Tallahassee, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Tallahassee, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Tallahassee is the 7th largest city in Florida with a population of 191,649 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 191,649
Population in Households 177,325
Population in Familes 104,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,324
Population Density1 1,910
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $41,312
Average Household Income $64,566
Per Capita Income $26,963


Total Housing Units 88,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,147 (33.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,781 (55.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,207 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $212,477
Average Home Value $265,912


Total Households 77,929
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 35,900
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.67% 0.74%
Households 0.49% 0.68%
Families 0.43% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.84%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

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, 2018 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 Density # 404 56th
Diversity Index # 255 73rd
Median Household Income # 657 29th
Per Capita Income # 461 50th

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