Tallahassee, a medium-sized city in Florida, has a population of just over 188,000. Young adults aged 15-24 will fit right in, as they account for an above-average 32% of the population, while middle-aged professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 33, is decidedly younger than most cities in Florida. The majority of residents rent in Tallahassee, and 41% of residents are homeowners. The trend is driven in part by a relatively low average rent of $1,029/month, which is $124 less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, faster than most cities in Florida, Tallahassee residents have found that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, selected by 44% of commuters, while public transit is not used extensively. A small percentage of residents (2%) commute to work on foot, though the number is higher than the national average.
Workers are spread across a plethora of industries in Tallahassee, the most common five of which are education, entertainment, public administration, retail, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 35% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Tallahassee workers take home an average annual income of about $59K, about $7,000 less than the average Florida resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Tallahassee has a high number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Further, 14% have a Bachelor's degree.