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Encyclopedia > Monroe County, Florida
Monroe County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Monroe County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded July 3, 1823
Seat Key West
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

9,679 km² (3,737 mi²)
2,582 km² (996.9 sq mi)
7,097 km² (2,740 mi²), 73.32%
Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

81,413
27.8/km² 
Website: www.monroecounty-fl.gov

Monroe County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 79,589. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 74,737. [2] Image File history File links Monroe_County_fl_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Monroe_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... July 3 is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Monroe County includes the islands of the Florida Keys. Its county seat is Key West, Florida. 6 Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

Monroe County was created in 1823. It was named for James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, who served from 1817 to 1825. 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... :For the United States Congressman from New York, see James Monroe (1799 - 1870). ... The presidential seal was first used in 1880 by President Rutherford B. Hayes and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 9,679 km² (3,737 mi²). 2,582 km² (997 mi²) of it is land and 7,097 km² (2,740 mi²) of it (73.32%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Virtually all the Monroe County population (more than 99.9 percent) lives in the island chain known as the Florida Keys. A percentage is a way of expressing a proportion, a ratio or a fraction as a whole number, by using 100 as the denominator. ... Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ...


Two thirds of large area in what local residents call "mainland Monroe" is protected by the Everglades National Park, and the remainder by the Big Cypress National Preserve in the northeastern interior. The area, officially named Cape Sable Census County Division, is virtually uninhabited. As of the Census of 2000, this area had 86.9 percent of the county's land area (2243.58 out of 2582.00 km²), but only 0.075 percent of its population (60 out of 79,589). The Census Bureau defines this area as Census Tract 9701 of Monroe County, Florida. With a population density of only 0.0267/km² (0.0693/sq mi), if it were a separate county or county-equivalent, only the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area of central Alaska would have a lower population density out of all U.S. counties. [1] The only three populated places appearing on detailed maps and in the USGS geographic name database are Flamingo, Pinecrest (not to be confused with much larger Pinecrest of neighboring Miami-Dade County), and Trail City. Flamingo, located on the south coast and at the end of State Road 9336 (Flamingo Lodge Highway), is the location of Flamingo Lodge and Flamingo Ranger Station (with Visitor Center & Marina). 11 km northeast on the highway is the West Lake Trail (station). Pinecrest, located in the northern interior of the county (in the Big Cypress National Preserve) on Loop Road (given that name since it forms a loop with U.S. Highway 41 further north), hosts Loop Road Education Center. Trail City is 6 km west of Pinecrest on Loop Road. Loop Road can be found on most maps as CR 94, although the roadway no longer has a numbered designation and is now managed by the National Park Service. Everglades National Park preserves the southern portion of the Everglades (all south of Tamiami Trail), but represents only 20 % of the original wetland area. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Minor civil division (MCD) is a term used by the United States Census Bureau to designate the primary governmental and/or administrative subdivisions of a county, such as a civil township, precinct, or magisterial district. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... A census tract, census area, or census district is a particular community defined for the purpose of taking a census. ... A county-equivalent in the United States is a term used by the federal government to describe one of the two following state subdivisions: A unit of local government in certain states which is comparable to a county as found in most states. ... Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area is a census area located in the state of Alaska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,855 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... Flamingo is a small settlement on the coast at the eastern end of the only road running through the Everglades National Park. ... External link: Official Municipal Government site Pinecrest is a village located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... Originally the Ingraham Highway, Florida State Road 9336 is a two- to four-lane road connecting Floridas Turnpike and US 1 (SR 5) with Everglades National Park near Florida City, Florida. ... U.S. Highway 41 is a north-south United States Highway that runs from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to Miami, Florida. ...


Between the south coast of Florida's mainland and the Florida Keys is Florida Bay, which is also protected by the Everglades National Park and which contains numerous islets or keys. Florida Bay is the shallow bay located between the southern end of the Florida mainland (the Florida Everglades) and the Florida Keys. ...


Adjacent Counties

Location in the state of Florida Formed 8 May 1923 Seat Naples Area  - Total  - Water 5,970 km² (2,305 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 12. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 79,589 people, 35,086 households, and 20,384 families residing in the county. The population density was 31/km² (80/mi²). There were 51,617 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.65% White, 4.77% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.55% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 15.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 35,086 households out of which 20.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.80% were married couples living together, 7.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.90% were non-families. 28.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.73. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 30.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 113.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $42,283, and the median income for a family was $50,734. Males had a median income of $31,266 versus $25,709 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,102. About 6.80% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Population History of Monroe County, FL

  • 1840-688
  • 1850-2,645
  • 1860-2,913
  • 1870-5,657
  • 1880-10,940
  • 1890-18,786
  • 1900-18,006
  • 1910-21,563
  • 1920-19,550
  • 1930-13,624
  • 1940-14,078
  • 1950-29,957
  • 1960-47,921
  • 1970-52,586
  • 1980-63,188
  • 1990-78,024
  • 2000-79,589
  • 2006-74,737

School Enrollment http://www.imaginemiami.org/clientuploads/CUESschoolenrollment07.pdf

  • 2005-2006-8,328
  • 2006-2007-8,058
  • 2007-2008-7,823
  • 2010-2011-7,231

The drop in enrollment is due to high insurance and taxes and homes are becoming too expensive for families to purchase, although the median price has dropped, the median price of a home in Monroe County remains high at $589,000 according to Zillow.com. The enrollment has been dropping for 10 years from a peak of 10,000 students. But these predictions could be changed as insurance has been lowered and property taxes could possibly be rolled back to the 2001 or the 2003 levels.[citation needed]


Municipalities and unincorporated areas

Image File history File links Map_of_Monroe_County_Florida. ...


Incorporated

  1. City of Key West
  2. City of Marathon
  3. City of Key Colony Beach
  4. City of Layton
  5. Village of Islamorada

Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... Marathon is a city on Marathon Key and Boot Key, islands in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Key Colony Beach is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Layton is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Islamorada, Village of Islands is an incorporated village in Monroe County, Florida, on the islands of Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ...

Unincorporated islands and areas

a. Stock Island
b. Big Coppitt Key
c. Cudjoe Key
d. Big Pine Key
e. Duck Key
f. Tavernier
g. Key Largo
h. North Key Largo
i. Flamingo
j. Bay Point
k. Sugarloaf Shores

Stock Island is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Big Coppitt Key is a census-designated place and town located in island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Cudjoe Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Duck Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Tavernier is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island named Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ... Key Largo is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, located on an island of the same name in the upper Florida Keys. ... North Key Largo is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Flamingo is a small settlement on the coast at the eastern end of the only road running through the Everglades National Park. ... The Saddlebunch Keys are a series of mangrove islands about 7 miles east of Key West, Florida. ... Sugarloaf Key is one of the larger islands in the lower Florida Keys, about 15 miles east of Key West. ...

Parks and recreational areas

l. Marquesas Keys
m. Bahia Honda State Park
n. Everglades National Park
Not pictured

The Marquesas Keys are a small a group of islands about thirty miles west of Key West, Florida External links http://historicpreservation. ... Bahia Honda State Park is one of Floridas State Parks. ... Everglades National Park preserves the southern portion of the Everglades (all south of Tamiami Trail), but represents only 20 % of the original wetland area. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas section of the Florida Keys. ... John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located on Key Largo in Florida, and includes approximately 70 nautical square miles of adjacent Atlantic Ocean waters. ...

External links

Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Tourism links

References

  1. ^ [1] United States Census Bureau


Florida Keys
Biscayne National Park Soldier Key, Ragged Keys, Boca Chita Key, Sands Key, Elliott Key, Adams Key, Old Rhodes Key, City of Islandia
Upper keys Key Largo (island), North Key Largo (CDP), Key Largo (CDP), Tavernier (CDP), Plantation Key (island), Plantation Key (former CDP), Windley Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Indian Key, Lignumvitae Key, Lower Matecumbe Key, Village of Islamorada
Middle keys Craig Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key, City of Layton, Conch Key, Duck Key (CDP), Grassy Key, Crawl Key, Long Point Key, Fat Deer Key, Key Vaca, City of Marathon, City of Key Colony Beach, Boot Key, Knight's Key, Pigeon Key
Lower keys Little Duck Key, Missouri Key, Ohio Key, Sunshine Key, Bahia Honda Key, Spanish Harbor Key, West Summerland Key, No Name Key, Big Pine Key (CDP), Little Torch Key, Middle Torch Key, Big Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Knockemdown Key, Cudjoe Key (CDP), Sugarloaf Key, Park Key, Lower Sugarloaf Key, Saddlebunch Keys, Shark Key, Geiger Key, Big Coppitt Key (CDP), East Rockland Key, Rockland Key, Boca Chica Key, Key Haven, Stock Island (CDP), Key West, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, Wisteria Island
Outlying islands Mule Keys, Ballast Key, Marquesas Keys, Dry Tortugas, Tortugas Bank
Areas Florida Bay, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Key Deer Sanctuary, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park, Key West National Wildlife Refuge, Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Other topics Monroe County, Conch Republic, Overseas Highway, Overseas Railroad, Card Sound Bridge, Seven Mile Bridge, Bahia Honda Bridge, Theater of the Sea, Hurricane Wilma, Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, Key Deer, Ocean Reef Club, Key lime pie, Florida Keys Keynoter, Key West Citizen



Palm trees in Islamorada The Florida Keys is an archipelago of about 1700 islands in the southeast United States. ... Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, due east of Homestead, FL. The park preserves Biscayne Bay, one of the top scuba diving areas in the United States. ... Soldier Key is an island north of the upper Florida Keys. ... Ragged Keys are small islands north of the upper Florida Keys. ... Boca Chita Key is an island north of the upper Florida Keys. ... Sands Key is an island north of the upper Florida Keys. ... Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida Keys (those keys which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key Largo (island). ... Adams Key is an island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park. ... Old Rhodes Key is an island north of the upper Florida Keys in Biscayne National Park. ... Islandia is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida. ... Key Largo is an island in the upper Florida Keys archipelago and, at 33 miles long, the largest of Keys. ... North Key Largo is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Key Largo is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, located on an island of the same name in the upper Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Tavernier is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island named Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Plantation Key is an island in Monroe County, Florida, United States. ... Plantation Key, Florida, also known as Plantation, Florida (not to be confused with the city of Plantation in Broward County or the populated place of Plantation in Sarasota), was a populated place on Plantation Key in the Florida Keys, in Monroe County. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Windley Key is an island in Monroe County, Florida, United States. ... Upper Matecumbe Key is an island in the upper Florida Keys. ... Indian Key State Historic Site is an island within the Florida State Park system located just a few hundred yards to the east of the Florida Keys. ... Lignumvitae Key is an island in the upper Florida Keys. ... An island in the Florida Keys, Lower Matecumbe Key is in the part of the island chain referred to as the Upper Keys. ... Islamorada, Village of Islands is an incorporated village in Monroe County, Florida, on the islands of Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ... Craig Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Fiesta Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Long Key is the home of Long Key State Park, a favorite of campers and nature lovers. ... Layton is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Conch Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Duck Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Grassy Key, Florida is the northernmost island in a chain of islands collectively known as Marathon, Florida. ... Crawl Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Long Point Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Fat Deer Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Key Vaca is located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Marathon is a city on Marathon Key and Boot Key, islands in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Key Colony Beach is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Boot Key is an island located adjacent to Marathon, Florida, USA. The island is largely undeveloped despite having a bridge to Marathon. ... Knights Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Pigeon Key is a small island in the middle Florida Keys. ... Little Duck Key is a small island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Missouri Key is a small island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Ohio Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Ohio Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Beach at Bahia Honda, Florida Keys, looking east Bahia Honda (meaning deep bay, in Spanish), is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Spanish Harbor Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... West Summerland Key is part of the lower Florida Keys. ... No Name Key is located in the Lower Keys. ... Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Little Torch Key is a small island, one of the Florida Keys. ... Middle Torch Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Big Torch Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Ramrod Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys. ... Summerland Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 20 miles east of Key West. ... Knockemdown Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys approximately 20 miles east of Key West. ... Cudjoe Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Sugarloaf Key is one of the larger islands in the lower Florida Keys, from mile markers 20 to 17. ... Park Key is a very small uninhabited island in the lower Florida Keys about 14 miles east of Key West. ... Lower Sugarloaf Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 13 miles east of Key West. ... The Saddlebunch Keys are a series of salt marsh islands about 7 miles east of Key West, Florida. ... Shark Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 7 miles east of Key West. ... Geiger Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 5 miles east of Key West. ... Big Coppitt Key is a census-designated place and town located in island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... East Rockland Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 4 miles east of Key West. ... Rockland Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 4 miles east of Key West. ... Boca Chica Key is an island in the Florida Keys approximately 3 miles east of the island of Key West. ... Originally named Racoon Key, Key Haven is an island in the Florida Keys about a mile east of Key West. ... Stock Island is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... Sigsbee Park, also known as Dredgers Key, is an island about a half mile north of Key West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys. ... Fleming Key is an island off the northwest corner of the island of Key West, Florida in the lower Florida Keys. ... Sunset Key is a 27-acre exclusive resort island off the coast of Key West, Florida. ... Wisteria Island in the lower Florida Keys, about 600 yards northwest of downtown Key West, Florida. ... The Mule Keys is a group of scattered islets between 3 and 12 miles (5-20 km) west of Key West, separated from it by Northwest Channel. ... Ballast Key, Florida (24° 31′ 15″ N 81° 57′ 49″ W), is the southernmost point in the continental United States. ... The Marquesas Keys are a small a group of islands about thirty miles west of Key West, Florida External links http://historicpreservation. ... Dry Tortugas overview map Dry Tortugas detail map Map of Garden Key with Fort Jefferson Fort Jefferson on Garden Key, from northeast The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands, located at the end of the Florida Keys, USA, about 113 km west of Key West, and 60 km... The Tortugas Bank is the westernmost feature of the Florida Keys, but it is a submarine feature, wholly submerged, without any islands or above-water rocks. ... Florida Bay is the shallow bay located between the southern end of the Florida mainland (the Florida Everglades) and the Florida Keys. ... Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas section of the Florida Keys. ... Florida Keys NMS The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a U.S. National Marine Sanctuary in the Florida Keys. ... The National Key Deer Refuge is a 8,542 acre National Wildlife Refuge located on Big Pine Key and No Name Key in the Florida Keys in Monroe County, Florida. ... John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is located on Key Largo in Florida, and includes approximately 70 nautical square miles of adjacent Atlantic Ocean waters. ... Biscayne Bay separates Miami on the mainland from Miami Beach on the barrier islands of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Florida. ... Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, due east of Homestead, FL. The park preserves Biscayne Bay, one of the top scuba diving areas in the United States. ... The Key West National Wildlife Refuge is a 189,497 acre (766. ... The Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located in a region known as the Backcountry, which reaches from north of Marathon to north of Key West. ... The Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge is part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located in north Key Largo, less than 40 miles south of Miami off SR 905 (Card Sound Road). ... The Conch Republic is a micronation declared as a tongue-in-cheek protest secession of Key West from the United States on April 23, 1982. ... The Matecumbe Keys toll booth on June 21, 1938. ... Florida East Coast Railway train traveling on an Overseas Railroad (Key West Extension) railroad bridge. ... A major connection between mainland Florida and the Florida Keys, the current edition of Card Sound Bridge is a high-rise toll causeway connecting southern Miami-Dade County and northern Monroe County. ... The Seven Mile Bridge, in the Florida Keys, runs over a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait, connecting Key Vaca (the location of the city of Marathon, Florida) in the Middle Keys to Little Duck Key in the Lower Keys. ... View of the Bahia Honda Bridge from Bahia Honda State Park. ... Since 1946, Theater of the Sea has been a tourist attraction located in Islamorada, Florida, a town and island in the Florida Keys. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa) (Lowest pressure ever recorded in an Atlantic hurricane) Damage $28. ... Lowest pressure 892 mbar (hPa)[1] Damages $6 million+ (1935 dollars) $82 million+ (2005 dollars) Fatalities 408 - 600 direct Areas affected Bahamas, Florida Keys, Florida Panhandle, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina Part of the 1935 Atlantic hurricane season The Labor Day Hurricane was a very compact, intense hurricane that... ... Key lime pie Key lime pie is a dessert made of key lime juice, eggs, condensed milk and sugar in a pre-baked pie or unbaked graham cracker crust. ... The Florida Keys Keynoter is a twice-weekly tabloid format newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company and is a sister newspaper to the Miami Herald. ... The Key West Citizen is a weekly newspaper published in Key West, Florida. ...

Cities and communities of Monroe County, Florida
County seat Key West Location of Monroe County
Incorporated places Islamorada | Key Colony Beach | Key West | Layton | Marathon
Unincorporated places Stock Island | Key Haven | Big Coppitt Key | Bay Point | | Perky | Cudjoe Key | Big Pine Key | Duck Key | Tavernier | Key Largo | North Key Largo | Flamingo |- Adjacent Counties Collier | Miami-Dade


Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... Image File history File links Monroe_County_Florida. ... An incorporated place, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, is a type of governmental unit incorporated under state law as a city, town (except the New England states, New York, and Wisconsin), borough (except in Alaska and New York), or village and having legally prescribed limits, powers, and... Islamorada, Village of Islands is an incorporated village in Monroe County, Florida, on the islands of Lower Matecumbe Key, Upper Matecumbe Key, Windley Key and Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ... Key Colony Beach is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Nickname: The Conch Republic, Southernmost City In The Continental United States Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Monroe Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Morgan McPherson Area  - City  7. ... Layton is a city located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Marathon is a city on Marathon Key and Boot Key, islands in the Florida Keys, located in Monroe County, Florida. ... In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... Stock Island is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Originally named Racoon Key, Key Haven is an island in the Florida Keys about a mile east of Key West. ... Big Coppitt Key is a census-designated place and town located in island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... The Saddlebunch Keys are a series of mangrove islands about 7 miles east of Key West, Florida. ... Lower Sugarloaf Key is an island in the lower Florida Keys about 13 miles east of Key West. ... Cudjoe Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Duck Key is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. ... Tavernier is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island named Plantation Key in the Florida Keys. ... Key Largo is a census-designated place and town located in Monroe County, Florida, located on an island of the same name in the upper Florida Keys. ... North Key Largo is a census-designated place located in Monroe County, Florida. ... Flamingo is a small settlement on the coast at the eastern end of the only road running through the Everglades National Park. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Location in the state of Florida Formed 8 May 1923 Seat Naples Area  - Total  - Water 5,970 km² (2,305 mi²) 724 km² (280 mi²) 12. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ...


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Monroe County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (935 words)
Monroe County is a county located in the state of Florida.
Monroe County has the islands of the Florida Keys as part of its land area.
In the county the population was spread out with 17.10% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 31.10% from 25 to 44, 30.90% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older.
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