Monroe County, Florida

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Monroe County, Florida
Monroe County
Key West, FL, Courthouse, Monroe County, North Side, 11-22-2010 (15).JPG
The Monroe County Courthouse in Key West
Flag of Monroe County, Florida
Seal of Monroe County, Florida
Location within Florida
Location within Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
FoundedJuly 3, 1823
Named forJames Monroe
SeatKey West
Largest cityKey West
 • Total3,738 sq mi (9,681 km2)
 • Land983 sq mi (2,546 km2)
 • Water2,754 sq mi (7,133 km2), 73.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)77,482
 • Density74/sq mi (29/km2)
Congressional district26th
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4

Monroe County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. It was formed on July 3, 1823. As of 2005, the population is 81,413. Its county seat is Key West.