These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Florida In For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Florida are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Florida.

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You’re at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you’ll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you’re leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in Florida?

Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Sunshine State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in Florida for 2019.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Florida with the largest White population in 2019:

  1. Sanibel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Gulf Breeze (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Longboat Key (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Venice (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Fort Myers Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. South Pasadena (Homes For Sale)
  7. Palm Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Treasure Island (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. St. Pete Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Cocoa Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, Hialeah Gardens is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

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How we determined the whitest places in Florida for 2019

In order to rank the whitest places in Florida, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in Florida.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 210 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 97.0% to 2.4%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Sanibel took the distinction of being the most White, while Hialeah Gardens was the least White city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Florida ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Sanibel, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,128
% White: 97.04%
More on Sanibel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sanibel is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States, on Sanibel Island. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2012 population of 6,741. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sanibel is a barrier island – a collection of sand on the leeward side of the more solid coral-rock of Pine Island.

Gulf Breeze, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,251
% White: 95.81%
More on Gulf Breeze: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Longboat Key, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,179
% White: 95.54%
More on Longboat Key: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Longboat Key is south of Anna Maria Island, between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. It is almost equally divided between Manatee and Sarasota counties. The town of Longboat Key was incorporated in 1955 and is part of the Bradenton-Sarasota-Venice Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Venice, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 22,192
% White: 94.89%
More on Venice: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The city includes what locals call “Venice Island”, a portion of the mainland that is accessed via bridges over the artificially created Intracoastal Waterway. The city is located south of Nokomis and north of Englewood. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,748. It is noted for its large snowbird population and was voted as a top 10 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Living.

Fort Myers Beach, FL

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,877
% White: 94.63%
More on Fort Myers Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,277 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was officially incorporated on December 31, 1995.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,061
% White: 93.3%
More on South Pasadena: Real Estate | Data

Palm Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,593
% White: 92.46%
More on Palm Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. In 2000, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 10,468, with an estimated seasonal population of 30,000.

Treasure Island, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,844
% White: 92.31%
More on Treasure Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. It is situated on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.

St. Pete Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,529
% White: 92.13%
More on St. Pete Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cocoa Beach, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,489
% White: 91.8%
More on Cocoa Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 11,231 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There You Have It – White Populations Across Florida

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Florida according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in Florida:

  1. Hialeah Gardens
  2. Sweetwater
  3. Hialeah

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Florida

Rank City % White Population
1 Sanibel 97.04% 7,128
2 Gulf Breeze 95.81% 6,251
3 Longboat Key 95.54% 7,179
4 Venice 94.89% 22,192
5 Fort Myers Beach 94.63% 6,877
6 South Pasadena 93.3% 5,061
7 Palm Beach 92.46% 8,593
8 Treasure Island 92.31% 6,844
9 St. Pete Beach 92.13% 9,529
10 Cocoa Beach 91.8% 11,489
11 Tequesta 91.46% 5,957
12 St. Augustine Beach 91.4% 6,783
13 Punta Gorda 90.95% 18,656
14 Cape Canaveral 90.94% 10,169
15 New Smyrna Beach 90.09% 25,103
16 Naples 89.64% 21,279
17 Neptune Beach 89.29% 7,030
18 Edgewater 89.27% 21,620
19 Indian Harbour Beach 89.21% 8,395
20 Inverness 88.64% 7,164
21 Seminole 88.04% 18,206
22 Marco Island 87.45% 17,561
23 Jacksonville Beach 86.33% 22,833
24 Sebastian 85.88% 23,923
25 Dunedin 84.67% 36,099
26 Ormond Beach 84.56% 41,238
27 Satellite Beach 84.44% 10,585
28 Vero Beach 84.09% 16,261
29 North Palm Beach 83.75% 12,749
30 Destin 83.7% 13,421
31 Lighthouse Point 83.68% 11,042
32 Atlantic Beach 83.2% 13,224
33 Safety Harbor 83.08% 17,484
34 Port Orange 82.47% 60,315
35 Lady Lake 82.39% 14,859
36 Gulfport 81.73% 12,222
37 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 81.56% 6,441
38 Belle Isle 81.44% 6,686
39 St. Augustine 81.39% 13,952
40 Brooksville 81.29% 7,905
41 Debary 80.41% 20,079
42 Jupiter 79.99% 62,373
43 North Port 79.8% 62,542
44 Lynn Haven 79.73% 20,095
45 Tarpon Springs 79.65% 24,686
46 New Port Richey 78.91% 15,674
47 Panama City Beach 78.76% 12,461
48 Fernandina Beach 78.35% 11,957
49 Zephyrhills 78.27% 14,608
50 Palm Beach Gardens 78.13% 53,119
51 Largo 77.69% 82,433
52 Boca Raton 77.0% 93,964
53 Winter Park 76.78% 29,922
54 Niceville 76.4% 14,697
55 Wildwood 76.18% 6,311
56 West Melbourne 76.16% 20,768
57 Macclenny 75.49% 6,423
58 Lake Mary 75.37% 15,886
59 South Daytona 74.73% 12,597
60 Milton 74.71% 9,564
61 Oldsmar 74.36% 14,211
62 Titusville 74.32% 44,984
63 Rockledge 74.31% 26,497
64 Orange City 74.17% 11,348
65 Tavares 73.87% 15,636
66 Fort Walton Beach 73.21% 21,368
67 Melbourne 72.86% 79,640
68 Cape Coral 72.79% 173,679
69 High Springs 72.09% 5,764
70 Pinellas Park 71.86% 51,788
71 Palm Coast 71.37% 82,356
72 Bonita Springs 70.9% 51,890
73 Holly Hill 70.78% 11,922
74 Mount Dora 70.47% 13,350
75 Wilton Manors 69.94% 12,407
76 Longwood 69.2% 14,345
77 Orange Park 69.0% 8,558
78 Winter Springs 68.75% 35,050
79 Clearwater 68.08% 112,794
80 Maitland 68.01% 17,066
81 Auburndale 67.09% 14,958
82 Stuart 66.57% 16,240
83 Crestview 66.39% 23,159
84 Parkland 65.85% 28,901
85 Panama City 65.49% 36,661
86 Green Cove Springs 65.46% 7,345
87 Sarasota 64.83% 55,103
88 Springfield 64.77% 9,375
89 Eustis 64.58% 19,886
90 Deland 64.24% 30,315
91 Callaway 63.65% 15,015
92 Oviedo 63.36% 38,655
93 St. Petersburg 63.05% 256,031
94 Bradenton 63.05% 53,654
95 Starke 62.9% 5,324
96 Alachua 62.13% 9,676
97 Sebring 61.97% 10,469
98 Ocala 61.62% 57,812
99 Lakeland 61.57% 104,165
100 Key West 61.36% 25,316

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