Key West demographics profile

StatisticKey WestFloridaNational
Population density (sq mi)4,65029491
Median age40.641.637.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1835%38%43%
Speak English76%72%79%
Speak Spanish16%21%13%
Key West, FL has a population of 26,039 and is the 1,656th largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,650 per sq mi which is 1484% higher than the Florida average and 5032% higher than the national average. The median age in Key West is 41 which is approximately 2% lower than the Florida average of 42. In Key West, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 76% speak English and 16% speak Spanish. 32% of Key West residents were born in Florida, 47% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 19% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Key West is 1484% higher than Florida.
  • The median age in Key West is 2% lower than Florida.
  • In Key West 84.38% of the population is White.
  • In Key West 11.59% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Key West 1.30% of the population is Asian.

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Key West population breakdown by race

RaceKey WestFloridaNational
Black or African American11.59%16.14%12.63%
American Indian0.40%0.27%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race1.53%2.48%3.06%
Other race0.80%2.54%4.75%
In Key West, 21.6% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Key West, FL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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