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Key West

Monroe County,


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"Come As You Are"

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.

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Zip Codes

33040, 33041, 33045

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Key West is approximately 25,811 (2003), 24649 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,307 (2000), 10929 (2010).

The amount of land area in Key West is 14.183 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Key West is 4.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.716 sq kilometers.
The distance from Key West to Washington DC is 1030 miles. The distance to the Florida state capital is 435 miles. (as the crow flies)
Key West is positioned 24.56 degrees north of the equator and 81.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Key West per capita income is $26,316 (2000).
Key West miscellany.

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Key West location: on the southern tip of Florida about 90 miles north of Cuba and 150 miles southwest of Miami

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The geography for Key West is Key West is an Island city about 4 miels long by about 2 miles wide. It is at the end of U.S. Highway 1.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Key West is mild. Due to its proximity to the Gulf Stream and the effects of the Gulf of Mexico, no extremes of weather are normally found here. Temperatures vary only slightly year-round with just a 15 degrees difference from winter to summer in average temperatures. Snow, ice, sleet and frost are virtually unknown here.
The weather in Key West is Wonderful! Here is a weather page for Key West.
Key West average annual precipitation is 38.9 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 70 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 77 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 85 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 80 degrees F.

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Key West history:

A history page for Key West. Also try this page for some Key West history

Key West was first known as "Cayo Hueso" or Island of Bones. No one really knows why as no bones have been found as of yet. Key West was claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon in 1513. It became part of the British Kingdom in 1763. In 1826, it became a city and an official part of Florida.
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Key West attractions:

The Southernmost City in the Continental USA

There is much to see and do in this most southern city on the US Mainland. The home of Ernest Hemingway is here as well as the restored Audubon House and gardens. Also try deep-sea fishing, year-round swimming, reef cruises, conch tour trains and more!

Things to see and do in Key West

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Economy & Industry

Key West economy: mainly supported by tourism. About 2.3 million visitors came to Key West in 2003.
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