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Overview of Tallahassee

Tallahassee Florida’s Capital City

Just like Shakespeare said, “Your greatest strength begets your greatest weakness.” What makes Tallahassee unique and beautiful can also be a drawback. While each of Tallahassee’s zip codes has its own personality, Tallahassee, as a whole, is a Southern college town. Residents are friendly and ready to help you, pray with you, or feed you, whichever you need.

College Town

The Tallahassee southwest area falls over three college campuses, and because of that, Tallahassee has one of the youngest median ages of any other Florida city. The universities bring a vibrant nightlife 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 a half from the most beautiful beaches on earth. We talked a lot about the weather. We have nine months of gorgeous days with comfortable warmth, then 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 daily. 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 from many 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 code has its own page and free reports you can download.  The reports will give you much information about who lives and what life is like in each zip code.

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Overview of Tallahassee Zip Codes

Young and Restless – 32301

The primary population is one of the youngest markets. More than half the household residents are under the age of 35. The median age is 29.8. These residences are primarily single-person households, along with some shared households. This highly mobile market rents their residence and changes address frequently.  That makes it one of the top 5 renter markets.

College Town – 32303

Most of these households comprise nonfamily households with either many students living alone or with roommates for the first time. This population segment mixes densely developed student housing and dorms with local residences. Approximately half of the housing consists of off-campus, rent-by-the-room apartments. Over three-quarters of the households are renter-occupied, and one-tenth remain vacant. This market is bike and pedestrian friendly.

Dorms to Diplomas – 32304

This Tallahassee zip code is a mix of dorms, on-campus and off-campus housing that is catered to the student renters.  Off-campus housing includes students living alone or with roommates with an average household size of 2.22 people.  More than 80% of the housing units are apartments. There are many older homes in the area that have been turned into multifamily living units. There is limited parking on campus, so many of these residents walk, bike, or car-pool to classes. Less than one in ten of these homes are owner-occupied.

Down the Road – 32305

This is a family market, with primarily married couples or single-parent households, and nearly two-thirds of households are owner-occupied. Close to half of these residences are mobile homes. Close to 80% of these residences were built in 1970 or later. About a third are valued under $50,000.

Exurbanites – 32308

The Exurbanites residents preferred to own late-model luxury cars or SUVs. They are active supporters of public television and radio, and the arts. They pay attention to ingredients and prefer natural and organic products. Home improvements and gardening are household priorities. They also contract for multiple services, from financial planners and home maintenance to personal care. The residents are financially active with investment portfolios.

Savvy Suburbanites – 32309

These are established neighborhoods, with most homes built between 1970 and 1990. They are located on the suburban periphery of Tallahassee. This segment consists of married couples with no children or older children. The average household size is 2.85, and more than 90% of the homes are owner-occupied. Around 66% of homes carry a home loan. The single-family homes have a median value of almost $363K. They have less than a 4% vacancy rate.

Southern Satellites – 32310

This is the third largest group after the Down the Road population segment and College Town segment. About 78% of households are owned. The dominant household type is married couples with no children. Many households are multigenerational. Most are single-family homes (67%), with several mobile homes. Many of the housing units were built in 1970 or later. Most households own 1 or 2 vehicles, but owning three or more vehicles is common.

Enterprising Professionals – 32311

Almost half of the households are married couples, and 29% are single-person households. The housing is a mixture of suburban single-family homes, townhomes, and larger multi-family structures. Close to three-quarters of the homes were built after 1980; 25% are newer, built after 2000. Renters make up nearly half of all households.

Professional Pride – 32312

Typically, owner-occupied, single-family homes are in newer neighborhoods: 67% of units were built in the last 20 years. Neighborhoods are primarily located in the outlying of larger cities. Most households own three or more vehicles; long commutes are the norm. Homes are valued at more than twice the US median home value, although three out of four homeowners have mortgages to pay off. Families are mostly married couples (almost 80% of households), and half of these families have kids. Their average household size, 3.13, reflects the presence of children.

Workday Drive – 32317

This is the second largest segment after the Savvy Suburbanites. The Workday Drive population prefers life on the periphery of the suburban metropolitan areas. These are detached single-family homes in newer neighborhoods. Many of the new Tallahassee neighborhoods can be found in this zip code.  Around 34% of the homes were built in the 1990s, and just less than a third were built since 2000. Owner-occupied homes have mortgages 68% of the time. The home vacancy rate is a low 4%. The median home value is over $257K, with most households comprising married couples with children. The average household size is 2.97. Most households have two or three vehicles and commute a disproportionate amount of time.

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.

Pros & Cons of Living In Tallahassee?

Comparing life in Tallahassee's zip codes to nine other cities in Florida.

Tallahassee Occupations

Occupations in Tallahassee's zip codes. Most are in education, public administration, and health care.

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.

Crime in Tallahassee Zip Codes

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 How Many Law Enforcement Agencies?

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 the 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 federal law enforcement offices as well.

Where to find more information about Tallahassee’s crime

There were twenty-two murders in 2022 and 18 murders in Tallahassee in 2021.  This is lower than the twenty-eight murders in 2020 in Leon County. There were twenty-one murders in 2019 in Tallahassee.  These numbers follow a national trend. Tallahassee Police Chief Revell says that ten 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 to 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

Schools in Tallahassee Zip Codes

School grades in Tallahassee zip codes

Check what schools your potential residence is zoned for here: Leon County School Zones

We have updated our pages to provide the most comprehensive information about Leon County – Tallahassee schools as possible.  While there are a lot of limitations to assigning a single grade to an elementary school with hundreds of students, teachers, and staff, parents want to know how local schools compare. Please keep that in mind when reviewing the information provided.

Leon County has forty-nine public schools and over 32,000 students. With over 2,000 classroom teachers, 42% have a master’s degree or higher! The graduation rate is in the top five in Florida at 94.4%. There are twenty-three public elementary schools, ten middle schools, and five high schools on the pages linked here.

Real Estate in Tallahassee Zip Codes

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 Realtors 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®.

Tallahassee's zip codes and growth. Comparing across the zip codes.