Boca Raton Really Loves Its Coffee, And The Rest Of Palm Beach County Isn't Far Behind
June 29, 2015 — Boca Raton runs on coffee. And so does the rest of Palm Beach County, a new study shows.
FindTheHome and FindTheCompany, two websites that collect and interpret data, recently collaborated to identify the U.S. cities with the most coffee shops per capita. Four Palm Beach County cities made the list, with Boca Raton coming it at No. 2.
In Boca Raton, there are about 16 coffee shops for every 10,000 people. In fact, there are 13 Starbucks stores alone in Boca to fuel the city’s population of 86,671 people. (Good thing there's an app that helps get residents caffeinated even faster.)
Throughout the rest of Palm Beach County, Delray Beach was ranked seventh, while Jupiter and West Palm Beach were ranked No. 23 and 25, respectively. Nearby Fort Lauderdale came in at 19.
Miami Beach topped the list with more than 21 coffee shops per 10,000 people.
Here is the list of Florida cities and the number of cafes per 10,000 people in each:
1. Miami Beach – 21.7
2. Boca Raton – 16.15
5. Sarasota – 14.83
7. Delray Beach – 14.22
10. Kendall – 13.37
13. Hialeah – 12.45
18. Miami – 11.61
19. Fort Lauderdale – 11.21
23. Jupiter – 11.03
25. West Palm Beach – 10.91
Interestingly, the complete list of the top 28 cities appears to pit South Florida against the entirety of the West Coast in the competition for the title of the nation’s caffeine capital.
To compare the per capita rate of coffee shops across the country, see FindTheBest’s map below: