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Key Largo is in Monroe County, in the Key West-Marathon metro area.

The community name derives from Spanish for large island

The latitude of Key Largo is 25.086N. The longitude is -80.447W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 11,886.


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Median household income
Local
$42,577
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Key Largo demographic reports
Key Largo is the longest of the chain of islands that extend in a sweeping curve from the mainland to Key West
Region was once a pirate stronghold
Site of Guinness World Record for "Longest Deep Dive," achieved in 1992 by Richard Presley, who spent 69 days 19 minutes in an underwater module in a local lagoon
Ranked No. 11 on 50 Best Places to Live list by Men's Journal magazine, 2002
Setting for 1948 movie, "Key Largo," starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall
Local festivals include:
  • Island Sun Splash - Jan 10-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Key Largo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: diving, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary
Quotes:
The keys are different than anything I've ever seen. And hotter.
-- Major Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), in "Key Largo"

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Key Largo residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Key Largo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Key Largo was $25,441, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Key Largo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Key Largo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,310.


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Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Key Largo political report.

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The average commute time for Key Largo workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Key Largo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Key Largo include Bayside Resort, Best Western, Dove Creek Lodge, Holiday Inn Key Largo Resort and Marina, Key Largo Inn, Key Largo Resort at Manatee Bay, Kona Kai Resort & Gallery, Marina Del Mar Resort Oceanside, Mariner's Club Key Largo, Marriott Key Largo Bay Beach Resort ... More hotels.

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“ The keys are different than anything I've ever seen. And hotter. ”
~ Major Frank McCloud (Humphrey Bogart), in "Key Largo"

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