Tallahassee Zip Code 32303 – What To Know Before Moving


The Tallahassee zip code of 32303 is northwest of the Capitol Complex and downtown Tallahassee.  The area in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code runs along Rt 27, or N Monroe street past I10 and towards Gadsden. It includes many of areas north of the universities with many walkable neighborhoods and rural areas. This area is in the Tallahassee Board of Realtor’s northwestern area of the MLS.

Buyers want to know what an area is like before they make a purchase. Are there mobile homes in the neighborhood? Do the residential areas have trails and greenspace? What are the prices of homes? Are the schools considered good by other parents? Would I fit in with the locals and are they nice? Do they party all night and park by braille? People want to know who they will be living near and how their neighbors spend their time and money. Because of this, we have informative reports for you! You can download both the Trade Area Report and the Neighborhood Report below for free. Check out more details below and download a copy for yourself.

Who lives in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code?

According to Esri, the people living in this are a diverse mix of young and living in multi-unit rentals and homeowning Millennials. The trade report is based on data collected by Esri. They take MASSIVE amounts of data and group populations with similar interests, spending habits, and lifestyles. They grouped Tallahassee’s zip code 32303 data into five consumer segments within four lifestyle groups. We have detailed two consumer segments below. These two groups make up about 43% of the population in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code.  By the way, you will find these groups called Tapestry Segments in the report.


Group characteristics in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code

The biggest consumer groups in the 32303-zipcode are:

  • College Towns” (27.4% of the population and per trade report below: “About half the residents of College Towns are enrolled in college, while the rest work for a college or the services that support it.”)
  • Bright Young Professionals” (15.9% of the population and per the trade report below: “Bright Young Professionals is a large market, primarily located in urban outskirts of large metropolitan areas. These communities are home to young, educated, working professionals.”)
  • Home Improvement” (14.5% of the population and per the trade report below: “Married-couple families occupy well over half of these suburban households. Most Home Improvement residences are single-family homes that are owner-occupied, with only one-fifth of the households occupied by renters. “)
  • Young and Restless” (10.3% of the population and per trade report below: “Gen Y comes of age: Well-educated young workers, some of whom are still completing their education, are employed in professional/technical occupations, as well as sales and office/administrative support roles.”)
  •  “Old and Newcomers” (9.7% of the population and per the trade report below: “The Old and Newcomers market features singles’ lifestyles, on a budget. … Age is not always obvious from their choices. “)

Most of the residents in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code are employed in service or professional careers. Most have a bachelor’s degree or at least some college without the degree. These residents grew up using technology from a young age. The median ages for the group above vary from 25 to 39 years of age. The 32303-zip code had the highest number of condos (70), townhouses (113), and single-family homes (352) this year between January and the end of May than any other Tallahassee zip code.

Zip Code 32303 Biggest Market Segment: College Towns 

Next, the second biggest group is the College Towns residents. This group is 27.4% of the population included in the Tallahassee 32303 zip code. That includes 5,804 households. Also, this group’s median age is 24.7, the youngest group in this zip code. Their median household income of $40,000. This group has a limited income and must make thrifty purchases.  They are highly connected and use the internet for all aspects of their lives. These residents are looking for new experiences and they seek out adventure.

Zip Code 32303 Second Biggest Market Segment: Bright Young Professionals 

Next, the second biggest group is the Bright Young Professionals residents. This group is 15.9% of the population included in the Tallahassee 32303 zip code. That includes 3,374 households. Also, this group’s median age is 33.8, slightly older than the group above. Their median household income of $61,000. This group has student loans and a retirement account. They own newer cars and about 43% own their own homes. These households are primarily couples, some married. They attend bars and clubs to enjoy local music and to the beach to relax.  The residents are also outdoorsy, enjoying a variety of sports and outdoor activities. They also enjoy eating at trendy restaurants.

Curious about those last three groups: Home Improvement, Young and Restless, and Old and Newcomers? If so, download a free report here: Trade Area Report for Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code.

Neighborhood and Population Characteristics

Here’s the thing, in the next several paragraphs we are going to break down a lot of numbers about the population living in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code. These graphs are going to show you the median household incomes, job categories, and education level of the population. Also, we will show you the age distributions of children and adults.  We have information on schools zoned for the 32303 zip code and a link to the school grade reports for public elementary, middle, and high schools at the bottom of the page.

For more information, download the free report here:  Neighborhood Report Tallahassee FL 32303

Population Stats in Tallahassee’s 32303 Zip Code: Density, Age, and Income Distributions, Education, and Job Characteristics

Age distribution of residents living in the 32303 zip code. Most are between 35 and 54, the next biggest group is 25-34

Population Density

Tallahassee’s zip code 32303 is the second most populated zip code in Tallahassee at 47.8K residents.  This zip code is also densely populated at 1,640 people per square mile. This area is north of the busiest part of Tallahassee. The population has grown 4.9% since 2010. In comparison, Tallahassee has grown 7.7%, Leon County has grown 8%, and Florida 15.6% since 2010.

This area is north of Tallahassee’s college life. While there are still many apartment complexes and multi-family households, it also has the highest number of residential sales than any other zip code. It has many subdivisions tucked off North Monroe Street. This area is busy with morning and early evening commutes. That means, that accidents regularly happen on N Monroe Street. (For the love of your vehicle and safety, watch the turn light at Lakeshore and Monroe!)

Population Age Ranges

This area has a median age of 31 years old. In comparison, Tallahassee’s median age is 27, and Leon County’s median age is 31 years old.  Likewise, the median age for Florida is 42, and the median age for the United States the median is 38 years old. From the distribution of ages chart, you can see that the majority of the adult population is between 35 and 54 years of age. This is followed closely by the population between 25 and 34 years old.

Of the children under the age of 18 years old living in the 32303 zip code, they are mostly toddlers and elementary school ages.  There are relatively few high school-age children in this zip code..

Around 81% of the residents have a commute time of 30 minutes or less to work. About a third have a commute of 15 minutes or less. There are approximately 3.6% of Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code that work from home. For the record, this is one of the lowest percentages in Tallahassee.

Income Distribution

The area has a per capita income of $29,677. This is close to the median income for Tallahassee at $26,787, and Leon County at $29,754.  Likewise, it is close to the median per capita income for Florida, which is $30,197, and for the United States at $32,621.

Approximately 31% of the population’s households earn more than $75,000 a year.

Also, this area has a median household income of $51,199. This means that there are as many households earning over $51K annually as there are households earning under that amount. This makes this area slightly less affluent than the average Leon County zip code and slightly above Tallahassee. For example, the median household is $45,734 for Tallahassee, and $53,106 for Leon County. Likewise, the median household income is $55,660 in Florida and $62,843 in the USA.


This area has a higher level of education among residents considering how young the population averages. Almost sixteen percent of residents of Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code have a graduate or professional degree. Almost 41% of the population has at least some college education.

Income distribution for 32303. Less than 32% of households earn $75,000 or more per year.
Most common occupations found in the 32303 zip code. Tallahassee Realtors sell more homes here than any other zip code.

Job Characteristics

Given the proximity to the many students and state employment opportunities, it makes sense that the most common occupational category is in the public administration career group. This is followed by the education group. Next is the retail trade occupational category.

Other Characteristics

This zip code has the HIGHEST walkability score than any other zip code in Tallahassee. Walkability scores are based on a scale from 1 to 100. The higher the number, the shorter the walk to needed amenities. Even though there are walkable areas, this zip code still lacks public transportation options. Most of the homes are not within walking distance of amenities. The walkability score for Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code is a respectable 2.5(compared to the other zip codes). Unfortunately, this still means that virtually everything will require a vehicle but there are sidewalks on most of the streets.

Schools for Houses located in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code.

The charts below do not include every single school zoned for this zip code, only the most commonly zoned schools. Check what schools your potential residence is zoned for here: Leon County School Zones.

Elementary Schools

Most homes in the Tallahassee 32303 zip code will be zoned for:

  • Astoria Park,
  • Canopy Oaks,
  • Riley,
  • Ruediger,
  • Sealey,
  • Springwood, or
  • Kate Sullivan Elementary Schools.

Interested in more school details? Here, you can read more information about Elementary Schools here. You can look up your elementary school zone here.

Middle Schools

Most homes in the 32303 zip code will be zoned for one of the following middle schools:

  • Cobb,
  • Griffin, or
  • Raa Middle School.

If you want more information about Middle Schools, click here.

You can look up your address here to see what middle school you are zoned for in Tallahassee.

High Schools

Most homes in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code will be zone for one of the following high schools:

  • Godby or
  • Leon High School

You can read more information about Tallahassee High Schools here on our webpage. Download the free reports that include useful information. You can look to see what high school you are zoned for here.

Parks in the 32303 Zip Code

Leon County operates several parks in the area, and many have great hiking trails! These parks include: Canopy Oaks Community Park, Fred George Greenway and Park, Jackson View Park, and Okeeheepkee Prairie Preserve. The City of Tallahassee maintains Anita Favors Thompson Plaza, Barnette and Salley Allen Nature Preserve, Lafayette Park, and Lake Ella.

These are all great parks and Lake Ella used to have Food Truck Thursdays. We keep advocating for its return – maybe after COVID. We have photos of many more of these fabulous parks! Please check back!

Lake Ella

We loved taking our kids for walks around Lake Ella and have many fond memories of chasing ducks and petting friendly puppies.  It hasn’t changed much over the years and it is still great for lunchtime walks.

Lafayette Park

Nestled in Midtown, this park offers so much to do. The trails are mostly shaded with just the right amount of hills to keep your heart rate up!

AARP Livability Score for Tallahassee’s 32303 Zip Code

This area has a fairly low AARP Livability at 53, but it is still one of the highest in Tallahassee. Furthermore, it’s highest score is for clean air and water. The lowest score is for health prevention, access, and quality of care. The AARP Livability score uses survey data from adults over 50 years of age. They used this data to determine general preferences for community living. These included the preferences for physical ability, driving status, race, housing amenities among many others. The livability scores range from 0 to 100. Find more information on their website here.

Real Estate Characteristics in Tallahassee Zip Code 32303

Last year, this zip code had a record number of sales (compared to previous years of sales) for townhomes and condos. In 2021, 143 condos sold. The next highest year was 2019 with 99 sales.  Also last year, there were 232 townhomes sold. Compare that to the next highest year was 2020 with 183 sales.  Even so, this zip code has seen a significant increase in home values.  The median sold price was $165,000 in 2019. However, the first five months of 2022 have sold a median home value of $245,000.

Approximately 52% of the residents in Tallahassee’s 32303 zip code own their own homes. That means there are a lot of multi-family rentals in this area. The 32303 zip code has a median house age of 41 years old. There is new construction in established residential areas.

Real Estate in Tallahassee zip code 32303 in 2021

The median estimated home value in the zip code is $209,000. Sales for the past two years have been higher than that value.  So far this year over 350 homes have sold at an average of 101% of the list price.  This zip code also has a lot of residences that are townhouses or condos.

Homes sell after about 40 days on the market. It takes an average of 45 days to close a mortgage. This average number tells me that there are a lot of cash buyers in this corner of Tallahassee. Makes sense with so many available renters. This time on the market is a little shorter than the average days on market for 2021. Last year, homes spent an average of 47 days on the market. The Tallahassee zip code of 32303 had 788 sales of single-family homes in 2021.

Real Estate in Tallahassee zip code 32303 in 2022

So far this year, 116 townhomes sold in the 32303 zip code. This zip code has more townhome sales than any other Tallahassee zip code. So far this year, there have been 2 mobile homes and 70 condos sold within this area. In the 32303 zip code, the sold homes average 1,615 square feet, and 6% have pools. This is one of the smallest percentages in Tallahassee.

Many neighborhoods in the 32303 zip code have homes built in the early midcentury from the 1920s and 1930s.  However, you will find newly constructed single-family homes each year as well. The most common build year of the homes sold this year was 1985. This means, that most homes sold this year were around 50 years old. The average yard size was a little under half of an acre at .4 acres. The lowest sold price in 2022 so far, was $28,000.

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