Tallahassee 64 Below average
Tallahassee Livability #711 ranked city in Florida#18,955 ranked city in the USARanks better than 35% of areas
A+ Tallahassee Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Tallahassee Cost of Living Cost of living is 1% lower than Florida
982% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Tallahassee cost of living
F Tallahassee Crime Total crime is 73% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,72559% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2759% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
Tallahassee crime
F Tallahassee Employment Household income is 16% lower than Florida
Median household income
$40,94726% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,14419% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%57% higher than the US average
Tallahassee employment
F Tallahassee Housing Home value is 9% higher than Florida
Median home value
$182,2001% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9312% lower than the US average
Home ownership
39%38% lower than the US average
Tallahassee real estate or Tallahassee rentals
B- Tallahassee Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
54%12% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Tallahassee K-12 schools
C Tallahassee User Ratings There are a total of 21 ratings in Tallahassee
Overall user rating
63% 21 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
60% 18 total surveys
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      Living in Tallahassee, FL

      Tallahassee, Florida is a moderately-sized city with a population of 188,466 residents. Individuals of White (57%) and Black or African American (35%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. The median age of all Tallahassee residents is 27, which is well below the national average. This is a good indication that this city could be ideal for young singles.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Tallahassee, Florida could be a positive experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Tallahassee and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes amenities, cost of living, weather, housing and other important metrics.

      With a livability score of 64/100, Tallahassee is ranked #18,856 in the United States and #784 in Florida. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Tallahassee ranks very well for amenities (A+) and weather (B+). Unfortunately for Tallahassee, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Tallahassee, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the notable things to do include: Florida State University, Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, and Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Tallahassee is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Tallahassee come in at $182,200, which is 9.2% higher than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Tallahassee, the home price to income ratio is 4.5, which is 32.4% higher than the Florida average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Tallahassee area were 6% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.8%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Tallahassee transportation information

      Average one way commute18min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.8%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.6%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.9%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.2%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Tallahassee, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).