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Key West City Facts

 

 

Population:                  25,478

 

Elevation:                    8 feet above sea level

 

Land Area:                   5.9 square miles

 

Location:                     Located at the southernmost point of Florida in the Florida Keys.  Key West is approximately 160 miles southwest of Miami on U.S. Highway 1

 

Time Zone:                  Eastern Time Zone (when it’s noon in Key West, it’s 11am in Chicago and 9am in Los Angeles).  Key West observes Daylight Savings Time from April – October.

 

Weather:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

70.3

70.8

73.8

77.0

80.7

83.4

84.5

84.4

83.4

80.2

76.3

72.0

High temperature (°F)

75.3

75.9

78.8

81.9

85.4

88.1

89.4

89.5

88.2

84.7

80.6

76.7

Low temperature (°F)

65.2

65.7

68.8

72.1

75.9

78.7

79.6

79.2

78.5

75.7

71.9

67.3

Precipitation (in)

2.2

1.5

1.9

2.1

3.5

4.6

3.3

5.4

5.5

4.3

2.6

2.1

 

Climate:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precipitation

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

 

 

Local Seasons:

 

As one of the country’s best known leisure destinations, Key West has something taking place and a host of visitors every day of the year.  Winter tends to be the busiest time as visitors from the northern cities escape the cold and snow for the warm, tropical breezes and sunshine of Key West, not to mention the nightlife.  Winter temperatures reach the mid 70’s F during the day and only drop to the mid 60’s F at night, making this season ideal for any outdoor activity.  Another very busy time of year is during Fantasy Fest.  This world-renowned event takes place the last week in October and has become one of the most frequented events in the country.  Spring and fall are quite pleasant and less crowded.  Summer can be hot and humid and is less crowded, although all of the sites, attractions, and blue waters are open and available. 

 

How to Get There:

 

By Air

 

Key West International Airport

3491 S Roosevelt Blvd.

Key West, FL 33040

305-296-7223

The airport is served by local and regional airlines.

 

Miami International Airport

Located approximately 160 miles from Key West

Miami, FL 33159

305 876-7000

The airport is served by many of the worldwide airlines as well as a variety of local and regional carriers. Rental cars are available to complete the journey to the Keys on US 1.

 

By Car:

 

Key West is easily accessible via U.S. Highway 1 from the north.  As the southernmost city in Florida, there is one road in and one road out, and U.S. 1 is that road.

 

By Train

 

Bus service is provided by Amtrak into Miami where the nearest Amtrak station is located.

800-USA-RAIL

 

By Bus

 

Greyhound

3535 S Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West Airport
Key West, FL 33040

305- 296-9072

 

Ground Transportation:

 

Most of the major car rental companies as well as taxi and limousine service is available at both airports as well as throughout the town.

 

How to Get Around:

 

Many of the most frequented sites and attractions are located on or near Duval Street in downtown Key West.  The streets are narrow in this area and the best way to get around is by walking or with a bicycle.  Bicycle rentals are readily available.  A car is also handy for any side trips the visitor might wish to take.

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31