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Key West
Monroe County, Florida

ZipCodes
33040, 33041, 33045

Motto
"Come As You Are"



Page Contents for Key West, Florida

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Florida state capital is Tallahassee.
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 average annual precipitation is 38.9 inches peryear.
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.

Location

on the southern tip of Florida about 90 miles north of Cuba and 150 miles southwest of Miami
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Geography


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


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.
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Weather


Wonderful! Here is a weather page for Key West.
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History & History Related Items

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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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


mainly supported by tourism. About 2.3 million visitors came to Key West in 2003.
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Key West City Government

Key West City
Phone: 305-809-3700


Monroe County Land Authority
3706 N Roosevelt Blvd # I
Key West, FL 33040-4566
Phone: 305-292-4414


Monroe County Recycling Dept
5100 College Rd # 511
Key West, FL 33040-4319
Phone: 305-289-6014

Key West Chamber

Key West Chamber of Commerce
402 Wall Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-294-2587
Fax: 305-294-7806
Email Chamber of Commerce
402 Wall Street
Key West, Florida
Toll-Free: 1-800-LAST-KEY

Key West Organizations

Key West Chamber of Commerce
402 Wall Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 305-294-2587
Fax: 305-294-7806
Email Chamber of Commerce
402 Wall Street
Key West, Florida
Toll-Free: 1-800-LAST-KEY Key West

Miscellany

The population of Key West was:
1980 - 24,292
1990 - 24,832
2000 - 25,478
2003 - 25,811

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