Stock Island, Florida

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Stock Island is a census-designated place (CDP) on an island of the same name in Monroe County, Florida, United States.[3] The population of the CDP was 4,410 at the 2000 census. It is located on the portion of the island south of US-1. It is supposedly named for the herds of livestock formerly kept there. Alternatively, some local historians suggest that it may be named for an early settler.[4]



Stock Island is located at 24°34′12″N 81°44′15″W / 24.57°N 81.7375°W / 24.57; -81.7375 (24.570075, -81.737376)[5].

U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 4—6, immediately east of Key West.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 mi² (2.4 km²). 0.9 mi² (2.3 km²) of it is land and 1.10% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,410 people, 1,713 households, and 1,050 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,891.9/km² (4,919.1/mi²). There were 1,855 housing units at an average density of 795.8/km² (2,069.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.95% White, 10.45% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.76% from other races, and 3.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 43.33% of the population.

There were 1,713 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.12.

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