Introduction to Key Biscayne, Florida

Key Biscayne, Florida, in Miami Dade county, is 5 miles S of Miami, Florida. The village is in the Miami area.

Key Biscayne History

The area presently known as Key Biscayne was officially discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1513. He named it Santa Marta and claimed it for his Spanish King. In 1825, the U.S. Government bought a small part of the property from an American woman in the area, and built the Cape Florida Lighthouse on it. The woman and her husband then went on to develop the town of Key Biscayne. They began by offering 264 lots for $500 each.

Key Biscayne and Nearby Attractions

  • The Cape Florida Lighthouse.
  • Crandon Park Beach.
  • Key Biscayne Community Center.
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Recreation Area.
  • Coco Walk.
  • Bayside Marketplace.

Things To Do In Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne has some of the best beaches in the world. It has many places of interest which offer neverending opportunities for fun and excitement. The Key Biscayne Community Center offers a number of facilities, including indoor basketball, a gym and a heated pool. One can also go on tours to Cape Florida Lighthouse. Overall, Key Biscayne offers excellent opportunities for picnicking, biking, water sports and wind surfing.

Key Biscayne Transportation

People of the village go to Miami International Airport for air travel.

Key Biscayne Higher Education

Miami-Dade Community College is close to the village.


Total Population 12,888
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 20.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,866
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 62.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 72%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $135,607
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 12.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 22.2%
Median Gross Rent $2,349
Median House Value $914,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 60.8%
US/American 0.2%
English 2.6%
Irish 3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Key Biscayne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 5 miles S of Miami, Florida
County Miami-Dade
Standard Zip Codes 33149
Phone Area Codes 305
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 25.693
Longitude -80.163

Key Biscayne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 63 to 73 F
Apr Temp 70 to 79 F
Jul Temp 78 to 87 F
Oct Temp 75 to 83 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coral Gables 50,059 $131,520
Miami 424,632 $35,508
Miami Beach 91,564 $58,486
Pinecrest 19,174 $155,603
South Miami 12,156 $81,009
West Miami 6,400 $45,397

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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