Whitfield, Manatee County, Florida

Whitfield, locally known 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.

Whitfield, Florida

Whitfield Estates, Florida
Location in Manatee County and the state of Florida
Whitfield, Florida
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 27°24′42″N 82°34′3″W[1]
CountryUnited States
  Total1.4 sq mi (3.7 km2)
  Land1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
  Water0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
  Density2,131.4/sq mi (806.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area code(s)941
FIPS code12-77467[2]
GNIS feature ID1867236[3]


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, not in the city of Sarasota (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.[4]

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 District7207, 7211, 7215, 7219 and 7316 Broughton StreetOctober 29, 1993
John M. Beasley House7706 Westmoreland DriveMarch 5, 1996
Whitfield Estates–Lantana Avenue Historic District332-336 Lantana AvenueMarch 8, 1997
Austin House227 Delmar AvenueFebruary 5, 1998
Reid-Woods House373 Whitfield AvenueAugust 31, 2000
Villa Serena Apartments7014 Willow StreetSeptember 29, 2000
Paul M. Souder House242 Greenwood AvenueNovember 2, 2000
Stevens–Gilchrist House235 Delmar AvenueAugust 17, 2001

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


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

As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 2,984 people, 1,244 households, and 878 families residing in the CDP.[2] 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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