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Islamorada, Florida

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Islamorada, "Village of Islands" is a village located in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 6,846. The name "Islamorada", meaning "purple isle", comes from early Spanish explorers in the area.

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Location of Islamorada, Florida

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 18.8 km² (7.2 mi²). 18.4 km² (7.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.93% water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 6,846 people, 3,174 households, and 1,853 families residing in the village. The population density is 371.8/km² (962.5/mi²). There are 5,461 housing units at an average density of 296.6/km² (767.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 96.84% White, 0.45% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 6.72% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,174 households out of which 17.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% are married couples living together, 4.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% are non-families. 32.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.63.

In the village the population is spread out with 15.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 35.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 46 years. For every 100 females there are 112.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 112.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village is $41,522, and the median income for a family is $56,118. Males have a median income of $31,339 versus $25,670 for females. The per capita income for the village is $29,519. 6.9% of the population and 3.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.0% are under the age of 18 and 4.5% are 65 or older.

Fishing

Mention Islamorada and visions of game fish leaping into the air pop into your mind. Think of two completely different bodies of water brimming with some of the world's most sought after gamefish, just a few short miles apart. Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Dolphin in the deep water of the Atlantic. Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit in the shallow water of the backcountry waters of Florida Bay. Add Snapper, Grouper, Shark and Barracuda throughout all the waters and mix in some of the finest charter boat captains and backcountry guides, and you have the recipe for Islamorada, Sport Fishing Capital of the World. You can find a link to Islamorada Fishing Guides below.

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Edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Template:Florida_Keys&action=edit) Florida Keys
Upper keys Key Largo, Islamorada, Tavernier, Plantation Key, Matecumbe Key
Middle keys Craig Key, Fiesta Key, Long Key, Conch Key, Duck Key, Grassy Key, Deer Key, Vaca Key, Marathon Key, Boot Key
Lower keys Bahia Honda, West Summerland Key, No Name Key, Big Pine Key, Torch Key, Little Torch Key, Ramrod Key, Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Saddlebunch Keys, Big Coppitt Key, Boca Chica, Key West
Outlying islands Dry Tortugas, Marquesas Keys
Areas Florida Bay, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, National Key Deer Sanctuary, Biscayne Bay, Biscayne National Park
Other topics Overseas Highway, Overseas Railway, Seven Mile Bridge, Key Deer, Conch Republic, Monroe County, Hurricane Georges, 1935 Hurricane, Theater of the Sea


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