January 28, 2015

Economic yearbook 2011

Miami-Dade - Yearbook

Monroe County

Monroe Population: 73,467
Population Growth Rate (2007-11): 0.01%
Population by Age:
0-14
15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
13.2% 4.2% 22.5% 42.6% 17.5%
Per Capita Income: $59,718

Monroe County will be looking south this year, where Cuba poses both challenges and opportunities. The opportunity: The federal government announced it will allow more U.S. citizens to visit Cuba and will allow flights from additional airports. Key West International Airport, which recently underwent a $30-million upgrade, could be designated to host some of those flights. The potential problems: Cuba hopes to begin drilling for oil this summer about 50 miles south of the Keys. The well is said to be in waters more than 5,600-feet deep — some 500 feet deeper than waters where the BP Deepwater Horizon well operated.

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