The 10 Richest Cities In Florida For 2022


We analyzed 215 places in Florida to determine where the 1% live.

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You have to be the owner of SunnyD, a lottery winner, or have a crazy good, high paying, job to live in our richest cities in Florida for 2022. If you’re looking for safe cities and neighborhoods, amazing schools, large green spaces, good food, high-end shopping, with paycheck to match, you can stop your search. There are cities in the Sunshine State that have all of these amenities, and more, because they cater to the Florida “one percenters”.

How does one get their hand on one of these cities? Well, a couple of things have to fall into place for you. First off, you need to find a job that pays at least $100,000/year. Might we suggest a job in healthcare in our number one richest city. Whether it’s performing plastic surgery or just taking care of the snowbirds, we’re sure you’ll stay busy and wealthy. Did we mention that Florida does not have state income tax and that their corporate tax is super low? So creating your own business in Longboat Key might be the ‘key’ to your Florida success. Monetary wealth does make a city rich, but there are cities on our list that are both rich in the dollar as well as rich in amenities.

Cities like Parkland and Gulf Breeze have a park-like atmosphere, and cities like Lighthouse Point and Coral Gables have beaches that rival the Caribbean. More importantly, these cities have staycation written all over them. This means that you and your money can stay put so that you can afford to live in these fancy cities. In all seriousness, our richest cities in Florida have some of the best schools in the country. Blue ribbon elementary schools, gold star high schools with focus in STEM, the Arts, and Aviation, and colleges like Palm Beach College, are delivering the next generation of millionaires one student at a time.

To take a closer look at the wealthiest cities in Florida for 2022, have your chef make your favorite meal and your driver deliver you to your favorite beach, and read on.

To narrow down the richest cities in Florida, we looked at several factors: poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate. The cities also had to have a population of at least 5,000.

There were 221 said wealthy cities in the largest state in the southeast. What was the richest city in Florida? Without further adieu, the wealthiest city in Florida for 2022 is Palm Beach.

So, if you care about living where there are great jobs and wealthy people, take a look the list below. The Sunshine State is calling.

Rich people not your cup of tea? Feel free to check out some more reading about Florida:

The 10 Richest Cities In Florida For 2022

1. Lake Mary

Lake Mary, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 16,987
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 3)
Median Income: $92,441
Unemployment Rate: 2.4%
Poverty Rate: 4.2%
More on Lake Mary: Real Estate | Photos

2. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,776
Rank Last Year: 1 (Down 1)
Median Income: $169,003
Unemployment Rate: 3.3%
Poverty Rate: 3.9%
More on Palm Beach: Real Estate | Photos

3. Longboat Key

Longboat Key, FL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,299
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Income: $108,015
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 3.7%
More on Longboat Key: Real Estate | Photos

4. Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach, FL

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 23,562
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 7)
Median Income: $96,629
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 6.2%
More on Jacksonville Beach: Real Estate | Photos

5. Atlantic Beach

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 13,831
Rank Last Year: 8 (Up 3)
Median Income: $84,830
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 4.3%
More on Atlantic Beach: Real Estate

6. Parkland

Parkland, FL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,878
Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Median Income: $159,692
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%
Poverty Rate: 3.6%
More on Parkland: Real Estate | Photos

7. Palm Beach Gardens

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 56,979
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 2)
Median Income: $89,736
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Poverty Rate: 5.6%
More on Palm Beach Gardens: Real Estate | Photos

8. Naples

Naples, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 21,750
Rank Last Year: 18 (Up 10)
Median Income: $118,141
Unemployment Rate: 2.5%
Poverty Rate: 7.6%
More on Naples: Real Estate | Photos

9. Neptune Beach

Neptune Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,214
Rank Last Year: 36 (Up 27)
Median Income: $95,819
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Poverty Rate: 6.6%
More on Neptune Beach: Real Estate | Photos

10. North Palm Beach

North Palm Beach, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 13,090
Rank Last Year: 23 (Up 13)
Median Income: $71,830
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Poverty Rate: 4.9%
More on North Palm Beach: Real Estate | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Richest Places In Florida For 2022

Map Of The Richest Places To Live In Florida
The first thing that comes to most people’s minds when they think about determining the richest places is to simply identify personal incomes. After all, rich people have really high salaries.

However, we don’t believe that one statistic wholly encompasses what it means to be one of the “richest places”. So we looked at this set of criteria from the newly released 2016-2020 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how rich a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. If more people are employed, the richer the future looks.

After we collected the data for all 221 places with more than 5,000 people in Florida, we ranked each place from 1 to 221 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the richest.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Rich Score” with the place having the lowest overall Rich Score, Lake Mary, crowned the “Richest City In Florida For 2022”. You can download the data here.

You can learn more about the top ten below or skip to the end to see the rankings for all 221 places.

Summary: The Wealthiest Places In Florida For 2022

Like we said earlier, when we set out to identify the richest places in Florida, we weren’t sure what we’d encounter, but it ended up being some of the best places to live in Florida.

When you look at the data, the cities and places mentioned above meet the criteria for being at the very top of the income ladder for everyone that lives there.

If you’re curious enough, here are the poorest cities in Florida, according to data:

Poorest: Pahokee
2nd Poorest: Belle Glade
3rd Poorest: Opa-locka

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Richest Cities In Florida

Rank City RichScore Median Income
1 Lake Mary 11.33 $92,441
2 Palm Beach 11.67 $169,003
3 Longboat Key 12.67 $108,015
4 Jacksonville Beach 17.33 $96,629
5 Atlantic Beach 17.67 $84,830
6 Parkland 19.33 $159,692
7 Palm Beach Gardens 19.67 $89,736
8 Naples 20.33 $118,141
9 Neptune Beach 22.0 $95,819
10 North Palm Beach 23.0 $71,830
11 Sanibel 24.33 $92,875
12 Coral Gables 28.67 $103,999
13 Southwest Ranches 29.33 $133,750
14 Fort Myers Beach 32.33 $75,919
15 Niceville 33.0 $82,219
16 Royal Palm Beach 33.0 $83,636
17 Pinecrest 33.67 $164,419
18 Lauderdale-By-The-Sea 34.0 $69,860
19 Key Biscayne 34.0 $166,667
20 Marco Island 34.33 $84,288
21 Miami Lakes 36.33 $77,535
22 Cooper City 36.67 $108,763
23 Oviedo 37.0 $98,922
24 Lighthouse Point 37.0 $76,001
25 Destin 38.67 $81,468
26 Jupiter 39.33 $87,163
27 West Melbourne 39.67 $75,552
28 Tequesta 41.67 $76,556
29 Weston 41.67 $113,032
30 Debary 43.67 $71,554
31 Safety Harbor 43.67 $83,116
32 Panama City Beach 44.0 $65,253
33 Belle Isle 44.33 $101,042
34 Miami Shores 45.33 $125,202
35 Key West 46.0 $73,029
36 Wilton Manors 46.67 $72,070
37 Wellington 47.33 $90,924
38 Winter Park 48.0 $80,500
39 Winter Springs 48.33 $76,550
40 North Bay Village 50.0 $69,239
41 North Port 50.0 $64,543
42 Doral 52.33 $75,138
43 Satellite Beach 53.33 $84,293
44 Valparaiso 53.67 $67,679
45 Venice 57.0 $61,953
46 Miami Springs 58.0 $65,910
47 Minneola 58.0 $72,764
48 Milton 59.33 $62,561
49 Bonita Springs 60.0 $72,475
50 Palmetto Bay 60.33 $123,235
51 Maitland 60.67 $79,821
52 Rockledge 62.33 $70,028
53 Coconut Creek 62.33 $65,578
54 Clermont 63.0 $71,726
55 Plantation 63.33 $75,780
56 New Smyrna Beach 64.33 $61,885
57 Macclenny 65.33 $56,461
58 Ormond Beach 66.67 $55,189
59 Oldsmar 67.0 $63,088
60 St. Pete Beach 68.33 $79,580
61 Flagler Beach 69.0 $51,913
62 Seminole 70.0 $61,261
63 Lynn Haven 70.67 $68,406
64 Boca Raton 72.0 $84,445
65 Bay Harbor Islands 72.33 $99,063
66 Fernandina Beach 73.67 $76,595
67 Treasure Island 74.0 $68,292
68 Newberry 74.67 $70,517
69 Davie 75.67 $74,523
70 Temple Terrace 77.67 $56,209
71 Cutler Bay 78.0 $75,699
72 Aventura 78.0 $65,893
73 Pembroke Pines 78.33 $68,683
74 Edgewater 79.67 $49,487
75 Winter Garden 80.33 $85,065
76 Miramar 80.33 $70,477
77 Port St. Lucie 80.67 $62,380
78 Palm Coast 81.33 $57,872
79 Apopka 82.33 $69,343
80 Cape Canaveral 85.67 $53,016
81 Kenneth City 86.67 $47,282
82 Ocoee 88.33 $79,273
83 Gulf Breeze 88.33 $91,705
84 Hialeah Gardens 89.0 $52,979
85 Stuart 89.33 $53,829
86 Mascotte 91.67 $56,173
87 St. Petersburg 92.0 $60,798
88 Deltona 92.0 $56,760
89 Longwood 93.33 $65,651
90 Orange Park 93.33 $62,979
91 Cape Coral 93.67 $61,780
92 Coral Springs 95.67 $77,488
93 Cocoa Beach 96.0 $66,706
94 Sunny Isles Beach 96.33 $50,617
95 Auburndale 96.33 $54,638
96 Sarasota 97.33 $56,093
97 St. Augustine Beach 98.0 $84,053
98 Miami Beach 98.33 $57,211
99 Davenport 98.67 $53,586
100 Port Orange 101.0 $56,242

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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the richest cities in Florida.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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