Tallahassee, FL
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Tallahassee is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 189,907 people and 68 constituent neighborhoods, Tallahassee is the seventh largest community in Florida.

Tallahassee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.34% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tallahassee is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tallahassee who work in office and administrative support (15.30%), sales jobs (11.16%), and teaching (9.31%).

Also of interest is that Tallahassee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Tallahassee is a nice balance between life in a moderately big city and the interesting diversions and culture that come from having a big college student population. The thousands of students who arrive on campus every fall will find that Tallahassee has plenty of amenities and opportunities for them, while residents of Tallahassee enjoy the lectures, music, art, and economic trickle-down that colleges typically provide. "Town and Gown" complement each other in Tallahassee.

The citizens of Tallahassee are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.46% of adults in Tallahassee have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Tallahassee in 2010 was $23,942, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,768 for a family of four. However, Tallahassee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Tallahassee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.06% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Tallahassee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tallahassee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tallahassee residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tallahassee include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Tallahassee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.