Leon County, FL

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Population

290,292

0.858% growth

Median Age

31.4


Median Household Income

$51,642

1.05% growth

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Number of Employees

147,503

2.76% growth

Median Property Value

$201,300

1.87% growth

About

In 2017, Leon County, FL had a population of 290k people with a median age of 31.4 and a median household income of $51,642. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Leon County, FL grew from 287,822 to 290,292, a 0.858% increase and its median household income grew from $51,107 to $51,642, a 1.05% increase.

The population of Leon County, FL is 56.7% White Alone, 30.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6.24% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Leon County, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Leon County, FL are Florida State University (12,825 degrees awarded in 2016), Tallahassee Community College (3,111 degrees), and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (2,333 degrees).

The median property value in Leon County, FL is $201,300, and the homeownership rate is 54.9%. Most people in Leon County, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Leon County, FL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Leon County, FL employs 148k people. The largest industries in Leon County, FL are Educational Services (21,998 people), Public Administration (21,056 people), and Retail Trade (18,813 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,541), Finance & Insurance ($51,492), and Public Administration ($43,316).

Median household income in Leon County, FL is $51,642. Males in Leon County, FL have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,343. The income inequality in Leon County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,642

2017 value

± $1,730

1.05%

1 Year Growth

± 4.77%

Households in Leon County, FL have a median annual income of $51,642, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,107 in 2016, which represents a 1.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,114

Average Male Salary

± $840

$45,343

Average Female Salary

± $594

In 2017, full-time male employees in Leon County, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,204 ± $3,403

  2. Alaska Native

    $49,633 ± $34,468

  3. White

    $49,322 ± $566

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Leon County, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Leon County, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.474

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.211% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 24.16

  2. Census Tract 24.17

  3. Census Tract 24.13

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leon County, FL was Census Tract 24.16 with a value of $125,559, followed by Census Tract 24.17 and Census Tract 24.13, with respective values of $124,366 and $105,285.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Leon County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leon County, FL (56.2k out of 274k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    26,712 ± 1,044

  2. Black

    25,641 ± 1,222

  3. Hispanic

    3,725 ± 412

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Leon County, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

148k

2017 Value

± 6,614

2.76%

1 Year growth

± 6.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leon County, FL grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 144k employees to 148k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leon County, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,452 people), Postsecondary Teachers (6,746 people), and Retail Sales Workers Except Cashiers (5,345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leon County, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Leon County, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (10,452 people), Postsecondary Teachers (6,746 people), and Retail Sales Workers Except Cashiers (5,345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leon County, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Postsecondary Teachers (4.44 times higher than expected), Nurses, All Other (3.1 times), and Mathematical Science Occupations (3.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Leon County, FL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($76,108), Legal Occupations ($74,796), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,713).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

148k

2017 Value

± 6,614

2.76%

1 Year growth

± 6.35%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Leon County, FL grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 144k employees to 148k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leon County, FL, are Educational Services (21,998 people), Public Administration (21,056 people), and Retail Trade (18,813 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leon County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Leon County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Leon County, FL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (21,998 people), Public Administration (21,056 people), and Retail Trade (18,813 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Leon County, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.14 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.63 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Leon County, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,541), Finance & Insurance ($51,492), and Public Administration ($43,316).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals with $44.9B and Gasoline and $41.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Leon County, FL has health coverage, with 56.8% on employee plans, 8.79% on Medicaid, 8.59% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Leon County, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Leon County, FL see 1203 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.98% decrease from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2303 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 513 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1203 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Leon County, FL see an average of 1203 patients per year. This represents a 2.98% decrease from the previous year (1240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Leon County, FL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.55%

Uninsured

56.8%

Employer Coverage

8.79%

Medicaid

8.59%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leon County, FL grew by 10.8% from 6.82% to 7.55%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Leon County, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Leon County, FL is home to a population of 290k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.61% of Leon County, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Leon County, FL is composed of 163k White Alone residents (56.7%), 87.4k Black or African American Alone residents (30.4%), 18k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.24%), 10.1k Asian Alone residents (3.52%), 7.64k Two or More Races residents (2.65%), 610 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.212%), 473 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.164%), and 256 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0889%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Leon County, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Leon County, FL was 31.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Leon County, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Leon County, FL residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.89%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.61% of Leon County, FL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Leon County, FL was 6.89%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    984,212 ± 23,779 people

  2. Haiti

    353,866 ± 14,481 people

  3. Colombia

    274,220 ± 12,772 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Leon County, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Leon County, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Leon County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Leon County, FL was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    163k ± 528

  2. Black or African American Alone

    87.4k ± 2.37k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    18k ± 1.6k

In 2016, there were 1.87 times more White Alone residents (163k people) in Leon County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 87.4k Black or African American Alone and 18k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Leon County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Leon County, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Leon County, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Leon County, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,734 ± 847

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,039 ± 1,056

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,451 ± 930

Leon County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Leon County, FL awarded 19,149 degrees. The student population of Leon County, FL is skewed towards women, with 28,108 male students and 36,822 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Leon County, FL are White (10,618 and 57.5%), followed by Black or African American (4,182 and 22.6%), Hispanic or Latino (2,506 and 13.6%), and Two or More Races (450 and 2.43%).

The largest universities in Leon County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida State University (12,825 and 67%), Tallahassee Community College (3,111 and 16.2%), and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (2,333 and 12.2%).

The most popular majors in Leon County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,532 and 13.2%), General Psychology (856 and 4.47%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (711 and 3.71%).

The median tuition costs in Leon County, FL are $6,900 for private four year colleges, and $3,152 and $14,524 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 804 degrees awarded

  2. 648 degrees awarded

  3. 548 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Leon County, FL was General Psychology with 804 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Leon County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,825 degrees awarded

  2. 3,111 degrees awarded

  3. 2,333 degrees awarded

$3,152

Median In-State Public

$6,900

Median Private

In 2016, the Leon County, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida State University with 12,825 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,265

Degrees Awarded to Men

10,884

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8,265 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Leon County, FL, which is 0.759 times less than the 10,884 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    10,618 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    4,182 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2,506 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Leon County, FL were to White students. These 10,618 degrees mean that there were 2.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,182 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Leon County, FL was $201,300 in 2017, which is 0.925 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $197,600 to $201,300, a 1.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Leon County, FL is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Leon County, FL have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Leon County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,642

Median Household Income

± $1,730

115k

Number of Households

± 5,540

In 2017, the median household income of the 115k households in Leon County, FL grew to $51,642 from the previous year's value of $51,107.

The following chart displays the households in Leon County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$201,300

2017 Median

± $10,067

$197,600

2016 Median

± $7,710

In 2017, the median property value in Leon County, FL grew to to $201,300 from the previous year's value of $197,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Leon County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Leon County, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Leon County, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Leon County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

54.9%

2017 Homeownership

51.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 54.9% of the housing units in Leon County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Leon County, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Leon County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Leon County, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leon County, FL have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Leon County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    8.18%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.56%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Leon County, FL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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