Information for Home Buyers on Big Pine Key, FL

Specializing in Real Estate, Homes, and Properties for Sale
in the Florida Keys and Key West, FL.


John Nazzaro PA, SFR   REALTOR®
305-731-9370
Email: JohnNazzaro@bellsouth.net



Living on Big Pine Key, FL

Big Pine Key, FL Demographics

Big Pine Key, Florida, 33043

 

 

 

General Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Total population

5,032

100.0

100%

Male

2,640

52.5

49.1%

Female

2,392

47.5

50.9%

Median age (years)

44.3

(X)

35.3

Under 5 years

177

3.5

6.8%

18 years and over

4,186

83.2

74.3%

65 years and over

749

14.9

12.4%

   One race

4,942

98.2

97.6%

White

4,772

94.8

75.1%

Black or African American

55

1.1

12.3%

American Indian and Alaska Native

25

0.5

0.9%

Asian

29

0.6

3.6%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

1

0.0

0.1%

Some other race

60

1.2

5.5%

Two or more races

90

1.8

2.4%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

338

6.7

12.5%

Average household size

2.21

(X)

2.59

Average family size

2.63

(X)

3.14

Total housing units

3,153

100.0

100.0%

Occupied housing units

2,247

71.3

91.0%

Owner-occupied housing units

1,723

76.7

66.2%

Renter-occupied housing units

524

23.3

33.8%

Vacant housing units

906

28.7

9.0%

 

 

 

 

Social Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Population 25 years and over

4,066

100.0

 

High school graduate or higher

3,532

86.9

80.4%

Bachelor's degree or higher

1,011

24.9

24.4%

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

1,037

24.7

12.7%

Disability status (population 21 to 64 years)

793

24.1

19.2%

Foreign born

480

9.5

11.1%

Now married (population 15 years and over)

2,716

61.9

54.4%

Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over)

896

18.3

17.9%

 

 

 

 

Economic Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

2,692

62.3

63.9%

Mean travel time to work in minutes
(population 16 years and over)

28.5

(X)

25.5

Median household income (dollars)

44,514

(X)

41,994

Median family income (dollars)

47,639

(X)

50,046

Per capita income (dollars)

23,169

(X)

21,857

Families below poverty level

82

5.6

9.2%

Individuals below poverty level

472

9.5

12.4%

 

 

 

 

Housing Characteristics

Number

Percent

U.S.

Single-family owner-occupied homes

1,328

100.0

 

Median value (dollars)

181,700

(X)

119,600

Median of selected monthly owner costs

(X)

(X)

 

With a mortgage

1,173

(X)

1,088

Not mortgaged

390

(X)

295


Big Pine Key is located at 24°41'10" North, 81°21'40" West or about 132 miles south of Miami and 26 miles northeast of Key West. It has a land area of 9.8 square miles with 3153 housing units on the island. Big Pine Key is approximately eight miles long and two and one half miles wide.

The Overseas Highway (US Route 1) enters Big Pine Key at the islands northern end, makes a hard turn north then west and on to Key West. There are only two traffic lights once you leave Marathon Mile Marker 50 to the four lanes on Stock Island at MM 5, just before you enter Key West. Big Pine Key has the first traffic light heading south at MM 29 where Overseas Highway intersects Key Deer Blvd. This intersection is the hub of business in the Lower Keys. The Big Pine shopping center is located there and populated with stores such as Winn Dixie, Beals, several restaurants, the Key Lime Pie Company along with other service businesses. Also near the intersection are several banks, a Walgreens, CVS, bait and tackle stores and the largest flea market in the Keys the Big Pine Key Flea Market just south of the light Oceanside of the highway. This area is where most of the commerce in the Lower Keys takes place. Big Pine has several denominations of churches located mostly on Key Deer Blvd. Also located on the island is the Big Pine Academy, a charter school for 3 years olds through 7th grade.

Big Pine Key is known as the home of the Key Deer, a smaller species of white tail deer. The male or buck grow to stand 30 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 55-70 pounds, while the females tend to be slightly smaller. Much of the island is under the protection of US Fish and Wildlife Service. The Key Deer Refuge covers proximately 9000 acres on the island.

Big Pine Key offers great boating to both the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico through two main channels, Bogie Channel and Pine Channel. Both offer a controlled depth of approximately 4 feet with some areas slightly less and others slightly more. Looe Key Reef one of the pretties and well know protected areas of the Keys lies about 5 miles to the due south of the island. The Content Keys another well know local's spot on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico is to the north. There are small islands with white sand beaches to explore within a short boat ride of the island. Housing on the island consists of mobile homes starting just under 100K, non-waterfront homes starting at just under 200K, and waterfront and open water homes ranging in price from 200K to 5M on the island.


The Big Pine Weather Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 69.1 69.7 72.7 76.0 79.8 82.7 83.8 83.7 82.8 79.5 75.4 70.9
High temperature (°F) 75.7 76.4 79.1 82.3 85.7 88.2 89.5 89.6 88.4 85.1 81.1 77.1
Low temperature (°F) 62.4 63.0 66.2 69.7 73.8 77.1 78.1 77.8 77.1 73.8 69.6 64.7
Precipitation (in) 2.2 1.6 1.9 2.1 3.9 5.6 3.6 5.9 6.1 4.5 2.7 2.0
Days with precip. 6 5 5 5 8 12 12 15 16 11 7 7
Wind speed (mph) 11.8 12.0 12.1 12.2 10.5 9.6 9.4 9.2 9.6 10.8 12.0 11.8
Morning humidity (%) 82 81 80 77 77 78 77 78 81 82 83 83
Afternoon humidity (%) 69 67 66 64 65 68 67 67 70 69 69 70
Sunshine (%) 74 77 82 84 82 76 77 76 72 71 71 70
Days clear of clouds 11 12 13 13 10 5 3 3 3 9 10 11
Partly cloudy days 11 10 11 11 13 14 16 17 15 13 11 11
Cloudy days 9 7 6 6 8 11 11 11 12 9 8 9
Snowfall (in) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Charts courtesy of bigpinekey.com




John Nazzaro, Florida Keys REALTOR®
Equal Housing Opportunity   Realtor - Multiple Listing Service   Keller Williams Realty
John Nazzaro PA, SFR   REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties
Selling Real Estate from Key Largo to Key West.
Email: JohnNazzaro@bellsouth.net
305-731-9370