Key Largo, Florida

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Key Largo is a census-designated place in Monroe County, Florida, United States, located on the island of Key Largo in the upper Florida Keys. The population was 11,886 at the 2000 census. The name comes from the Spanish Cayo Largo, or "long key". It is the first island of the Florida Keys and the originating point of the Overseas Highway to Key West.



Key Largo is located at 25°6′24″N 80°25′48″W / 25.10667°N 80.43°W / 25.10667; -80.43 (25.106637, -80.429917)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 39.6 km² (15.3 mi²). 31.5 km² (12.1 mi²) of it is land and 8.1 km² (3.1 mi²) of it 20.54% is water.

A southeast-pointing cape on the north end of El Radabob Key, 24°9′12″N 80°21′30″W / 24.15333°N 80.35833°W / 24.15333; -80.35833, just south of Rattlesnake Key, is the east endpoint of the longest distance between any two points of land within the fifty states of the United States, as measured via Google Earth. The other endpoint is at the tip of a spit of sand on Green Island, Hawaii, 5,857.46 miles away.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,971 people, 5,245 households, and 3,288 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 377.7/km² (978.1/mi²). There were 8,043 housing units at an average density of 255.6/km² (661.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.38% White, 2.04% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.95% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.65% of the population.

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