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Plantation Key

A timeless, inviting, and calming island community in the Florida Keys.

Overview for Plantation Key, FL

4,761 people live in Plantation Key, where the median age is 56 and the average individual income is $63,972. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

56 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Welcome to Plantation Key 

Located just north of Islamorada, residents enjoy living in this tiny neighborhood, where sunrises and afternoon sunsets are unsurpassed. Plantation Key is situated between Windley Key and Key Largo in the Upper Keys. A great place to live since it offers excellent access to every other neighborhood and island in the Florida Keys, Plantation Key has great boating access to notable reefs and offshore fishing via Tavernier Creek. As well, the residential atmosphere makes it more appealing to those who do not want to be surrounded by tourists and visitors. 

What to Love

  • Founders Park & Beach
  • A charming variety of Plantation Key real estate options to choose from 
  • Fresh local seafood and shellfish
  • Old Road Gallery 
  • Rain Barrel Village 
  • Shopping at the Gigantic Nautical Flea Market
  • Florida Keys Farmers Market every Sunday

Local Lifestyle

Plantation Key residents enjoy the relaxing and remote character of this Florida Keys community. Fishing, boating, and swimming are popular activities here, where life is slower and calmer due to the Upper Key’s remoteness from the mainland. Residents also enjoy snorkeling and diving for lobster during the season. Grouper, hogfish, and parrotfish are some of the fish that snorkelers can find a few feet from the shore in Plantation Key. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

Excellent restaurants abound in Plantation Key, and Marker 88 has a full menu. Here you will find fresh seafood, cocktails, and a selection of beers. Patrons enjoy live music, great views, and excellent seafood such as the hogfish grenobloise, painted tuna, and onion-crusted mahi-mahi at Marker 88. For some of the best sushi in the Florida Keys, visit Shima. The menu changes daily based on local availability and seasonal ingredients. Brunch at Shima will soon be a great way to spend weekend mornings and holidays. 
Gardenia’s Bistro is a great place to cool down with a refreshing beverage on a hot summer day. Regulars enjoy strawberry smoothies, lavender honey shakes, and grapefruit elderflower slushies. City Hall Cafe is a popular place for lunch and dinner with many notable wines. Delightful entrees include Mahi Pomodoro, chicken marsala, and blackened shrimp alfredo. 
Plantation Key offers residents many unique shops and home goods stores containing eclectic inventories. Shopping centers and stores are also available by a short drive to Marathon, Key West, and Key Largo

Things to Do

Plantation Key is a great place to get outdoors and snorkel offshore. Walking a few feet into the water and snorkeling can lead to unbounded discovery. Snapper, grouper, and reef fish are only some of the fish found while snorkeling off the shore. Swimming, fishing, and boating are also favored activities here. Residents enjoy taking off and finding natural and artificial reefs for fishing. Many anglers visit the Middle Keys from all over the world to take advantage of the great fishing available in and around the Florida Keys. 
The Gigantic Nautical Flea Market is an annual event that’s fun for all ages. Known as the “boat show on the beach,” you’ll find everything relating to boating, motors, diving gear, etc. The event also brings a host of food trucks, clothing shopping, and family fun. At Founders Park, residents enjoy classes, organized sports groups, local events, and a beautiful yacht marina. Locals with an eye toward cultural events, museums, and exciting nightlife can venture to Key West in the Lower Keys, which is teeming with everything from incredible waterfront restaurants, live music, and great shopping along famed Duval Street.
History enthusiasts love spending their days at the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center. The Center displays fascinating rotating exhibits and their permanent exhibits, including “First People/Native Americans, Pirates/Wreckers/Salvagers, Spanish Treasure Fleets, Legends of the Line, and a permanent model replica of Indian Key circa 1840”.


Schools in Plantation Key are served by the Monroe County School District

Demographics and Employment Data for Plantation Key, FL

Plantation Key has 2,154 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Plantation Key do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 4,761 people call Plantation Key home. The population density is 2,420.375 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

52.38 / 47.62%

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18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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