The 10 Whitest Cities In Florida For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the whitest cities in Florida.

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 2021.

Here are the 10 whites places in Florida for 2021:

  1. Sanibel
  2. Fort Myers Beach
  3. Longboat Key
  4. St. Augustine Beach
  5. Venice
  6. Palm Beach
  7. Gulf Breeze
  8. Cape Canaveral
  9. New Smyrna Beach
  10. St. Pete Beach

What is the whitest city in Florida for 2021? According to the most recent census data Sanibel ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Opa-Locka 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.

For more Florida reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In Florida For 2021

1. Sanibel

Sanibel, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,319
% White: 96.78%
More on Sanibel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

2. Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,048
% White: 96.58%
More on Fort Myers Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

3. Longboat Key

Longboat Key, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,283
% White: 96.02%
More on Longboat Key: Real Estate | Data | Photos

4. St. Augustine Beach

St. Augustine Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,933
% White: 93.68%
More on St. Augustine Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

5. Venice

Venice, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 23,086
% White: 92.71%
More on Venice: Real Estate | Data | Photos

6. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,723
% White: 92.53%
More on Palm Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

7. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,546
% White: 91.28%
More on Gulf Breeze: Real Estate | Data | Photos

8. Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,377
% White: 90.86%
More on Cape Canaveral: Real Estate | Data | Photos

9. New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 26,457
% White: 90.55%
More on New Smyrna Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

10. St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,587
% White: 90.17%
More on St. Pete Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Florida for 2021

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 211 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 96.8% to 1.2%.

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 Opa-Locka was the least White city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Opa-Locka
  2. Florida City
  3. Sweetwater

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Florida

Rank City % White Population
1 Sanibel 96.78% 7,319
2 Fort Myers Beach 96.58% 7,048
3 Longboat Key 96.02% 7,283
4 St. Augustine Beach 93.68% 6,933
5 Venice 92.71% 23,086
6 Palm Beach 92.53% 8,723
7 Gulf Breeze 91.28% 6,546
8 Cape Canaveral 90.86% 10,377
9 New Smyrna Beach 90.55% 26,457
10 St. Pete Beach 90.17% 9,587
11 Treasure Island 90.04% 6,889
12 Punta Gorda 90.01% 19,571
13 Cocoa Beach 89.28% 11,619
14 Edgewater 89.06% 23,324
15 South Pasadena 88.92% 5,088
16 Inverness 88.82% 7,281
17 Naples 88.79% 21,812
18 Neptune Beach 88.52% 7,101
19 Marco Island 87.83% 17,834
20 Jacksonville Beach 87.56% 23,399
21 Sebastian 87.04% 25,107
22 Tequesta 86.38% 6,071
23 Dunedin 86.17% 36,381
24 Seminole 86.1% 18,657
25 Ormond Beach 84.75% 42,545
26 Gulfport 84.55% 12,335
27 Lady Lake 83.96% 15,426
28 Satellite Beach 83.66% 10,873
29 Lighthouse Point 83.54% 11,195
30 Destin 83.03% 13,702
31 Atlantic Beach 82.93% 13,575
32 Safety Harbor 82.78% 17,803
33 Niceville 82.52% 15,386
34 Indian Harbour Beach 82.42% 8,470
35 North Palm Beach 82.35% 13,029
36 Port Orange 81.05% 62,726
37 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 80.85% 6,626
38 Lynn Haven 80.78% 20,948
39 Panama City Beach 80.26% 12,751
40 Fernandina Beach 79.83% 12,364
41 Debary 79.82% 20,696
42 New Port Richey 78.92% 16,223
43 Macclenny 78.88% 6,592
44 North Port 78.77% 66,410
45 Vero Beach 78.73% 16,857
46 Tarpon Springs 78.63% 25,176
47 St. Augustine 78.62% 14,515
48 Palm Beach Gardens 78.41% 56,219
49 Jupiter 78.28% 64,565
50 Largo 77.75% 84,130
51 South Daytona 77.68% 12,879
52 Winter Park 76.67% 30,522
53 Oldsmar 75.85% 14,657
54 Boca Raton 75.49% 97,468
55 Belle Isle 75.28% 7,010
56 Brooksville 74.64% 8,191
57 Milton 73.73% 9,995
58 Wilton Manors 73.62% 12,630
59 Zephyrhills 73.3% 15,573
60 West Melbourne 73.02% 22,225
61 Bonita Springs 72.05% 55,902
62 Lake Mary 71.98% 16,698
63 Rockledge 71.8% 27,305
64 Titusville 71.71% 45,932
65 Orange City 71.52% 11,990
66 Stuart 71.52% 16,161
67 Palm Coast 71.28% 85,933
68 Cape Coral 70.98% 183,942
69 Melbourne 70.89% 81,468
70 Tavares 70.76% 16,752
71 High Springs 70.25% 5,989
72 Pinellas Park 70.03% 52,857
73 Wildwood 69.58% 6,838
74 Fort Walton Beach 69.53% 22,084
75 Longwood 69.37% 14,930
76 Auburndale 68.89% 15,799
77 Valparaiso 68.8% 5,145
78 Holly Hill 67.98% 12,147
79 Crestview 67.35% 24,117
80 Winter Springs 67.06% 36,342
81 Clearwater 66.77% 115,159
82 Sarasota 65.74% 56,919
83 Panama City 65.73% 36,640
84 Deland 64.92% 32,413
85 Oviedo 64.41% 40,370
86 Green Cove Springs 64.1% 7,923
87 Mount Dora 64.03% 13,897
88 Parkland 63.91% 31,454
89 St. Petersburg 63.32% 261,338
90 Springfield 61.34% 9,319
91 Clermont 61.15% 35,209
92 Callaway 60.8% 14,958
93 Bradenton 60.71% 56,551
94 Palm Bay 60.69% 111,997
95 Alachua 60.64% 9,867
96 Eustis 60.09% 20,700
97 Maitland 60.02% 17,765
98 Pensacola 59.99% 52,642
99 Okeechobee 59.96% 5,724
100 Lakeland 59.73% 107,922

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About Chris Kolmar

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