City of Satellite Beach Named Among 10 Most Successful Cities In State of Florida

By  //  August 25, 2016

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Zippia.com collected data for all 215 places with more than 5,000 people in Florida, we ranked each place from 1 to 215 for each of the criteria, with one being the most successful.

(Zippia) – What is success? Is it the amount of money you have in your bank account, at any given point? Is it that feeling you get after delivering a killer presentation, or even a pretty decent bar joke?

Or is it something bigger–something wholly unnamable, undefinable, immeasurable, and totally subjective?

Probably so.

But here at Zippia, we like things that we can neatly measure and then expound upon. So yes, with the Power of Math, we have determined the unarguable, totally objective 10 most successful cities in Florida.

And here they are:

  1. Gulf Breeze
  2. Key Biscayne
  3. Palm Beach
  4. Parkland
  5. Pinecrest
  6. Surfside
  7. Marco Island
  8. Satellite Beach
  9. Cooper City
  10. Palmetto Bay

If you are trying to argue already with our unarguable list, keep reading. There’s a method to this madness.

How We Determined The Most Successful Cities In Florida

The first thing that comes to most capitalist minds in terms of success is–money. After all, rich people must be successful, right?

Maybe. But we think there’s a bit more that goes into it than that. So we looked at this set of criteria from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey:

  • Poverty Level
  • Median Household Income
  • Unemployment Rate

Median household income is the most digestible way to understand how wealthy a place really is. The unemployment rate tries to capture the prospects for more people to become rich. And finally, if more people are employed, the brighter (and more successful) that place’s future looks.

After we collected the data for all 215 places with more than 5,000 people in Florida, we ranked each place from 1 to 215 for each of the criteria, with 1 being the most successful.

We then averaged all the rankings for a place into a “Success Score” with the place having the lowest overall Success Score crowned the “Most Successful City in Florida.”

So without further ado, let’s get into just what made each of our top 10 cities so successful, starting with our winner, Gulf Breeze.

1. Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,984
Median Income: $85,529
Poverty Level: 4.4%
Unemployment Rate: 4.1%

2. Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,774
Median Income: $121,023
Poverty Level: 6.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.7%

3. Palm Beach

Palm Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,344
Median Income: $105,700
Poverty Level: 6.6%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%

4. Parkland

Parkland, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 25,895
Median Income: $126,905
Poverty Level: 3.4%
Unemployment Rate: 6.9%

5. Pinecrest

Pinecrest, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,914
Median Income: $122,235
Poverty Level: 5.9%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%

6. Surfside

Surfside, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,927
Median Income: $70,042
Poverty Level: 5.7%
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

7. Marco Island

Satellite Beach, Florida
Population 2014: 16,921
Median Income: $73,031
Poverty Level: 7.2%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

8. Satellite Beach

Satellite Beach, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,262
Median Income: $63,793
Poverty Level: 4.5%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%

9. Cooper City

Cooper City, Florida

Source: Flickr

Population: 32,058
Median Income: $91,285
Poverty Level: 4.6%
Unemployment Rate: 8.4%

10. Palmetto Bay

Palmetto Bay, Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,214
Median Income: $108,360
Poverty Level: 5.4%
Unemployment Rate: 8.6%

Measuring Success

If you’re still looking at this post thinking, “Surely, such superficial methods can’t possibly measure a city, or rather, the individuals that make up that city’s success!” well, you’re probably right.

But we like to measure things, and when it comes to success, we feel pretty successful in our approach. Congrats to Gulf Breeze and our winners. And for those who didn’t make the cut, well, better luck next year.

Detailed List Of The Most Successful Cities In Florida

RANK CITY MEDIAN INCOME POVERTY RATE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
1 Gulf Breeze $85,529 4.4% 4.1%
2 Key Biscayne $121,023 6.5% 4.7%
3 Palm Beach $105,700 6.6% 4.4%
4 Parkland $126,905 3.4% 6.9%
5 Pinecrest $122,235 5.9% 6.4%
6 Surfside $70,042 5.7% 5.6%
7 Marco Island $73,031 7.2% 5.4%
8 Satellite Beach $63,793 4.5% 6.0%
9 Cooper City $91,285 4.6% 8.4%
10 Palmetto Bay $108,360 5.4% 8.6%
11 Maitland $69,080 7.9% 4.9%
12 Jupiter $70,240 7.9% 5.7%
13 Palm Beach Gardens $67,102 6.8% 6.9%
14 Tequesta $54,787 5.6% 4.9%
15 Wellington $81,481 6.1% 8.3%
16 Coral Gables $93,590 9.1% 7.2%
17 Valparaiso $60,591 5.8% 6.9%
18 Destin $66,324 7.6% 6.8%
19 Oviedo $82,259 6.7% 8.4%
20 Atlantic Beach $70,095 9.3% 5.4%
21 Weston $91,613 7.4% 8.5%
22 Naples $80,571 10.3% 5.9%
23 Sanibel $97,788 9.1% 7.6%
24 Lighthouse Point $74,732 7.1% 8.4%
25 Doral $72,623 9.9% 6.3%
26 Belle Isle $76,477 5.1% 9.3%
27 Longboat Key $84,403 10.3% 7.4%
28 North Palm Beach $56,460 8.8% 5.2%
29 Safety Harbor $58,375 8.4% 6.4%
30 Neptune Beach $67,386 11.6% 5.9%
31 Lake Mary $84,741 7.5% 9.3%
32 St. Augustine Beach $64,167 9.0% 7.3%
33 Royal Palm Beach $66,620 7.7% 8.6%
34 Niceville $62,538 12.6% 4.6%
35 Southwest Ranches $101,198 6.8% 10.9%
36 Jacksonville Beach $58,792 11.2% 5.3%
37 Plantation $66,886 9.2% 8.1%
38 North Bay Village $50,421 8.9% 4.3%
39 Miami Lakes $65,269 10.8% 7.0%
40 Panama City Beach $53,242 8.8% 6.3%
41 Minneola $52,500 10.4% 4.2%
42 Newberry $59,263 14.2% 3.1%
43 Cutler Bay $62,130 9.7% 8.1%
44 Miami Shores $88,977 6.9% 11.6%
45 Lynn Haven $57,529 10.7% 7.6%
46 Pembroke Pines $61,539 7.1% 9.9%
47 Bay Harbor Islands $55,196 11.8% 6.8%
48 Boca Raton $71,867 11.9% 8.7%
49 Winter Garden $58,355 9.6% 8.6%
50 St. Pete Beach $63,071 13.5% 7.2%
51 Aventura $59,657 11.5% 8.3%
52 Key West $54,306 13.3% 6.3%
53 Ocoee $62,487 9.1% 9.9%
54 Coral Springs $66,271 8.6% 11.1%
55 Coconut Creek $53,316 7.7% 9.5%
56 Miramar $64,987 8.2% 11.4%
57 Clewiston $53,438 13.1% 7.2%
58 Winter Park $56,995 14.5% 7.3%
59 Dunedin $46,310 8.9% 8.1%
60 Fort Myers Beach $52,685 12.0% 8.2%
61 DeBary $52,258 8.5% 9.5%
62 Islamorada $57,289 9.1% 10.5%
63 New Smyrna Beach $50,918 14.1% 6.6%
64 Seminole $47,588 11.1% 7.3%
65 Davie $58,924 12.8% 9.1%
66 Sunny Isles Beach $45,972 13.6% 6.2%
67 Winter Springs $64,038 9.8% 11.7%
68 Cocoa Beach $51,866 10.3% 9.5%
69 Clermont $55,336 12.0% 9.5%
70 Apopka $57,925 13.8% 9.3%
71 Oldsmar $54,186 11.9% 9.6%
72 Altamonte Springs $50,013 10.5% 9.5%
73 Port Orange $44,981 12.4% 7.7%
74 Rockledge $59,905 8.4% 13.2%
75 Longwood $56,163 9.0% 12.2%
76 West Melbourne $52,563 9.4% 11.4%
77 Sunrise $49,370 11.0% 9.9%
78 Alachua $52,540 16.1% 8.4%
79 Treasure Island $62,432 13.0% 11.7%
80 Mount Dora $48,434 15.8% 8.1%
81 Miami Beach $42,547 16.3% 5.7%
82 Fernandina Beach $52,165 15.1% 9.4%
83 Miami Springs $52,021 11.7% 11.4%
84 North Port $50,855 12.9% 10.7%
85 Lauderdale-by-the-Sea $54,533 15.3% 10.4%
86 Ormond Beach $49,000 16.2% 8.8%
87 Temple Terrace $50,978 17.1% 8.9%
88 Tamarac $43,250 11.0% 10.0%
89 Fort Walton Beach $49,552 15.4% 9.5%
90 Mascotte $40,494 16.2% 7.0%
91 Punta Gorda $56,081 13.5% 12.2%
92 Crestview $51,115 18.3% 9.0%
93 High Springs $55,433 16.4% 11.2%
94 Indian Harbour Beach $57,254 10.6% 16.3%
95 Pensacola $46,424 15.5% 9.4%
96 Wilton Manors $50,618 12.4% 12.1%
97 South Miami $54,101 14.1% 11.9%
98 Clearwater $43,306 15.9% 8.7%
99 Marathon $48,125 20.2% 8.4%
100 Bonita Springs $53,530 22.3% 9.0%
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