Tallahassee, FL
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Living in Tallahassee


Tallahassee is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 191,049 people and 68 constituent neighborhoods, Tallahassee is the seventh largest community in Florida.

Tallahassee is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.76% 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 (15.41%), sales jobs (12.00%), and teaching (9.60%).

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.

Not only is Tallahassee a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Tallahassee a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The education level of Tallahassee ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tallahassee, 47.60% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Tallahassee in 2010 was $24,144, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,576 for a family of four. However, Tallahassee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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