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59%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
32%
Household income NAT. AVG.
72%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexKey WestFloridaNational
Income per capita$47,423$27,598$29,829
Median household income$73,029$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$107,817$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$57,029$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$42,191$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$30,612$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level10.8%16.1%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Key West is 59% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Key West is 32% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Key West is 72% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Key West is 29% lower than the national average

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      $48,681 $73,029 $146,058
      City
      $32,596 $48,900 $97,800
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Key West median earnings by income bracket

      Key West employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.3%13.3%
      Manufacturing sector2.4%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%2.7%
      Wholesale & retail services9.7%9.7%
      Public administration9.0%9.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%8.0%
      Education, health & social services6.1%6.1%
      Other48.2%48.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Big Coppitt Key, FL2,644$102,00084.4%
      Stock Island, FL4,692$54,2571.9%
      Key West, FL24,495$73,02932.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Collinsville, IL24,489$56,2501.7%
      Watauga, TX24,487$75,64836.7%
      Ottumwa, IA24,505$42,41823.3%
      Brookings, SD24,479$53,8452.7%
      Homer Glen, IL24,521$108,78396.6%
      Key West, FL24,495$73,02932.0%
      Source: The Key West, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).