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

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.

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.

1. Sanibel

Sanibel, Florida

Population: 7,044
Percent White: 97.6%
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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.

2. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Population: 6,205
Percent White: 97.5%
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3. Longboat Key

Longboat Key, Florida

Population: 7,158
Percent White: 95.9%
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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.

4. South Pasadena


Population: 5,040
Percent White: 94.7%
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5. Venice

Venice, Florida

Population: 21,722
Percent White: 94.6%
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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.

6. Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

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Population: 6,801
Percent White: 94.4%
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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.

7. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida

Population: 8,501
Percent White: 93.9%
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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.

8. Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach, Florida

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Population: 11,466
Percent White: 93.3%
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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.

9. St. Pete Beach


Population: 9,528
Percent White: 92.7%
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10. Treasure Island

Treasure Island, Florida

Population: 6,827
Percent White: 92.5%
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Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. It is situated on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico.

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

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

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