May 22, 2015

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Monroe County

» Monroe County is in the midst of a state-mandated series of wastewater- and stormwater-treatment projects covering the lower Keys, although it still hasn’t figured out how to pay for all of them. Last year, the county secured $50 million in state funds for the project — a piece of the $200 million the Legislature had appropriated for the projects in 2007 but never allocated. Two contracts have been awarded, but two losing bidders are challenging the contracts in court. At the same time, the $50 million didn’t cover the full cost of the project, and Keys officials have begun lobbying Tallahassee for another $50 million this year. Meanwhile, several municipalities are debating whether to create their own water management districts.

Monroe Population: 75,022
Population Growth Rate (2009-13): 0.81%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
12.70% 4.08% 23.48% 40.83% 18.90%
Per Capita Income: $63,313

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