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 190,894 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 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.

Tallahassee has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Tallahassee has quite a high level of public transit users. Tallahassee’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

Tallahassee is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.60% 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 $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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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