Tallahassee, FL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    183,638
  • Population Density
    1,773 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    104 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    336 3.3
Tallahassee is a midsize city in Florida with 183,638 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
3.3 from 336 reviews
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    • 4
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: As a college student, this town has a great atmosphere and great nightlife. For children growing up, there is nothing to do here really. For parents starting and raising families, the school systems are great in this area of town, and there are many safe neighborhoods.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: I would not choose to live here but reside because of my univesity. The crime rate also seems to be worsening.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: Around the downtown area there is a lot of congestion and some bad areas. The area however does have things to do and places to eat and the rental cost and pretty good.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: Tallahassee isn't a terrible place to live if you can deal with over 50.000 college students in one town. I moved here over 10 years ago and haven't regretted it since. Once I graduate College I would like to move back to a small town and grow old working on cars.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Tallahassee: I like all of the different businesses; I think the area has a good variety of places to eat and shop. It's not as hot as south Florida, which I appreciate, and it's beautiful scenery-wise.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Tallahassee Northeast Township 13,788
4.00 Tallahassee East Township 20,562
2.66 Tallahassee Central Township 46,601
2.66 Tallahassee Northwest Township 25,360
2.66 Tallahassee South Township 14,485
3.00 Tallahassee Southwest Township 16,941
3.66 Northwest Leon Township 23,233
3.66 Southeast Leon Township 15,437
4.00 Northeast Leon Township 52,895
4.00 East Leon Township 36,652
2.66 Southwest Leon Township 12,670

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 32303 46,671
2.33 32304 47,417
4.00 32312 31,913
4.00 32309 31,679
3.33 32301 28,465
4.00 32308 22,326
2.66 32305 20,448
4.00 32311 19,400
3.00 32310 16,980
4.00 32317 13,325
32399 0

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 Leon County Schools 62

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Florida State University School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Leon High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Gilchrist Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Killearn Lakes Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
4.00 Lawton Chiles High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Buck Lake Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Roberts Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Deerlake Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 Hawks Rise Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 DeSoto Trail Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 The School of Arts & Sciences Public, Charter K-8 Elementary
3.66 Swift Creek Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 William J. Montford III Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.66 W.T. Moore Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.66 Lincoln High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 J. Michael Conley Elementary School at Southwoood Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Sealey Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Canopy Oaks Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Gretchen Everhart School Public PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, High
3.33 Chaires Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Elizabeth Cobb Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Kate Sullivan Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 Raa Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Fairview Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.00 Astoria Park Elementary School Public, Magnet PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

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

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.00 Florida State University
3.00 Florida A&M University
2.66 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 52.37% 63.25% 57.23%
African American 34.86% 12.23% 15.33%
Hispanic 6.49% 16.62% 22.89%
Asian 3.84% 4.83% 2.45%
Multiracial 1.89% 2.05% 1.58%
Other 0.27% 0.19% 0.26%
Native American 0.24% 0.66% 0.21%
Pacific Islander 0.05% 0.16% 0.05%

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% 13%
45 to 54 years 9% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 13%
65 and over 8% 13% 18%

Education Levels

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Less than a high school diploma 8% 14% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 17% 28% 30%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 26% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 21% 11% 9%

Gender

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Male 47.9% 49.2% 48.9%
Female 52.1% 50.8% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Rent 58.8% 35.1% 32.9%
Own 41.2% 64.9% 67.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Assault 445.1 278.9 356.9
Murder 5.8 5.0 6.1
Rape 84.8 15.3
Robbery 205.1 159.8 167.7

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Burglary 1103.3 573.5 815.7
Larceny 2964.3 2079.6 2798.2
Motor vehicle theft 233.2 235.5 219.7

Income

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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 50 responses

  • 66% Yes
  • 16% Not sure
  • 18% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 53 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 48 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 22 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 22 responses

  • 9% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 27% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 14% 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 12 responses

  • 42% Very accepting.
  • 42% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 17% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 45 responses

  • 7% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 64% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 29% 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 42 responses

  • 19% I love everything about it.
  • 52% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 38 responses

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