About Tallahassee

Tallahassee Skyline

Source: Talgov.com

Tallahassee is a place where Southern hospitality is more than a slogan, it’s a treasured way of life. This is a diverse community that welcomes people of every background, ethnicity and faith. Whatever your background, wherever you’re from, we are very glad you’re here. Check out Choose Tallahassee’s unique Red Carpet Team; making you feel personally welcomed is their mission in life!

Location

Tallahassee, nestled among the rolling hills of northwest Florida, is located in the center of the eight-county “Big Bend” area. Geographically, Tallahassee is close to both the Gulf of Mexico, a mere twenty miles to the south, and to Georgia, fourteen miles to the north.

Physiography

Tallahassee’s rolling landscape, typical of regions further north, is unique among the major cities of Florida. Some areas of the county, including the downtown ridge encompassing the Capitol complex, City Hall, and the County Courthouse, exceed elevations of 200 feet. The highest elevation in Leon County is 288 feet, found in the northern part of the county, about a quarter mile to the southwest of Lake McBride. To the south of the city the hills yield to the flat terrain that is typical throughout the peninsula of Florida. The northern portion of the county consists of a thick layer of sand, silt, and clay overlying limestone formations, while most of the southern portion is characterized by flat, sandy lowlands.

Climate

Tallahassee has the mild, moist climate characteristic of the Gulf States, and experiences a subtropical summer similar to the rest of Florida. In contrast to the Florida peninsula, however, the panhandle, of which Tallahassee is a part, experiences four seasons.

Prevailing winds average 6.5 miles per hour and are from a southerly direction in the spring and summer, then shift toward a more northerly direction later in the year.

Climate Averages

HI LOW Days > 90° Days < 32° Days of Rain Rainfall
Jan 64 40 0.0 10.8 10 4.7
Feb 67 42 0.0 7.7 9 4.9
Mar 73 48 0.0 3.1 9 6.2
Apr 80 53 1.4 0.3 7 4.0
May 86 62 7.8 0.0 9 4.6
Jun 90 69 19.6 0.0 12 7.0
Jul 91 71 23.1 0.0 16 8.6
Aug 91 72 22.0 0.0 15 7.0
Sep 88 68 15.2 0.0 9 5.5
Oct 81 57 1.8 0.3 5 3.2
Nov 72 47 0.0 4.1 7 3.5
Dec 66 41 0.0 9.5 8 4.3
Annual 78.7 55.7 91.0 35.7 116 63.5

 

Demographics

People QuickFacts Tallahassee
Population, 2010 181,376
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 20.4%
Population, 2000 150,624
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 17.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent,  2010 8.1%
Female persons, percent, 2010 52.9%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 57.4%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 35.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 3.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.1%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 2.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 6.3%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 53.3%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 64.7%
Foreign born persons, percent,  2006-2010 7.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 10.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 90.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 44.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 17.8
Housing units, 2010 84,248
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 42.9%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 42.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $194,500
Households, 2006-2010 73,289
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.23
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $23,598
Median household income 2006-2010 $37,451
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 28.5%
Business QuickFacts Tallahassee
Total number of firms, 2007 15,796
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 16.3%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 S
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 3.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 4.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 30.5%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 574,215
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 533,689
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 2,927,829
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $17,186
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 514,494
Geography QuickFacts Tallahassee
Land area in square miles, 2010 100.25
Persons per square mile, 2010 1,809.3
FIPS Code 70600
Counties Leon County
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts