Whitest Cities In Florida For 2020


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 2020. This is our sixth 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 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in Florida for 2020:

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

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.

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The 10 Whitest Cities In Florida For 2020

Sanibel, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,224
% White: 97.18%
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.

Longboat Key, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,233
% White: 95.16%
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.

Gulf Breeze, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,383
% White: 94.58%
More on Gulf Breeze: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Venice, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 22,601
% White: 93.65%
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: 6,966
% White: 93.24%
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.

Palm Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,667
% White: 92.89%
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.

St. Pete Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,572
% White: 91.73%
More on St. Pete Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,071
% White: 91.54%
More on South Pasadena: Real Estate | Data

Cape Canaveral, FL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,274
% White: 91.32%
More on Cape Canaveral: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. The population was 9,912 at the 2010 United States Census. It is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Augustine Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,883
% White: 91.2%
More on St. Augustine Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in Florida for 2020

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 97.2% to 1.4%.

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 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. Hialeah
  3. Hialeah Gardens

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In Florida

Rank City % White Population
1 Sanibel 97.18% 7,224
2 Longboat Key 95.16% 7,233
3 Gulf Breeze 94.58% 6,383
4 Venice 93.65% 22,601
5 Fort Myers Beach 93.24% 6,966
6 Palm Beach 92.89% 8,667
7 St. Pete Beach 91.73% 9,572
8 South Pasadena 91.54% 5,071
9 Cape Canaveral 91.32% 10,274
10 St. Augustine Beach 91.2% 6,883
11 Neptune Beach 90.68% 7,080
12 Inverness 90.62% 7,216
13 Treasure Island 89.85% 6,875
14 Punta Gorda 89.72% 19,123
15 New Smyrna Beach 89.71% 25,770
16 Cocoa Beach 89.38% 11,539
17 Naples 89.32% 21,564
18 Marco Island 89.03% 17,692
19 Indian Harbour Beach 88.8% 8,401
20 Tequesta 88.06% 6,011
21 Jacksonville Beach 87.91% 23,203
22 Edgewater 87.77% 21,892
23 Seminole 87.14% 18,542
24 Ormond Beach 85.81% 41,907
25 Destin 85.01% 13,469
26 Sebastian 84.63% 24,536
27 Atlantic Beach 84.31% 13,398
28 Dunedin 84.31% 36,244
29 Gulfport 84.23% 12,280
30 Safety Harbor 83.56% 17,663
31 Satellite Beach 83.27% 10,721
32 North Palm Beach 82.91% 12,899
33 Lighthouse Point 82.71% 11,109
34 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 82.45% 6,594
35 Lady Lake 81.96% 15,118
36 Port Orange 81.6% 61,601
37 Vero Beach 81.05% 16,558
38 Lynn Haven 80.71% 20,768
39 St. Augustine 80.46% 14,223
40 New Port Richey 80.46% 15,953
41 Brooksville 80.44% 8,027
42 Niceville 80.35% 15,050
43 Tarpon Springs 80.3% 24,974
44 North Port 79.86% 64,425
45 Palm Beach Gardens 79.68% 54,528
46 Belle Isle 79.45% 6,865
47 Fernandina Beach 79.21% 12,062
48 Panama City Beach 79.03% 12,683
49 Debary 78.9% 20,387
50 Jupiter 78.81% 63,617
51 Largo 78.43% 83,243
52 Titusville 76.72% 45,483
53 Boca Raton 76.49% 95,745
54 Winter Park 75.89% 30,189
55 High Springs 75.41% 5,881
56 Zephyrhills 75.3% 14,851
57 South Daytona 75.18% 12,734
58 Lake Mary 74.71% 16,360
59 Oldsmar 74.64% 14,444
60 Macclenny 74.08% 6,482
61 Wilton Manors 74.06% 12,534
62 Tavares 73.39% 16,199
63 Cape Coral 72.8% 178,593
64 Rockledge 72.58% 26,906
65 Milton 72.15% 9,771
66 Pinellas Park 71.66% 52,291
67 Longwood 71.59% 14,591
68 Palm Coast 71.54% 83,940
69 West Melbourne 70.99% 21,471
70 Wildwood 70.18% 6,557
71 Melbourne 70.18% 80,664
72 Orange City 69.95% 11,448
73 Fort Walton Beach 69.75% 21,845
74 Crestview 69.33% 23,663
75 Bonita Springs 69.28% 53,812
76 Holly Hill 68.19% 12,042
77 Winter Springs 68.16% 35,694
78 Stuart 68.08% 16,100
79 Auburndale 67.27% 15,343
80 Valparaiso 67.07% 5,035
81 Sarasota 67.02% 56,102
82 Clearwater 66.31% 114,015
83 Mount Dora 66.28% 13,620
84 Green Cove Springs 65.7% 7,639
85 Parkland 65.48% 30,471
86 Panama City 65.09% 36,880
87 Orange Park 64.64% 8,680
88 Deland 64.62% 31,289
89 Springfield 63.27% 9,475
90 Maitland 63.15% 17,622
91 St. Petersburg 62.59% 259,041
92 Oviedo 62.48% 39,599
93 Bradenton 61.91% 55,059
94 Starke 61.71% 5,375
95 Alachua 61.61% 9,794
96 Ocala 61.45% 58,598
97 Key West 61.36% 25,085
98 Palm Bay 61.07% 110,271
99 Minneola 60.63% 11,058
100 Callaway 60.28% 15,182

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