Island Information and Statistics

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Big Pine Key is in Monroe County.

Monroe County population: 74,737 in 2007 (82,413 in 2000)

Monroe County has 1700 islands most of them are uninhabited and protected mangrove islands.

42 bridges connect the Keys to the mainland

The shortest bridge is 37′ long

The longest bridge is 7 miles long

The Overseas Highway is 127 miles long

US1, also called the Overseas Highway, starts in Key West on Whitehead Street across from the Court

House and ends in Fort Kent, Maine at the Canadian border 2390 miles later.

Big Pine Key Zip Code: 33043 Enter any zip code to see US census data. http://zipskinny.com/

Population: 5,032

Location: 24°41’10” North, 81°21’40” West

Average Elevation: 5 feet

Land Area: 9.8 square miles.

Approximate length: 8 miles.

Approximate width: 2 1/2 miles.

Approximate number of households: 2,247.

The amount of land area in Big Pine Key is 9.8 sq. miles.

The amount of surface water is 0.2 sq miles.

Total percentage of area that is water: 1.81%

The distance from Big Pine Key to Washington DC is 1015 miles.

The distance to the Florida state capital is 437 miles. (as the crow flies)

National Key Deer Refuge covers almost 9,000 acres on Big Pine

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30

mm30-00Mile Markers

Chart by Jerry Wilkinson who also wrote most of the history pages on this site. Every place in the Florida Keys is measured using the mile markers on US1. Big Pine Key is located at mile marker 30 http://www.keyshistory.org/MileMarkerChart.html

More Big Pine Key information from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Keys

Aerial Photography of the Florida Keys: http://www.skypic.com/keywest.htm

Key Name Search. Follow the link to discover the origins of the names of the Florida Keys http://keys.fiu.edu/gazetteer/key_search.htm

Local Tides. Tides differ greatly from one side of the highway to the other. http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/floridakeyssites.html

Sea level rise on the Florida Keys through the year 2100 http://frrp.org/SLR%20documents/FINAL%20-%20Aug%2021%20-WITH%20COVER.pdf

General Characteristics

Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043
General Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Total population 5,032 100.0 100%
Male 2,640 52.5 49.1%
Female 2,392 47.5 50.9%
Median age (years)
44.3 (X) 35.3
Under 5 years 177 3.5 6.8%
18 years and over 4,186 83.2 74.3%
65 years and over 749 14.9 12.4%

Race Characteristics

White 4,772 94.8 75.1%
Black or African American 55 1.1 12.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native 25 0.5 0.9%
Asian 29 0.6 3.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1 0.0 0.1%
Some other race 60 1.2 5.5%
Two or more races 90 1.8 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 338 6.7 12.5%

Average household size 2.21 (X) 2.59

Average family size 2.63 (X) 3.14

Total housing units 3,153 100.0 100.0%
Occupied housing units 2,247 71.3 91.0%
Owner-occupied housing units 1,723 76.7 66.2%
Renter-occupied housing units 524 23.3 33.8%
Vacant housing units 906 28.7 9.0%

Social Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Population 25 years and over 4,066 100.0
High school graduate or higher 3,532 86.9 80.4%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 1,011 24.9 24.4%
Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over) 1,037 24.7 12.7%
Disability status (population 21 to 64 years) 793 24.1 19.2%
Foreign born 480 9.5 11.1%
Now married (population 15 years and over) 2,716 61.9 54.4%
Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) 896 18.3 17.9%

Economic Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 2,692 62.3 63.9%
Mean travel time to work in minutes
(population 16 years and over) 28.5 (X) 25.5
Median household income (dollars) 44,514 (X) 41,994
Median family income (dollars) 47,639 (X) 50,046
Per capita income (dollars) 23,169 (X) 21,857
Families below poverty level 82 5.6 9.2%
Individuals below poverty level 472 9.5 12.4%

Housing Characteristics Number Percent U.S.
Single-family owner-occupied homes 1,328 100.0
Median value (dollars) 181,700 (X) 119,600
Median of selected monthly owner costs (X) (X)
With a mortgage
1,173 (X) 1,088
Not mortgaged 390 (X) 295

Big Pine Key compared to Florida state average:
Median house value above state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage above state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
Number of rooms per house below state average.
House age below state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Population density below state average for cities.

 

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The Big Pine Weather Averages
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 69.1 69.7 72.7 76.0 79.8 82.7 83.8 83.7 82.8 79.5 75.4 70.9
High temperature (°F) 75.7 76.4 79.1 82.3 85.7 88.2 89.5 89.6 88.4 85.1 81.1 77.1
Low temperature (°F) 62.4 63.0 66.2 69.7 73.8 77.1 78.1 77.8 77.1 73.8 69.6 64.7
Precipitation (in) 2.2 1.6 1.9 2.1 3.9 5.6 3.6 5.9 6.1 4.5 2.7 2.0

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days with precip. 6 5 5 5 8 12 12 15 16 11 7 7
Wind speed (mph) 11.8 12.0 12.1 12.2 10.5 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.6 10.8 12.0 11.8
Morning humidity (%) 82 81 80 77 77 78 77 78 81 82 83 83
Afternoon humidity (%) 69 67 66 64 65 68 67 67 70 69 69 70
Sunshine (%) 74 77 82 84 82 76 77 76 72 71 71 70
Days clear of clouds 11 12 13 13 10 5 3 3 3 9 10 11
Partly cloudy days 11 10 11 11 13 14 16 17 15 13 11 11
Cloudy days 9 7 6 6 8 11 11 11 12 9 8 9
Snowfall (in) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Hospitals/medical centers near Big Pine Key:
FISHERMENS HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; MARATHON, FL)
LOWER KEYS MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; KEY WEST, FL)
MARINERS HOSPITAL (about 62 miles; TAVERNIER, FL)

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Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Big Pine Key:
THE FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON (about 22 miles; MARATHON, FL; ID: MTH) No airlines currently there.
KEY WEST INTL (about 29 miles; KEY WEST, FL; ID: EYW)
NAPLES MUNI (about 105 miles; NAPLES, FL; ID: APF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Big Pine Key:
HOMESTEAD GENERAL AVIATION (about 79 miles; HOMESTEAD, FL; ID: X51)
EVERGLADES AIRPARK (about 79 miles; EVERGLADES, FL; ID: X01)

MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX VIP (about 84 miles; HOMESTEAD, FL; ID: VI2)

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Strongest FM radio stations in Big Pine Key:
WFFG (1300 AM; 3 kW; MARATHON, FL; Owner: THE GREAT MARATHON RADIO COMPANY)
NPR (91.5 FM; MIAMI, PUBLIC RADIO
WGGP-LP (106.7 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH BIG PINE KEY)
WWUS (104.1 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
WAIL (99.5 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
WEOW (92.7 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
WMFM (107.9 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: SOUTH BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
WPIK (102.5 FM; SUMMERLAND KEY, FL; Owner: JOHN MCNEIL PRODUCTIONS, LLC)
WCNK (98.7 FM; KEY WEST, FL; Owner: CRAIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
WKYZ (101.3 FM; KEY COLONY BEACH, FL; Owner: KEYS MEDIA COMPANY, INC.)
WWWK (97.7 FM; MARATHON, FL; Owner: LSM RADIO PARTNERS LLC)
WGMX (94.3 FM; MARATHON, FL; Owner: THE GREAT MARATHON RADIO COMPANY)
W206AS (89.1 FM; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA)

Television is only available form cable of satellite service

 

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Marathon City is situated on Vaca Key 25 miles east of Big Pine Key over the 7 Mile Bridge
Population: 10, 002
Location: One hour southwest from Key Largo and one hour east of Key West, in Monroe County
Nickname: Heart of the Florida Keys
Founded: 1999

 

 

 

 

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Marvin Key’s 360º view at low tide. Marvin Key has one of the most beautiful sandy bottoms of any area in the National Key Deer Refuge. Video