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Tallahassee, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tallahassee is the 7th largest city in Florida with a population of 188,588 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Tallahassee is located at latitude 30.4551 and longitude -84.2534 in Leon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Tallahassee (see map below) encompass a land area of 100.35 sq. miles and a water area of 3.2 sq. miles. Leon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 203 feet.

The City of Tallahassee (GNIS ID: 2405563) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Tallahassee is located within Tallahassee East CCD of Leon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Tallahassee population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Tallahassee: Apalache Old Fields, Newton, Newtown, Old Field Town, Pueblo Nueva, Talajasy, Tallahassa, Tallahassee Talofa, Tonabys Town, Tunapy, Villanueva.

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Tallahassee, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 188,588
Population in Households 173,970
Population in Familes 103,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,618
Population Density1 1,879
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 76,756
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 35,395
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 87,028 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,394 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,362 (55.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,272 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $196,944
Average Home Value $254,026


Median Household Income $38,701
Average Household Income $60,271
Per Capita Income $25,262
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.61%
Households 0.41% 0.54%
Families 0.34% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Tallahassee, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Tallahassee to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 99th
Population Density1 # 402 56th
Diversity Index2 # 243 74th
Median Household Income # 644 30th
Per Capita Income # 448 51st

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