These Are The 10 Whitest Cities In Florida For 2018


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

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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 2018:

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

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 2018

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, but being one of the whitest cities in Florida means much more than just having a high percentage of folks who are of the Caucasian persuasion.

These are cities jam-packed with all the stuff white folks love, based on everyone’s favorite stereotypes. After breaking it down, we came up with following criteria to run on 217 cities:

  • Percentage of population that’s white
  • Whole Foods per capita
  • Farmers markets per capita
  • Vegan restaurants per capita
  • Pottery Barns per capita
  • Yoga studios per capita

Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance.

All of these results are listed in a per capita basis, meaning number of stores per person in a state. Additionally, we limited the analysis to non-CDPs that have over 5,000 people.

We ranked each place with scores from 1 to 217 in each category, where 1 was the whitest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each place to create a whiteness index.

And finally, we crowned the city with the highest whiteness index the ‘Whitest City In Florida.’ We’re lookin’ at you, Sanibel.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in whitebread central. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the places in the state from whitest to most diverse in Florida.

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1. Sanibel

Sanibel, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,044
Percent White: 97.6%

2. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,205
Percent White: 97.5%

3. Longboat Key

Longboat Key, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,158
Percent White: 95.9%

4. South Pasadena


Population: 5,040
Percent White: 94.7%

5. Venice

Venice, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 21,722
Percent White: 94.6%

6. Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,801
Percent White: 94.4%

7. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,501
Percent White: 93.9%

8. Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,466
Percent White: 93.3%

9. St. Pete Beach


Population: 9,528
Percent White: 92.7%

10. Treasure Island

Treasure Island, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,827
Percent White: 92.5%

There You Have It – The Whitest of The White Bread In Florida

Measuring both the locations with the highest percentage of white people, as well as the number of stereo-typically white venues, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in Florida.

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Florida for 2018

City Rank Population Percent White
Sanibel 1 7,044 97.6%
Gulf Breeze 2 6,205 97.5%
Longboat Key 3 7,158 95.9%
South Pasadena 4 5,040 94.7%
Venice 5 21,722 94.6%
Fort Myers Beach 6 6,801 94.4%
Palm Beach 7 8,501 93.9%
Cocoa Beach 8 11,466 93.3%
St. Pete Beach 9 9,528 92.7%
Treasure Island 10 6,827 92.5%
St. Augustine Beach 11 6,710 91.1%
Edgewater 12 21,306 90.5%
Indian Harbour Beach 13 8,381 90.3%
Cape Canaveral 14 10,116 90.3%
Naples 15 20,980 90.3%
Tequesta 16 5,873 90.2%
Punta Gorda 17 17,721 89.9%
Marco Island 18 17,361 89.8%
Seminole 19 17,906 88.8%
New Smyrna Beach 20 24,574 88.7%
Neptune Beach 21 6,817 88.5%
Inverness 22 7,204 87.2%
Satellite Beach 23 10,495 86.4%
North Palm Beach 24 12,581 85.8%
Sebastian 25 23,432 85.8%
Destin 26 13,312 85.4%
Jacksonville Beach 27 22,519 85.3%
Lighthouse Point 28 10,946 85.2%
Ormond Beach 29 40,686 85.0%
Port Orange 30 58,780 84.8%
Dunedin 31 35,882 84.5%
Lady Lake 32 14,501 84.2%
Vero Beach 33 16,070 83.9%
Safety Harbor 34 17,268 82.4%
Atlantic Beach 35 13,089 82.2%
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 36 6,375 82.0%
Gulfport 37 12,222 81.7%
Tarpon Springs 38 24,244 81.6%
St. Augustine 39 13,867 81.4%
Debary 40 19,761 81.3%
North Port 41 60,871 80.8%
Jupiter 42 60,597 80.6%
Zephyrhills 43 14,454 80.6%
Brooksville 44 7,814 80.3%
New Port Richey 45 15,503 79.9%
Panama City Beach 46 12,333 79.5%
Palm Beach Gardens 47 51,865 78.8%
Wildwood 48 6,776 78.4%
West Melbourne 49 20,207 78.3%
Lynn Haven 50 19,799 78.3%
Largo 51 80,678 78.0%
Fernandina Beach 52 12,156 78.0%
Winter Park 53 29,543 77.7%
Niceville 54 14,325 77.5%
Boca Raton 55 91,702 77.0%
Macclenny 56 6,451 76.3%
Tavares 57 14,965 75.7%
Milton 58 9,462 75.5%
South Daytona 59 12,470 75.5%
Titusville 60 44,746 75.4%
Orange City 61 11,127 74.9%
Lake Mary 62 15,478 74.8%
Pinellas Park 63 50,946 74.5%
Belle Isle 64 6,542 74.4%
High Springs 65 5,678 74.3%
Oldsmar 66 14,023 73.8%
Cape Coral 67 170,063 73.4%
Fort Walton Beach 68 21,238 73.1%
Melbourne 69 78,911 73.0%
Bonita Springs 70 49,807 72.5%
Stuart 71 16,204 72.2%
Holly Hill 72 11,839 71.9%
Palm Coast 73 80,948 71.8%
Valparaiso 74 5,084 70.7%
Rockledge 75 26,144 70.7%
Wilton Manors 76 12,270 70.6%
Orange Park 77 8,603 70.5%
Newberry 78 5,410 70.3%
Winter Springs 79 34,439 70.2%
Clearwater 80 111,747 69.7%
Longwood 81 14,117 68.9%
Mount Dora 82 13,204 68.3%
Green Cove Springs 83 7,205 68.2%
Maitland 84 16,911 67.9%
Defuniak Springs 85 5,873 67.7%
Auburndale 86 14,638 67.4%
Kenneth City 87 5,048 66.6%
Panama City 88 36,654 66.4%
Parkland 89 28,354 66.2%
Springfield 90 9,318 65.6%
Starke 91 5,398 65.5%
Lake Alfred 92 5,353 65.2%
Eustis 93 19,661 65.2%
Crestview 94 22,941 64.9%
Callaway 95 14,942 64.2%
Sarasota 96 54,425 64.1%
Key West 97 26,039 64.1%
Deland 98 29,442 63.8%
Alachua 99 9,553 63.6%
Oviedo 100 37,545 63.5%

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