Tallahassee is a relatively large city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 194,500 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 (13.76%), sales jobs (11.12%), and teaching (10.40%).
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.
Combining city textures and college town sensibilities, Tallahassee really has a nice blend of characteristics. While not a huge city, Tallahassee is big enough to offer a healthy dose of diversion, opportunity, and amenity to its residents and to the thousands of college students who descend on it every fall. Its size and diversity makes Tallahassee more than just a college town, but removing the students from the equation would undeniably change Tallahassee’s character and quality of life.
Not only is Tallahassee a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, creating a very large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile. That’s because Tallahassee is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Tallahassee a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
The education level of Tallahassee ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Tallahassee, 48.17% 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 2018 was $27,677, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,708 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Tallahassee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.