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 90.83% 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 (15.63%), sales jobs (11.75%), and teaching (9.58%).

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 is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.49% 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 $23,808, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,232 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 Creole.