Southwest Leon, Florida

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Population in July 2007: 13,007.
Males: 6,400  (49.2%)
Females: 6,607  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,454 (it was $32,389 in 2000)
Southwest Leon:

$40,454
FL:

$46,036

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,650 (it was $15,877 in 2000)

Southwest Leon CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $107,831 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Southwest Leon:

$107,831
FL:

$153,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $207,031; Detached houses: $229,521; Townhouses or other attached units: $112,747; In 2-unit structures: $127,646; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,795; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $108,165; Mobile homes: $58,919
  • Races in Southwest Leon, FL (2000)

    Southwest Leon races chart
    • 9,21977.5%White alone
    • 2,02817.0%Black alone
    • 3312.8%Hispanic
    • 1801.5%Two or more races
    • 660.6%Asian alone
    • 650.5%American Indian alone
    • 80.07%Other race alone
    • 60.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Southwest Leon: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 199.2 square miles.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (very low).

Southwest Leon, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Southwest Leon:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Southwest Leon CCD:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 17.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Southwest Leon CCD:  1.1% ($664)
Florida:  1.4% ($1,262)
Southwest Leon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tallahassee, FL (10.7 miles , pop. 150,624).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (166.1 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (656.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Midway, FL (2.6 miles ), Northwest Leon, FL (3.1 miles ), Tallahassee, FL (3.3 miles ), Woodville, FL (3.6 miles ), Southeast Leon, FL (3.8 miles ), Quincy, FL (3.9 miles ), Havana, FL (4.0 miles ), Crawfordville, FL (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 30.40 N, Longitude: 84.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 850

Southwest Leon household income distribution Southwest Leon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (19%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Southwest Leon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Southwest Leon, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Leon-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/28/1968, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Southwest Leon place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1972, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southwest Leon-area historical earthquake activity is above Florida state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 316.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 175.5 miles away from Southwest Leon center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 266.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 265.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 291.6 miles away from Southwest Leon center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 391.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Leon County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Tropical Storms: 5, Fires: 3, Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Southwest Leon:

  • TALLAHASSEE DEVELOPMENTAL CENT (Hospital, about 7 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • MIRACLE HILL NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • MIRACLE HILL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • TALLAHASSEE SOUTH DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • FAITH HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF TALLAHASSEE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • SUNCREST OMNI (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TALLAHASSEE, FL)

Amtrak station near Southwest Leon:

  • 10 miles: TALLAHASSEE (918 1/2 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southwest Leon:

  • Tallahassee Community College (about 7 miles; Tallahassee, FL; Full-time enrollment: 10,904)
  • Florida State University (about 10 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 10 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,841)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 36 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 74 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Valdosta State University (about 76 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 79 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)

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Notable locations in Southwest Leon: Bagwell Landing (A), Brown House (B), Buck Horn Camp (C), Coes Landing (D), Collins Landing (E), Stoutamire Landing (F), Harveys Landing (G), Drakes Landing Recreation Site (H), Vause Landing (I), Wainright Landing (J), Williams Landing (K), Davis Boat Landing (L), Otter Camp (M), Lone Star Camp (N), Stoutamire Landing Campground (O), Wakulla Work Center (P), Trout Pond Recreation Area (Q), Lost Lake Recreation Site (R), Browns House Hunt Camp (S), Lifenet (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southwest Leon include: Saint Matthews Church (A), Tallahassee Baptist Church (B), Ebenezer Leon Baptist Church (C), Lakewood Baptist Church (D), Jackson Bluff Church (E), Fort Braden Church (F), Ebenezer Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Berean Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Southside Cemetery (1), Russells Cemetery (2), Fort Braden Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Dog Lake (A), Dog Pond (B), Lofton Pond (C), Long Pond (D), Lost Lake (E), Moore Lake (F), Lake Munson (G), Round Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou George (A), Soapstone Branch (B), Polk Creek (C), Midway Branch (D), Hubbard Branch (E), Harvey Creek (F), Freeman Creek (G), Camp Branch (H), Bradford Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southwest Leon include: Silver Lake Recreation Area (1), Talquin Wildlife Management Area (2), Leon Sinks Geological Area (3), Rocky Bluff Scenic Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Leon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 45.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

45.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.61
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.0%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.0%
Whole state:

12.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%

People in group quarters in Southwest Leon in 2000:

  • 19 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Southwest Leon compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Florida average:

12.6

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Southwest Leon CCD (based on Leon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant62,953167
Black Protestant22,21238
Mainline Protestant18,71636
Catholic15,6771
Other10,06430
Orthodox6052
None145,260-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Leon County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Leon County:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 106
Leon County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 196
Here:

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Leon County:

26.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.5%
State:

14.0%

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($316 average AGI)
Leon County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Gadsden County, FL  0.57% ($25,613 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.42% ($27,353)
from Wakulla County, FL  0.40% ($30,914)


9.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.71%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($297 average AGI)
Leon County:

0.09%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.61% ($24,825 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.54% ($26,472)
to Gadsden County, FL  0.52% ($26,855)

Strongest AM radio stations in Southwest Leon:

  • WNLS (1270 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFRF (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FAITH RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WCVC (1330 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WHBT (1410 AM; 5 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WHGH (840 AM; daytime; 10 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: H. G. H INVESTMENT CORP.)
  • WTAL (1450 AM; 1 kW; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: LIVE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJEP (1020 AM; daytime; 10 kW; OCHLOCKNEE, GA; Owner: LIFELINE MINISTRIES, INCORPORATED)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSD (1230 AM; 1 kW; QUINCY, FL; Owner: TUFF-STARR JAM COMMUNICATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southwest Leon:

  • WWLD (102.3 FM; CAIRO, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFSQ (91.5 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHTF (104.9 FM; HAVANA, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBZE (98.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTNT-FM (94.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEGT (99.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBWT (100.7 FM; MIDWAY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXSR (101.5 FM; QUINCY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGLF (104.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTLY (107.1 FM; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAIB (103.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • W250AF (97.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WUTL (106.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGWD (93.3 FM; GRETNA, FL; Owner: DE-COL INCORPORATED)
  • WKVH (91.9 FM; MONTICELLO, FL; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WHBX (96.1 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFSU-FM (88.9 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVFS (89.7 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: BD OF REGENTS BEHALF FL. STATE UNIV.)
  • WANM (90.5 FM; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Southwest Leon:

  • WFSU-TV (Channel 11; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVUP-CA (Channel 45; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTXL-TV (Channel 27; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: MEDIA VENTURE MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTBC-LP (Channel 65; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • W35BN (Channel 35; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WBXT-CA (Channel 56; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • WTWC-TV (Channel 40; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: WTWC LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCTV (Channel 6; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: WCTV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WWWF-LP (Channel 47; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W21BK (Channel 21; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: JOSEPH W. SHAFFER)
  • WACX-LP (Channel 9; TALLAHASSEE, FL; Owner: ASSOCIATED CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)

Southwest Leon on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest maximum monthly morning or afternoon humidity"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Construction (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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