The 10 Whitest Cities In Florida For 2022


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 2022.

Here are the 10 whites places in Florida for 2022:

  1. Fort Myers Beach
  2. Sanibel
  3. Longboat Key
  4. Palm Beach
  5. St. Augustine Beach
  6. Venice
  7. Punta Gorda
  8. Cape Canaveral
  9. St. Pete Beach
  10. Marco Island

What is the whitest city in Florida for 2022? According to the most recent census data Fort Myers Beach ranks as the whitest. If you're wondering, Florida City 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 2022

1. Fort Myers Beach

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,102
% White: 97.38%
More on Fort Myers Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Myers Beach, FL

Source: Public domain

2. Sanibel

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,378
% White: 97.13%
More on Sanibel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sanibel, FL

3. Longboat Key

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,299
% White: 95.33%
More on Longboat Key: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Longboat Key, FL

4. Palm Beach

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,776
% White: 93.49%
More on Palm Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Palm Beach, FL

5. St. Augustine Beach

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,010
% White: 92.64%
More on St. Augustine Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Augustine Beach, FL

6. Venice

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 23,572
% White: 91.46%
More on Venice: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Venice, FL

7. Punta Gorda

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 20,044
% White: 90.13%
More on Punta Gorda: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Punta Gorda, FL

8. Cape Canaveral

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,411
% White: 89.98%
More on Cape Canaveral: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cape Canaveral, FL

9. St. Pete Beach

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 9,603
% White: 89.82%
More on St. Pete Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Pete Beach, FL

10. Marco Island

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 17,963
% White: 89.62%
More on Marco Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Marco Island, FL

Methodology: How we determined the whitest places in Florida for 2022

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 97.4% to 1.7%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Fort Myers Beach took the distinction of being the most White, while Florida City 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.

Summary: 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. Florida City
  2. Miami Gardens
  3. Hialeah

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White Population By City In { state|title }}

Rank City % White Population
1 Fort Myers Beach 97.38% 7,102
2 Sanibel 97.13% 7,378
3 Longboat Key 95.33% 7,299
4 Palm Beach 93.49% 8,776
5 St. Augustine Beach 92.64% 7,010
6 Venice 91.46% 23,572
7 Punta Gorda 90.13% 20,044
8 Cape Canaveral 89.98% 10,411
9 St. Pete Beach 89.82% 9,603
10 Marco Island 89.62% 17,963
11 Neptune Beach 89.38% 7,214
12 Edgewater 89.25% 23,710
13 Jacksonville Beach 89.07% 23,562
14 Tequesta 88.92% 6,102
15 Inverness 88.65% 7,399
16 New Smyrna Beach 88.64% 27,207
17 Dunedin 87.69% 36,480
18 Treasure Island 87.67% 6,910
19 Naples 87.36% 21,750
20 Cocoa Beach 86.78% 11,663
21 Sebastian 86.69% 25,613
22 Lighthouse Point 85.52% 11,238
23 South Pasadena 84.91% 5,090
24 Lady Lake 84.7% 15,695
25 Gulf Breeze 84.1% 6,725
26 Satellite Beach 83.85% 11,000
27 Ormond Beach 83.64% 43,245
28 Gulfport 83.61% 12,334
29 Seminole 83.54% 18,772
30 Port Orange 83.15% 63,815
31 Safety Harbor 82.48% 17,893
32 North Palm Beach 82.39% 13,090
33 Vero Beach 81.48% 17,163
34 Atlantic Beach 80.35% 13,831
35 St. Augustine 80.34% 15,065
36 North Port 80.31% 68,779
37 Indian Harbour Beach 80.3% 8,509
38 Niceville 79.76% 15,619
39 Palm Beach Gardens 79.66% 56,979
40 Destin 79.64% 14,482
41 Tarpon Springs 79.51% 25,389
42 Lynn Haven 77.9% 20,910
43 Panama City Beach 77.43% 12,747
44 Jupiter 77.22% 65,139
45 South Daytona 76.98% 13,098
46 Winter Park 76.53% 30,764
47 Largo 76.06% 84,666
48 New Port Richey 75.82% 16,542
49 Titusville 75.04% 46,307
50 Debary 74.95% 21,053
51 Fernandina Beach 74.56% 12,622
52 Boca Raton 74.44% 98,776
53 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 74.34% 6,703
54 Wilton Manors 74.19% 12,582
55 Belle Isle 73.74% 7,139
56 Brooksville 73.62% 8,384
57 Milton 73.53% 10,259
58 West Melbourne 73.24% 23,454
59 Zephyrhills 72.7% 16,062
60 Tavares 71.52% 17,228
61 Stuart 70.88% 16,279
62 Bonita Springs 70.82% 57,755
63 Melbourne 70.82% 82,281
64 Oldsmar 70.44% 14,824
65 Palm Coast 70.44% 88,222
66 Rockledge 70.4% 27,739
67 Orange City 70.39% 12,232
68 Green Cove Springs 70.24% 8,283
69 Cape Coral 69.51% 189,633
70 Lake Mary 68.95% 16,987
71 Pinellas Park 68.2% 53,486
72 Fort Walton Beach 68.16% 22,144
73 Winter Springs 67.9% 36,859
74 Holly Hill 67.78% 12,259
75 High Springs 67.34% 5,875
76 Auburndale 66.97% 16,230
77 Valparaiso 66.45% 5,669
78 Crestview 66.02% 24,687
79 Wildwood 66.0% 7,339
80 Macclenny 65.97% 6,732
81 Panama City 65.9% 35,952
82 Clearwater 65.73% 115,975
83 Longwood 65.29% 15,514
84 Sarasota 64.88% 57,787
85 Deland 64.72% 33,620
86 Maitland 63.81% 17,749
87 St. Petersburg 63.79% 264,001
88 Oviedo 63.45% 41,062
89 Parkland 63.19% 32,878
90 Starke 63.18% 5,415
91 Alachua 62.83% 9,891
92 Pensacola 61.76% 52,918
93 Springfield 61.56% 9,004
94 Mount Dora 61.4% 14,201
95 Callaway 61.04% 14,691
96 Bradenton 60.66% 57,346
97 Orange Park 60.24% 8,764
98 Lakeland 59.88% 110,335
99 Ocala 59.65% 60,021
100 Key West 59.57% 24,495

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the whitest cities in Florida.

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