Income/capita 9%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 20%
IndexKey WestFloridaNational
Income per capita$32,428$27,598$29,829
Median household income$58,494$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$85,128$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$48,728$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$32,167$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$25,203$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level12.7%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Key West is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Key West is 6% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Key West is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Key West is 16% lower than the national average

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      Key West employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%2.2%
      Manufacturing sector3.5%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%2.6%
      Wholesale & retail services11.4%11.1%
      Public administration7.8%5.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%2.4%
      Education, health & social services6.8%18.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Big Coppitt Key, FL3,062$65,07818%
      Stock Island, FL4,214$40,81526%
      Key West, FL26,039$58,4946%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wasco, CA26,061$39,55928%
      Carbondale, IL26,066$19,51565%
      Plainview, NY26,087$131,172137%
      Asheboro, NC25,978$34,10038%
      Xenia, OH26,105$38,42631%
      Key West, FL26,039$58,4946%
      Source: The Key West, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).