20.2% 21.2%
Manufacturing 0.7% 4.3%
Information 1.2% 1.9%
Other Services 3.8% 3.3%
Public administration 8.1% 6.6%
Unclassified 0.1% 0.0%
Leisure & Hospitality 31.2% 13.2%
Education & Health Services 11.9% 22.0%
Professional & Business Services 8.2% 14.8%
Financial Activities 6.6% 6.6%

Average Annual Wage
(2010)
All Industries $37,630
Construction $35,471
Education & Health Services $43,155
Financial Activities $41,861
Information $50,021
Leisure & Hospitality $28,797
Manufacturing $46,503
Natural Resources & Mining N/D
Other Services $32,393
Professional & Business Services $53,726
Public administration $53,565
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $30,630
Unclassified $30,600
Monroe Florida
2007 $61,126 $39,449
2008 $62,456 $40,133
2009 $60,173 $38,965
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 3.3470
Schools 3.5650
Special 0.4836
Total 7.3956

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
Totals: 21 690 8,356
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, (2010)
Florida State Average = 100
Sample
2008 100.85
2009 102.15
2010 103.16
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