Tallahassee, FL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    185,395
  • Population Density
    1,773 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    104 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    508 3.4
Tallahassee is a midsize city in Florida with 185,395 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 508 reviews
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    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Tallahassee: Its okay but I do see more crime activity now then I did 2 years ago
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: Very quiet neighborhood with nice people in the area
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: It's very college student orientated. I rarely see families
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: The town is much older and appears more run-down than where I'm from.
    • 2
    Crime & Safety at Tallahassee: Sadly, Tallahassee seems to have a decent amount of crime. I frequently see cops patrolling the streets but crime still occurs. Living in the gated community of West 10, makes me feel a lot more safe.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Tallahassee Northeast Township 14,469
Tallahassee East Township 20,744
Tallahassee Central Township 46,336
Tallahassee Northwest Township 25,727
Tallahassee South Township 14,861
Tallahassee Southwest Township 16,984
4.00 Northwest Leon Township 23,753
3.66 Southeast Leon Township 15,575
4.33 Northeast Leon Township 52,670
4.00 East Leon Township 36,567
3.66 Southwest Leon Township 13,196

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Florida State University School Public, Charter, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Leon High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Gilchrist Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Lawton Chiles High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.33 Buck Lake Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Roberts Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Deerlake Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.66 Hawks Rise Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 DeSoto Trail Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 The School of Arts & Sciences Public, Charter, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Swift Creek Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.00 William J. Montford III Middle School Public, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.00 W.T. Moore Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Lincoln High School Public, Coed 9-12 High
3.00 J. Michael Conley Elementary School at Southwoood Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Sealey Elementary School Public, Magnet, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Gretchen Everhart School Public, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Elizabeth Cobb Middle School Public, Magnet, Coed 6-8 Middle
3.00 Kate Sullivan Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Raa Middle School Public, Magnet, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.66 Fairview Middle School Public, Magnet, Coed 6-8 Middle
2.66 Astoria Park Elementary School Public, Magnet, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 SAIL High School Public, Alternative, Coed 9-12 High
2.33 C.K. Steele-Leroy Collins All Male Charter Academy Public, Charter, All-Boys 6-8 Middle
2.66 Frank Hartsfield Elementary School Public, Coed PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 Maclay School Private, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 John Paul II Catholic High School Private, Religious, Coed 9-12 High
Christ Classical Academy Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 North Florida Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Community Christian School Private, Religious, Coed K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Holy Comforter Episcopal School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Trinity Catholic School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Cornerstone Learning Community Private, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Betton Hills Preparatory School Private, Coed PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
Wakulla Christian School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Metropolitan Christian Academy of the Arts Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Bethel Christian Academy Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
The Magnolia School Private, Alternative, Coed K-8 Elementary, Middle
Heritage Academy Gingerbread Day School Private, Religious, Coed PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Rise Institute Private, Coed PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Franklin Academy Private, Religious, Coed 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Florida State University
Florida A&M University
Thomas University
Tallahassee Community College
Lively Technical Center - Adult Education
Aveda Institute - Tallahassee
Southwest Georgia Technical College
Flagler College - Tallahassee
ITT Technical Institute - Tallahassee
North Florida Cosmetology Institute

Around Tallahassee

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
White 52.31% 63.25% 56.60%
African American 34.93% 12.23% 15.39%
Hispanic 6.65% 16.62% 23.33%
Asian 3.79% 4.83% 2.49%
Multiracial 1.82% 2.05% 1.65%
Native American 0.25% 0.66% 0.22%
Other 0.24% 0.19% 0.27%
Pacific Islander 0.01% 0.16% 0.06%

Age

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
9 years and under 10% 13% 11%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 30% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 12%
35 to 44 years 10% 13% 12%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 13%
65 and over 9% 13% 18%

Education Levels

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Less than a high school diploma 7% 14% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 21% 11% 10%

Gender

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Female 52.3% 50.8% 51.1%
Male 47.7% 49.2% 48.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Own 40.6% 64.9% 66.1%
Rent 59.4% 35.1% 33.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Assault 660.5 264.1 353.8
Murder 7.5 5.2 6.1
Rape 105.6 36.8 38.3
Robbery 163.7 135.0 151.5

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Burglary 1234.7 575.0 705.2
Larceny 3251.5 2114.0 2743
Motor vehicle theft 354.5 257.3 228.3

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 93 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 13% Not sure
  • 18% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 150 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 127 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 98 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 97 responses

  • 11% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 52% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 29% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 8% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 51 responses

  • 45% Very accepting.
  • 47% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 6% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 2% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 132 responses

  • 17% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 21% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 94 responses

  • 20% I love everything about it.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 19% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 1% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 112 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments