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The village is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Key West, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,929 at the 2010 census. The name "Islas Morada" (Spanish for "purple islands") refers to a purple haze that sometimes appears over the islands in late afternoon when viewed from Key West or Biscayne Bay. The term also applies to a group of mangrove keys just north of Lower Matecumbe Key and Tea Table Key known as Purple Island Bank; it is not used by local residents for Isla de la Pinta ("Pinta Island"), which lies between Upper Matecumbe and Windley Keys. It has been suggested that this may be due to confusion with another island called Palma Rubia ("blonde palm tree") located off Old Rhodes Point on Plantation Key. A map published in 1856 shows an unnamed island near where Palma Rubia would later appear on maps, but no evidence exists linking these two names together.