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.

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.

Many people in Tallahassee take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Tallahassee citizens for affordable transportation.

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.