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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    D+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    A+
  8. Cost of Living
    C-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    A+
Monroe County is located in Florida with a population of 76,325. Monroe County is one of the best places to live in Florida. In Monroe County, most residents own their homes. In Monroe County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Monroe County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monroe County are highly rated.
Population
76,325

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,616
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Monroe County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    265.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    53.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    385.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,247
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    283.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Monroe County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$67,023
National
$55,322

Monroe County Reviews

1 review
The majority of keys residents are people from elsewhere trying to escape their past. A LOT of crime. Insanely high rents ($1500 for a one bedroom is common), no affordable housing (literally, none), no support organizations that actually help, constant flooding with every rain (yes, we drive through saltwater), terrible schools and nothing for kids to do except skate park every 50 miles. Illegal drug use is everywhere. Frauds are everywhere. Groceries are very expensive. $1.25 for a single, small orange, and we’re in FL! Did I mention the hurricanes?
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