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Whitfield, Florida

Whitfield Estates, Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Whitfield, Manatee County, Florida is located in the United States
Whitfield, Manatee County, Florida
Whitfield, Manatee County, Florida
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Florida
County Manatee
 • Total 1.40 sq mi (3.62 km2)
 • Land 1.38 sq mi (3.57 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total 2,989
 • Density 2,167.51/sq mi (836.74/km2)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area code(s) 941
FIPS code 12-77467
GNIS feature ID 1867236

Whitfield, better known locally as Whitfield Estates, is a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,882 at the 2010 census. It is part of the North PortSarasotaBradenton Metropolitan Statistical Area. It receives its mail from the Sarasota post office located in Sarasota County.


The Whitfield Estates Subdivision is a residential development in Whitfield, Manatee County, Florida, in the Sarasota metropolitan area, that was platted in 1925. Although the Whitfield Estates Subdivision is in Manatee County, Florida, not in the city of Sarasota, Florida (in Sarasota County) proper, residents use "Sarasota" as their mailing address and have associated themselves more with Sarasota, just to the south, rather than with Bradenton, a bit further to the north in Manatee County.

The following districts and properties in the subdivision are listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

Resource Name Image Address Added
Whitfield Estates-Broughton Street Historic District Sarasota FL Whitfield Estates-Broughton St HD 7219-02.jpg 7207, 7211, 7215, 7219 and 7316 Broughton Street October 29, 1993
John M. Beasley House Sarasota FL Beasley House01.jpg 7706 Westmoreland Drive March 5, 1996
Whitfield Estates-Lantana Avenue Historic District Sarasota FL Whitfield Estates Lantana Ave 332-02.jpg 332-336 Lantana Avenue March 8, 1997
Austin House Sarasota FL Austin House01.jpg 227 Delmar Avenue February 5, 1998
Reid-Woods House Sarasota FL Reid-Woods House02.jpg 373 Whitfield Avenue August 31, 2000
Villa Serena Apartments Sarasota FL Villa Serena Apts01.jpg 7014 Willow Street September 29, 2000
Paul M. Souder House Sarasota FL Souder House03.jpg 242 Greenwood Avenue November 2, 2000
Stevens-Gilchrist House Sarasota FL Stevens-Gilchrist House02.jpg 235 Delmar Avenue August 17, 2001

Most of the above were listed in conjunction with the 1996 Whitfield Estates Subdivision Multiple Property Submission.


Whitfield is located at 27°24′42″N 82°34′3″W / 27.41167°N 82.56750°W / 27.41167; -82.56750 (27.411620, -82.567518).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (1.41%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 3,152
2000 2,984 −5.3%
2010 2,882 −3.4%
2020 2,989 3.7%

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 2,984 people, 1,244 households, and 878 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,125.0 people per square mile (822.9/km2). There were 1,364 housing units at an average density of 971.3/sq mi (376.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.27% White, 2.98% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population.

There were 1,244 households, out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 17.9% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,536, and the median income for a family was $54,009. Males had a median income of $35,444 versus $24,375 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,408. About 3.3% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

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