Overview of Tallahassee zip codes
Just like Shakespeare said, “Your greatest strength begets your greatest weakness.” What makes Tallahassee unique and beautiful can be also be a drawback. While each of Tallahassee’s zip codes has it’s own personality, Tallahassee as a whole, is a Southern town. Residents are friendly and ready to help, or feed you, whichever you need.
The Tallahassee zip code of 32304 falls over the college area, and because of that it has the youngest median age of any other zip code. The universities bring a vibrant night life and a lively art and foodie culture. It can be a challenge if you are driving on West Tennessee during student rush hour. Bless their hearts, they are often in a hurry.
Tallahassee is nestled in the Big Bend area of Florida. This means we are about 45 minutes from a beach and about an hour and half from most beautiful beaches on earth. We talk a lot about the weather. We have nine months of gorgeous days with comfortable warmth, and then we have July and August.
The summer sun can be brutal. The summer months also bring hurricanes too, but we haven’t seen a direct hit. That’s when we are glad to be 30 miles from the coast. You will notice that Tallahassee natives do not carry umbrellas even though it rains everyday. That’s because we know that the storm will soon pass and the sun will come out to warm up that wet pavement. Might as well wait it out.
Cost of Living
Compared to the rest of the county, Tallahassee is less expensive than the rest of the country by 6%. Tallahassee’s major career industries include education and public administration. With the universities and the state government providing stable employment, we have been protected by many of the economic blows. We also have the lowest median age of the ten largest cities in Florida. It is also the least densely populated city in the state and has one of the shortest commutes. (Although it does not feel that we have a short commute, nearly everything is half an hour away in Tallahassee zip codes.) Leon County has one of the highest percentages of professional and graduate-degrees in Florida.
Tallahassee Zip Codes
This page covers the whole of Tallahassee. Each Tallahassee zip codes has its own page and free reports you can download. The reports will give you lots of information about who lives and what life is like in each zip code.
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Pros & Cons of Living In Tallahassee?
Population Statistics – Who Lives in Tallahassee’s zip codes?
The 2020 population in Tallahassee’s is estimated at 288,000 (or 432 people per square mile). Tallahassee has grown 6.8% since 2010. Leon County has grown 6.8% and Florida 13% in the same decade.
Tallahassee is a young city! We have the youngest median age of the 10 biggest cities in Florida. The median age for Tallahassee is 27, Leon County it is 31 years old. The median age for Florida is 42, while for the United States the median age is 38 years old. Meanwhile, Jacksonville has a median age of 36, Miami’s median age is 40 and Sarasota has a median age of 48!
However, because Tallahassee is so young, the median household income is a state low at $43,799. It is lower than the median income for Jacksonville at $52,576, or Miami-Dade at $48,982. The median household income for Florida is $55,660. The zip codes in Tallahassee range from a low in 32304 of $24,111 to a high in 32312 of $99,849.
What are the primary occupations of those who live in Tallahassee zip codes?
About 23% of the population living in Tallahassee has a graduate or professional degree beyond their college education. This is the highest percentage of any of the biggest Florida cities. In Florida, this population is approximately 10.6% and is 12.1% of the USA population. In the 2012 presidential election, 61.3% of the population voted for the Democrat Presidential Candidate. The biggest occupational categories of employment in the Tallahassee area are education and public administration. These categories are followed by health care and social assistance, accommodation and food, and retail trade.
Is Tallahassee a Safe Place to Live?
Yes. Although it appears that Tallahassee’s crime rate is one of the highest in the state, much of the crime happens near the universities. While the Tallahassee population swells with the influx of tens of thousands of students, these students do not count in our population’s statistics. Making our rate higher than it would be if the students were counted in the population numbers. The younger population near the universities is also most likely to be victimized and participate in a crime.
Tallahassee has MANY law enforcement agencies in the area and with more agencies and certified law enforcement officers, there will be more arrests than expected for our population size. These arrests are counted in crime statistics (depending on the source) and may make Tallahassee look much more dangerous than it is. Some agencies are location-specific and are limited in their jurisdictions, but all can investigate crimes and make arrests. Some of the law enforcement agencies in Tallahassee include Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Florida State Highway Patrol, Florida State University Police Department, FAMU Police Department, Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Commission, Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, and the Capitol Police. There are also many offices for federal law enforcement as well in Tallahassee -including the Marshall’s Office and the FBI.
Where to find more information about Tallahassee’s crime
There were 18 murders in Tallahassee in 2021. This is much lower than the 28 murders in 2020 in Leon County. There were 21 murders in 2019 in Tallahassee. These numbers are following a national trend. Tallahassee Police Chief Revell says that 10 of those murders in 2020 involved Gadsden county residents. Check out this article in the local news: click here
Even though the pandemic brought higher murder rates, the rates and numbers of rapes and robberies have dropped in Tallahassee and nationwide by double digits. Tallahassee does have an online crime map. If you are considering a move in Tallahassee, check out your new address and the surrounding area here: click here
You can check whether any sex offenders have registered to live nearby here: click here
School grades in Tallahassee zip codes
Check what schools your potential residence is zoned for here: Leon County School Zones
We have downloaded the updated school reports and will be posting the new reports and updating the school section of our website soon. Please check back soon! In the meantime, here is more information about elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.
Real Estate Characteristics Across Tallahassee’s Zip Codes
Regardless of which zip code you are looking at, Tallahassee real estate has seen steady increases year over year since 2010. Real estate in Tallahassee has increased 9.9% in the past 12 months. The estimated home value is $247K. The biggest increase in the past 36 months can be found in the Tallahassee 32305 zip code. Only one zip code area saw any decrease in sold home values. The 32310 Tallahassee Zip Code Map has one of the lowest median estimated home values and smallest sized homes.
The Tallahassee Board of Realtor’s divides the city into four quadrants – northeast, northwest, southeast, and southwest. It does not fall easily along the zip code lines. As you can see from the chart above, most of the homes can be found on the northeast side of Tallahassee. Most of the zip codes are selling at or above the list price and selling after less than six weeks on the market
Data for this report came from CATRS in coordination with the National Association of Realtors Realtor’s Property Resources. The Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services (CATRS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®.