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Monroe County is a county located in the state of Florida. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 73,090. Monroe County was
created on July 3, 1823 from Saint Johns County. The county
seat is Key West. This county is named
for James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth President of the United States.
Monroe County comprises the Key West, FL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
This county is named for James Monroe (1758-1831), fifth President of the United States.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Monroe County was created in 1823. The county is named for James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States, who served from 1817 to 1825.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,737 square miles (9,679 km2), 997 square miles (2,582 km2) of which is land and 2,740 square miles (7,097 km2) of which (73.32%) is water.
Monroe county is located in south Florida. The county includes the islands of the Florida Keys.
Amid the south coast of Florida's mainland and the Florida Keys is
Florida Bay, which is protected by the Everglades National Park and
contains many keys.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Monroe County School District serves the county.