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Key West is a city in Monroe County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish "cayo hueso," or "bone island"
The latitude of Key West is 24.555N. The longitude is -81.782W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,031.
When Route 1 was extended to the key in 1938, residents paraded through the streets, rejoicing. When the border patrol put up a roadblock in 1982, the citizenry revolted, declaring themselves the Conch Republic
Sections below provide additional information and links about Key West demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monroe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33040 ZIP code.
11% of Key West residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Key West ancestry & family history guide.
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Recommendations: Evenings at Mallory Square, where the people are as scenic as the sunset
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Key West was $26,316, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Key West residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Key West include Key West Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Key West, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $822. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,658.
Libraries in Key West include Monroe County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Key West include Key West Citizen
TV stations in Key West include WDLP, WGEN.
Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Key West political report.
The average commute time for Key West workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Key West between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Key West include 1800 Atlantic Condominiums, Alexander Palms Court, Almond Tree Inn, Ambrosia Key West, Atlantic Shores Resort, Beach Villas, Best Western, Best Western, Budget Key West, Casa Marina Resort ... More hotels.
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