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Stock Island, 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 CDP boundaries
U.S. Census Bureau map showing CDP boundaries
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Monroe
Area
 • Total 2.10 sq mi (5.45 km2)
 • Land 0.84 sq mi (2.17 km2)
 • Water 1.27 sq mi (3.28 km2)
Elevation
3 ft (1 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 4,722
 • Density 5,641.58/sq mi (2,179.22/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
33040-33041
Area code(s) 305
FIPS code 12-68800
GNIS feature ID 1867211

Stock Island is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community on an island of the same name in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The population of the CDP was 4,410 at the 2000 census. It is located on the portion of the island south of US 1. It is supposedly named for the herds of livestock formerly kept there. Alternatively, some local historians suggest that it may be named for an early settler.

Geography

Stock Island is located at 24°34′12″N 81°44′15″W / 24.57000°N 81.73750°W / 24.57000; -81.73750 (24.570075, -81.737376).

U.S. 1 (or the Overseas Highway) crosses the key at approximately mile markers 4—6, immediately east of Key West.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 mi² (2.4 km²), of which 0.9 mi² (2.3 km²) is land and 1.10% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 4,722
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Stock Island racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,662 35.2%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 895 18.95%
Native American 7 0.15%
Asian 29 0.61%
Other/Mixed 113 2.39%
Hispanic or Latino 2,016 42.69%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 4,722 people, 1,584 households, and 1,081 families residing in the CDP.

About the community

The community tends to be residential in character, rather than the tourist-oriented Key West, with a year-round population. Stock Island has little in the way of restaurants or nightlife. It is home to the Key West Golf Club and residential complex, which takes up nearly one-quarter of the island.


Education

Monroe County School District operates public schools serving Stock Island. Three schools in the City of Key West, Gerald Adams on Stock Island and Horace O'Bryant Middle School and Key West High School, located on Key West Island, serve Stock Island. College of the Florida Keys is located here as well.

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