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Leon County, FL&

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0.54% growth
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Median Household Income
11.1% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
1.04% growth
Median Property Value
10.3% growth

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The economy of Leon County, FL employs 143,544 people. The economy of Leon County, FL is specialized in Public Admin.; Educational Services; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.55; 1.58; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Leon County, FL are Public Admin. (23,023), Educational Services (20,766), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (17,950), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($140,197), Utilities ($52,175), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($51,436).

Median household income in Leon County, FL is $51,107. Males in Leon County, FL have an average income that is 1.42 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,017. The income inequality of Leon County, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Leon County, FL. In Leon County, FL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,197. Duval County, FL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Florida.


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Leon County, FL is home to a population of 287,822 people, from which 96.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Leon County, FL is composed of 163,328 White residents (56.7%), 87,415 Black residents (30.4%), 17,962 Hispanic residents (6.24%), 10,141 Asian residents (3.52%), and 7,637 Two+ residents (2.65%). The most common foreign languages in Leon County, FL are Spanish (11,635 speakers), French Creole (2,187 speakers), and Chinese (1,855 speakers), but compared to other places, Leon County, FL has a relative high number of French Creole (2,187 speakers), Gujarati (624 speakers), and Scandinavian (169 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Leon County, FL awarded 19,204 degrees. The student population of Leon County, FL is skewed towards females, with 8,257 male students and 10,947 female students. Most students in Leon County, FL are White (10,956 and 57.1%), followed by Black or African American (4,268 and 22.2%), Hispanic or Latino (2,290 and 11.9%), and Asian (365 and 1.9%). The largest universities in Leon County, FL by number of graduates are Florida State University (12,800 and 66.7%), Tallahassee Community College (3,142 and 16.4%), and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (2,163 and 11.3%). The most popular majors in Leon County, FL are General Psychology (779 and 4.06%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (731 and 3.81%), and General English Language & Literature (526 and 2.74%). The median tuition costs in Leon County, FL are $6,900 for private four year colleges, and $4,640 and $19,084 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Leon County, FL is $197,600, which is 0.96 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $179,100 to $197,600, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Leon County, FL is 51.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Leon County, FL have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Leon County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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