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Overview

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. There are 10,507 residents in Key Biscayne.

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, among others. 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.

People

Total Population 12,774
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,905
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 64.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 73.2%
Median Earnings25+ $71,709
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,071
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,429
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 13.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $2
Median House Value $908,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 2.5%
Irish 3.2%

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

Notes:

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

Station MIAMI BEACH
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
Station HIALEAH
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 49,319 $126,264
Miami 416,432 $34,867
Miami Beach 90,669 $54,513
Pinecrest 18,914 $154,957
South Miami 12,036 $79,242
West Miami 6,197 $47,246
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