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Layton, Florida
Layton as seen from US 1 looking south along the road.
Layton as seen from US 1 looking south along the road.
Official seal of Layton, Florida
Location in Monroe County and the state of Florida
Location in Monroe County and the state of Florida
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
U.S. Census Bureau map showing city limits
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Monroe
 • Total 0.22 sq mi (0.58 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total 210
 • Density 1,296.30/sq mi (499.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-39725
GNIS feature ID 0285408

Layton is a city on the island of Long Key in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The population was 184 at the 2010 census. As of 2018, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau was 189.

History of Layton

Downtown Layton Florida
Layton, as seen from US 1 looking south along the road.

In the late 19th century, Long Key was used as a coconut plantation. By 1910, Layton was becoming famous as a fishing destination, thanks in part to promotion by sports writer Zane Grey. However, the developing tourist infrastructure on Long Key was largely destroyed by the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

After World War II, Mary and Del Layton, who ran a grocery business in Miami, bought 40 acres (160,000 m2) on Long Key and started developing the property as "Layton's Long Key Fishing Camp", which grew substantially over the succeeding years.

Layton was incorporated as a town on September 18, 1963. The land that would become Long Key State Park was acquired between 1961 and 1973; the park opened on October 1, 1969.


Layton is located at 24°49′36″N 80°48′50″W / 24.826669°N 80.814006°W / 24.826669; -80.814006.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2). 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (12.50%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 100
1980 88 −12.0%
1990 183 108.0%
2000 186 1.6%
2010 184 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Layton Florida sign
A sign indicating the border of the city of Layton

As of the census of 2000, there were 186 people, 84 households, and 50 families living in the city. The population density was 860.0 inhabitants per square mile (326.4/km2). There were 165 housing units at an average density of 762.9 per square mile (289.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.92% White, 0.54% African American and 0.54% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 84 households, out of which 15.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 1.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.61.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 11.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 39.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $73,750. Males had a median income of $29,896 versus $23,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,773. About 11.7% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 21.4% of those 65 or over.


As of 2000, English as a first language accounted for 90.68%, while Spanish as a mother tongue made up 9.31% of the population.

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