What Florida Looks Like Today
The ZIP codes most/least like Florida overall.
The five ZIP codes in Florida with the LEAST diversity:
32692 — Suwannee, Dixie County
This ZIP covers the mouth of the Suwannee, north of Cedar Key in the Big Bend area of Florida. The area is small, aging, almost entirely white and is one of the few places in Florida with negative population growth.
34228 — Longboat Key, Sarasota County
It’s one of Florida’s wealthiest and whitest communities. It’s also old. Median age: 72.4.
34215 — Cortez, Manatee County
The tip of Bradenton leading out to Bradenton Beach. It’s like Longboat Key demographically, just not as much.
32648 — Horseshoe Beach, Dixie County
Just up the coast from Suwannee, about halfway to Steinhatchee. The ZIP is demographically similar to Longboat Key and Cortez.
32209 — Jacksonville, Duval County
This ZIP, northwest of Jacksonville’s downtown, is overwhelmingly black and, for Florida, relatively young.
Source: University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research analysis of U.S. Census data.
Income Equality and Inequality
- Miami Beach and Miami — Florida cities with the greatest income inequality
- Deltona and North Lauderdale — Cities with the least income inequality
- Coral Gables — 61.8% hold a bachelor’s or above
- Winter Park — 59.5% hold a bachelor’s or above
- Lauderdale Lakes — 12.5% hold a bachelor’s or above
- Hialeah — 13.3% hold a bachelor’s or above
Highest Share of Seniors (65 and over)
- Estero — 43.6%
- Bonita Springs — 38.4%
- New Smyrna Beach — 34.6%
Lowest Share of Seniors
- Doral — 6.9%
- Homestead — 7.1%
Highest Share of Youth (17 and under)
- Homestead — 31.7%
- Parkland — 30.2%
Lowest Share of Youth
- Estero — 12.5%
- New Smyrna Beach — 12.5%
- Gainesville — 12.8%
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