Monroe County, FL

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2022 Population
82,044
0.243% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.3
0.625% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
6.75% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$80,111
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$696,900
13.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,210
1.8% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Monroe County, FL had a population of 82k people with a median age of 48.3 and a median household income of $80,111. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Monroe County, FL declined from 82,244 to 82,044, a −0.243% decrease and its median household income grew from $73,153 to $80,111, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (63.8%), White (Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (10%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.18%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.82%).

None of the households in Monroe County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.1% of the residents in Monroe County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monroe County, FL are The College of the Florida Keys (324 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Monroe County, FL was $696,900, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Monroe County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, FL was N/A per household.

Monroe County, FL borders Collier County, FL and Miami-Dade County, FL.

Population & Diversity

Monroe County, FL is home to a population of 82k people, from which 92.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.7% of Monroe County, FL residents were born outside of the country (16.2k people).

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Monroe County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.74k White (Hispanic) and 8.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.1%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.1% of Monroe County, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, FL was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 208
  2. White (Hispanic)
    9.74k ± 923
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    8.2k ± 913
25.7%
Hispanic Population
21.1k people

In 2022, there were 5.37 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Monroe County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.74k White (Hispanic) and 8.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.7% of the people in Monroe County, FL are hispanic (21.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Monroe County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Monroe County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Monroe County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.7%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
16.2k people
19.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.7k people

As of 2022, 19.7% of Monroe County, FL residents (16.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, FL was 19.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Economy

The economy of Monroe County, FL employs 42.2k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, FL are Accommodation & Food Services (7,122 people), Construction (4,415 people), and Retail Trade (3,820 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,295), Finance & Insurance ($84,348), and Public Administration ($69,411).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is N/A, which is N/A than the national average.

Occupations

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,581
−1.8%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, FL declined at a rate of −1.8%, from 43k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, FL, are Management Occupations (4,828 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,618 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,302 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.2k
2022 Value
± 1,581
−1.8%
1 Year decline
± 5.34%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Monroe County, FL declined at a rate of −1.8%, from 43k employees to 42.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, FL, are Accommodation & Food Services (7,122 people), Construction (4,415 people), and Retail Trade (3,820 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,657
Median earning men ± $3,845
$35,348
Median earning women ± $1,856

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,868), Public Administration ($81,917), and Manufacturing ($81,775).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,407), Information ($55,104), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,705).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,038
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 883
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 882
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 53.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.725%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Monroe County, FL awarded 324 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 409 male students and 511 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, FL are White (162 and 50.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (100 and 31.2%), Black or African American (25 and 7.79%), and Two or More Races (13 and 4.05%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, FL by number of degrees awarded are The College of the Florida Keys (324 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monroe County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (73 and 22.5%), Registered Nursing (59 and 18.2%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (50 and 15.4%).

The median tuition cost in Monroe County, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,483 for in-state students and $9,933 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 920 students enrolled in Monroe County, FL, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 447 records, of which 52.6% were women and 47.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monroe County, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Monroe County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
324 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The College of the Florida Keys with 324 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monroe County, FL, which is 0.653 times less than the 196 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 162 degrees mean that there were 1.62 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 100 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,483) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($793) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,433) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, NaNM% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while NaNM% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were N/A.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, FL was $696,900 in 2022, which is 2.47 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $613,400 to $696,900, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, FL is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Monroe County, FL have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of N/A per household.

Median household income in Monroe County, FL is $80,111. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Monroe County, FL was Census Tract 9725 with a value of $127,589, followed by Census Tract 9716 and Census Tract 9715.02, with respective values of $111,727 and $110,433.

In 2022, 24.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.63%.

Property

$696,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$21,143
$21,391
Median Property Taxes
±$927

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monroe County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2022
70.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.2% of the housing units in Monroe County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9725
  2. Census Tract 9716
  3. Census Tract 9715.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, FL was Census Tract 9725 with a value of $127,589, followed by Census Tract 9716 and Census Tract 9715.02, with respective values of $111,727 and $110,433.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Monroe County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$80,111
Median Household Income
± $3,496
34.4k
Number of Households
± 1,338

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.4k households in Monroe County, FL grew to $80,111 from the previous year's value of $73,153.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, FL is from Monroe County, FL.
N/A Wage GINI in N/A
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  2. N/A

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.3%)
  3. Carpooled (7.52%)

In 2022, 67.6% of workers in Monroe County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.3%) and those who carpooled to work (7.52%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, FL have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Monroe County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

N/A
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 24.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.63%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, FL (9.48k out of 81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of N/A%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monroe County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.3% of the children was living in poverty in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 431 in Monroe County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 77 per 100,000 population.

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Health

84.6% of the population of Monroe County, FL has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 20.3% on non-group plans, and 3.58% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, FL see 1427 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.49% increase from the previous year (1340 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1508 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 389 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,427 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, FL

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, FL see an average of 1,427 patients per year. This represents a 6.49% increase from the previous year (1,340 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Monroe County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.1% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 43.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.4%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
20.3%
Non-Group
3.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, FL declined by 9.58% from 17% to 15.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.9 in Monroe County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.2% in Monroe County, FL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 21.6% in Monroe County, FL.

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