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Key West
  • Town in Florida

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade A+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A+

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Key West is a town in Florida with a population of 24,843. Key West is in Monroe County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Key West offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Key West there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Key West and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Key West are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$611,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,816
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Key West Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    276.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    69.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    44.8
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    293.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,406.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    289.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Key West

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$69,630
National
$62,843

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