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 91.52% 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 (11.45%), and teaching (9.93%).

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 made interesting by being both a reasonably big city and having a major college student population: students here will find that the city provides a lot of amenities, culture, and opportunities for them. Tallahassee is more than just a college town, however, though the thousands of students certainly are a major part of the character of the city, as well as a contributor to the local economy.

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.

Tallahassee is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.02% of adults in Tallahassee have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Tallahassee in 2010 was $25,471, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,884 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.