Tallahassee, FL

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Population

385,473

1.41% growth

Median Age

33.8


Median Household Income

$50,825

0.338% growth

Poverty Rate

20.2%


Number of Employees

182,693

1.56% growth

Median Property Value

$182,600

6.41% growth

About

In 2017, Tallahassee, FL had a population of 385k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $50,825. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Tallahassee, FL grew from 380,110 to 385,473, a 1.41% increase and its median household income grew from $50,654 to $50,825, a 0.338% increase.

The population of Tallahassee, FL is 56.2% White Alone, 31.6% Black or African American Alone, and 6.67% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Tallahassee, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL is $182,600, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in Tallahassee, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Tallahassee, FL is 2 cars per household.

Tallahassee, FL borders Valdosta, GA, Thomasville, GA, and Bainbridge, GA.

About the photo: Old Florida Capitol, Tallahassee, FL

Economy

The economy of Tallahassee, FL employs 183k people. The largest industries in Tallahassee, FL are Public Administration (28,110 people), Educational Services (25,185 people), and Retail Trade (22,868 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,532), Utilities ($51,079), and Finance & Insurance ($50,549).

Median household income in Tallahassee, FL is $50,825. Males in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,825

2017 value

± $2,042

0.338%

1 Year Growth

± 5.48%

Households in Tallahassee, FL have a median annual income of $50,825, 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 $50,654 in 2016, which represents a 0.338% 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 Tallahassee, FL made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tallahassee, FL by number of full-time 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Tallahassee, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $73,836, followed by Nassau County, FL and Santa Rosa County, FL, with respective values of $71,489 and $66,059.

The following map shows all of the counties in Tallahassee, 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

20.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Tallahassee, FL (71.8k out of 356k 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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    34,707 ± 1,360

  2. White

    32,864 ± 1,190

  3. Hispanic

    5,077 ± 498

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Tallahassee, FL is Black, followed by White 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

183k

2017 Value

± 7,850

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 5.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tallahassee, FL grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 180k employees to 183k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Tallahassee, FL, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,677 people), Postsecondary Teachers (7,171 people), and Retail Sales Workers Except Cashiers (5,877 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Tallahassee, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Tallahassee, FL, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (12,677 people), Postsecondary Teachers (7,171 people), and Retail Sales Workers Except Cashiers (5,877 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Tallahassee, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers (3.97 times higher than expected), Postsecondary Teachers (3.81 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers (2.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Tallahassee, FL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,008), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,424), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,063).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

183k

2017 Value

± 7,850

1.56%

1 Year growth

± 5.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Tallahassee, FL grew at a rate of 1.56%, from 180k employees to 183k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Tallahassee, FL, are Public Administration (28,110 people), Educational Services (25,185 people), and Retail Trade (22,868 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Tallahassee, FL, though some of these residents may live in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL, by number of employees, are Public Administration (28,110 people), Educational Services (25,185 people), and Retail Trade (22,868 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Tallahassee, FL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.39 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.51 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Tallahassee, FL, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,532), Utilities ($51,079), and Finance & Insurance ($50,549).

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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

91.2% of the population of Tallahassee, FL has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Tallahassee, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 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

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

8.81%

Uninsured

52.9%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

15.3%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Tallahassee, FL grew by 13.9% from 7.73% to 8.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Tallahassee, 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

Tallahassee, FL is home to a population of 385k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.86% of Tallahassee, FL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Tallahassee, FL is composed of 216k White Alone residents (56.2%), 122k Black or African American Alone residents (31.6%), 25.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.67%), 10.7k Asian Alone residents (2.76%), 9.12k Two or More Races residents (2.37%), 1.37k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.356%), 257 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0667%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00441%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Tallahassee, FL was 33.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Tallahassee, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Tallahassee, FL residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.11%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.86% of Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL was 6.11%, 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 Tallahassee, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 984,212 Tallahassee, FL residents, followed by Haiti with 353,866 and Colombia with 274,220.

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Citizenship

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Tallahassee, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Tallahassee, FL was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    216k ± 2.54k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    122k ± 2.72k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    25.7k ± 2.46k

In 2017, there were 1.78 times more White Alone residents (216k people) in Tallahassee, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 122k Black or African American Alone and 25.7k 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Tallahassee, 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

    7,727 ± 1,012

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,485 ± 1,390

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,127 ± 1,218

Tallahassee, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL was General Psychology with 804 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL, which is 0.759 times less than the 10,884 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Tallahassee, FL by degrees awarded.

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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 Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL was $182,600 in 2017, which is 0.839 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $171,600 to $182,600, a 6.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Tallahassee, FL is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Tallahassee, FL have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Tallahassee, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,825

Median Household Income

± $2,042

148k

Number of Households

± 6,287

In 2017, the median household income of the 148k households in Tallahassee, FL grew to $50,825 from the previous year's value of $50,654.

The following chart displays the households in Tallahassee, 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

$182,600

2017 Median

± $7,463

$171,600

2016 Median

± $5,614

In 2017, the median property value in Tallahassee, FL grew to to $182,600 from the previous year's value of $171,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Tallahassee, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Tallahassee, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2017 Homeownership

56.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.2% of the housing units in Tallahassee, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Tallahassee, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Tallahassee, FL have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Tallahassee, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.97%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.77%

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

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