Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    179,298
  • Population Density
    1,732 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    104 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    236 3.2
Tallahassee is a midsize city in Florida with 179,298 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 236 reviews
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    • 3
    Transportation at Tallahassee: The transportation in my area was fairly orgnaized
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Tallahassee: There are a lot of college students but safe
    • 3
    Employment at Tallahassee: Students come and go frequently so jobs are stable
    • 4
    Local Businesses at Tallahassee: Close to campus, a lot of variety in area
    • 3
    Community at Tallahassee: People tend to live in the area as long as they are attending college

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Tallahassee Northeast Township 13,576
4.00 Tallahassee East Township 18,725
2.66 Tallahassee Central Township 46,743
2.66 Tallahassee Northwest Township 26,082
2.66 Tallahassee South Township 12,921
3.00 Tallahassee Southwest Township 18,535
3.66 Northwest Leon Township 23,733
3.66 Southeast Leon Township 14,377
4.00 Northeast Leon Township 50,359
4.00 East Leon Township 36,325
2.66 Southwest Leon Township 11,976

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 32303 48,457
2.33 32304 47,567
4.00 32312 31,104
4.00 32309 30,327
3.33 32301 27,233
4.00 32308 20,223
2.66 32305 19,722
4.00 32311 17,541
3.00 32310 17,456
4.00 32317 13,703
32399 19

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.33 Leon County Schools 64

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, Middle
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, Middle, 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
Maranatha Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Maclay School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 John Paul II Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
Christ Classical Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Seven Hills Academy Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 North Florida Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, 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
Innovation Schools of Excellence Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Celebration Baptist Kinderschool Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Cornerstone Learning Community Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Betton Hills Preparatory School Private PK, K-1 Pre-K, Elementary
Faith Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten Private, Religious PK, K 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
Faith Baptist Child Development Center Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Bethel Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Covenant Academy Preparatory School Private, Religious K-10 Elementary, Middle
The Magnolia School Private, Alternative K-8 Elementary, Middle
Heritage Academy Gingerbread Day School Private, Religious PK, K-9 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Creative Preschool Private PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Rise Institute Private PK, K-7 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Franklin Academy Private, Religious 1-12 Elementary, High
Great Oaks Day School Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

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 53.91% 64.16% 58.41%
African American 33.68% 12.21% 15.15%
Hispanic 6.25% 16.05% 22.06%
Asian 3.69% 4.67% 2.39%
Multiracial 1.85% 1.85% 1.42%
Native American 0.29% 0.66% 0.21%
Other 0.21% 0.21% 0.28%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.15% 0.05%

Age

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
9 years and under 10% 13% 12%
10 to 17 years 7% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 31% 10% 9%
25 to 34 years 16% 13% 12%
35 to 44 years 10% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 10% 15% 14%
55 to 64 years 9% 12% 12%
65 and over 8% 13% 17%

Education Levels

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Less than a high school diploma 8% 15% 14%
High school diploma or equivalent 18% 29% 30%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 29%
Bachelor's degree 27% 18% 17%
Master's degree or higher 20% 10% 9%

Gender

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Male 47.8% 49.2% 48.9%
Female 52.2% 50.8% 51.1%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Rent 57.4% 33.9% 31.0%
Own 42.6% 66.1% 69.0%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Assault 501.5 280.9 375.7
Murder 6.5 5.6 6.6
Rape 62.0 29.2 29.4
Robbery 283.1 150.7 177.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Tallahassee, FL United States Florida
Burglary 1418.1 718.3 912.3
Larceny 2945.6 2276.2 2871.0
Motor vehicle theft 282.5 275.5 237.7

Income

Weather

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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 13 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 this area on the following topics:     Based on 13 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Things to do and see
  • The people

How likely are you to still be in this area in:     Based on 13 responses

Very unlikely
Very likely
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • Forever

How would you describe the local atmosphere of the area where you live?     Based on 12 responses

  • 8% Always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 25% Usually plenty of things to do, but there is some down time.
  • 50% There are occasionally fun things to do, but it can get boring around here.
  • 17% There is never anything to do.

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 12 responses

  • 58% Yes
  • 25% Not sure
  • 17% No

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank this neighborhood compared to other neighborhoods in the area?     Based on 11 responses

  • 9% Top 1%
  • 18% Top 5%
  • 9% Top 10%
  • 18% Top 25%
  • 27% Top 50%
  • 18% Bottom 50%

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank the area you live in comparison to everywhere else in the country?     Based on 12 responses

  • 0% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 8% Top 10%
  • 33% Top 25%
  • 42% Top 50%
  • 17% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 13 responses

  • 23% Significantly better
  • 15% Slightly better
  • 62% Same
  • 0% Slightly worse
  • 0% Significantly worse

What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to this area?     Based on 8 responses

  • 62% This town doesn't have much to do.
  • 38% There's loads of artsy things to do.

What one word or phrase best describes this area?     Based on 14 responses

  • 36% Active
  • 36% Its a calm vibe. Owners frequently walk their dogs
  • 21% Pretty boring.
  • 7% It's not who you but sometimes what you know.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 13 responses

  • 23% I love everything about it.
  • 31% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 46% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

What initiatives is this area taking to make the community a better place?     Based on 7 responses

  • 42% Street lights are being fixed
  • 42% Reporting anything suspicious.
  • 17% More cop patrols

What are the best things about the area where you live?     Based on 13 responses

  • 27% The weather
  • 27% Safe environment
  • 23% Close to local stores
  • 14% Bus stops in front of the apartment
  • 9% Tons of activities to do

What are the worst things about the area where you live?     Based on 13 responses

  • 36% Traffic
  • 20% The roads
  • 12% Shootings/murders/other crimes
  • 12% Parking
  • 12% Loud parties or gatherings
  • 8% The circle K at the corner of Ocala and Pensacola

What are the best things about this state?     Based on 13 responses

  • 32% Beaches
  • 18% Sun
  • 12% DisneyWorld
  • 9% Pamana City Beach
  • 9% Universal
  • 9% Culture
  • 6% Florida A&M University
  • 3% Naples
  • 3% SCUBA Diving
  • 0% Tennis

What are the worst things about this state?     Based on 12 responses

  • 65% The deadly humidity
  • 24% Traffic
  • 12% Crime