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Overview

Introduction to Tallahassee, Florida

Founded in 1821, Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee is located in inland northern Florida near the Apalachicola National Forest and close to the Georgia border.

The weather in Tallahassee is characterized by hot summers and cool winters. Summer temperatures often top 100 degrees. The average daily summer temperature is 92 degrees. January is the coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Tallahassee does occasional receive snow, and is the holder of the coldest temperature recorded in Florida, -2 degrees.

Tallahassee Arts and Entertainment

Tallahassee has many arts and entertainment attractions. Some of the more significant include:

  • The Black Archives Research Center and Museum.
  • The Florida State University Mainstage/School of Theatre.
  • The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Foster Tanner Art Center.
  • The Knott House Museum.
  • The Maclay State Gardens.
  • The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.
  • The Meginnis-Monroe House.
  • The Mission San Lu’s de Apalachee.
  • The Museum of Florida History.
  • The Springtime Tallahassee Festival.
  • The Southern Shakespeare Festival.
  • The Tallahassee Ballet.
  • The Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.
  • The Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra.

The main sports offerings for Tallahassee residents come from the two local colleges, Florida State University (FSU) and Florida A&M University (FAMU).

People

Total Population 187,024
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 91,003
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 29.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.5%
Median Earnings25+ $34,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,092
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,317

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,913
% Above Poverty Level 70.3%
% Below Poverty Level 29.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $917
Median House Value $177,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tallahassee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 156 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Leon
Metro Area Tallahassee
Standard Zip Codes 32301, 32303, 32304, 32305, 32306, 32308, 32309, 32310, 32311, 32312, 32317, 32399
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32302, 32307, 32313, 32314, 32315, 32316, 32318
Company Zip Codes 32395
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.438
Longitude -84.28

Tallahassee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TALLAHASSEE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station MONTICELLO 3 W
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station CAMILLA 3 SE
Distance 51.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 60 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tallahassee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Centerville (32317, 32308, 32309)

Florida A & M (32307)

Florida A and M University (32307)

Florida State (32313)

Miccosukee (32309)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Havana 1,895 $60,435
Midway 3,234 $56,923
Quincy 7,947 $41,241
St. Marks 255 $65,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Tallahassee Public Libraries

Library
Leroy Collins Leon County Public Library
200 W. PARK AVE.
Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 487-2665
Library Web Site

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Tallahassee Hospitals

TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1300 MICCOSUKEE RD
(850) 431-1155
Emergency Service: No

CAPITAL REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2626 CAPITAL MEDICAL BLVD
(850) 656-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Tallahassee High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
3838 TROJAN TRAIL
850-487-2110
Serves 1,839 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

LAWTON CHILES HIGH SCHOOL
7200 LAWTON CHILES LANE
850-488-1756
Serves 1,828 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

LEON HIGH SCHOOL
550 E TENNESSEE ST
850-488-1971
Serves 1,802 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
3000 SCHOOL HOUSE ROAD
850-245-3712
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,598 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

AMOS P. GODBY HIGH SCHOOL
1717 W THARPE STREET
850-488-1325
A Title I School.
Serves 1,419 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

JAMES RICKARDS HIGH SCHOOL
3013 JIM LEE ROAD
850-488-1783
A Title I School.
Serves 1,322 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY HIGH
P.O. BOX A - 19
850-599-3325
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 467 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.3

SAIL
725 N MACOMB STREET
850-488-2468
A Non-traditional School
Serves 311 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

GRETCHEN EVERHART SCHOOL
2750 MISSION ROAD
850-488-5785
A Special Education School
Serves 243 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.1

LEWIS M. LIVELY AREA VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL
500 APPLEYARD DRIVE
850-487-7555
A Vocational School
Serves 232 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

SECOND CHANCE SCHOOL
2600 PLANT STREET
850-488-2087
Serves 91 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.6

LEON CO JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER
2303 RON ELLIS DRIVE
850-488-2087
Serves 80 students.

PACE CENTER FOR GIRLS
1344 CROSS CREEK WAY
850-488-2087
Serves 61 students.

PACE CENTER
3413 ZILLAH ROAD
850-488-5785
A Special Education School
Serves 58 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.4

TALLAHASSEE MARINE INSTITUTE
2514 W THARPE STREET
850-488-2087
Serves 57 students.

ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER
526 N APPLEYARD DRIVE
850-487-1957
A Special Education School
Serves 39 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

SEMINOLE WORK AND LEARN CENTER
3420 CAPITAL CIRCLE SW
850-488-2087
Serves 24 students.

SAWMILL ACADEMY FOR GIRLS
2600 PLANT STREET
850-488-2087
Serves 23 students.

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