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Median resident age:  34.2 years
Florida median age:  38.7 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,095 (it was $32,389 in 2000)
Southwest Leon:

$40,095
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,869

Southwest Leon CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,647 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Southwest Leon:

$110,647
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $132,430; Detached houses: $189,970; Townhouses or other attached units: $129,114; In 2-unit structures: $178,411; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,851; Mobile homes: $90,446; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $159,631

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Southwest Leon races chart
  • White alone - 9,219 (77.5%)
  • Black alone - 2,028 (17.0%)
  • Hispanic - 331 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 180 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 66 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 65 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.05%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Southwest Leon: 144.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

6.6%
Florida:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
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%)

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Tornado activity:

Southwest Leon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 53% 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.

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: Tropical Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Fires: 3, Winds: 2, Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/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)

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: 7,553)
  • Florida State University (about 9 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 33,687)
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (about 10 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,978)
  • Valdosta State University (about 76 miles; Valdosta, GA; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Gulf Coast Community College (about 79 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 2,369)
  • Albany Technical College (about 82 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Albany State University (about 83 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)

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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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.5. This is about average.
City:

32.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 15.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.6
U.S.:

24.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6


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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Southwest Leon, FL

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.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



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

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.57%
Here37.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionEpiscopal Church
Adherents33.1%15.2%12.5%5.8%5.3%
Congregations16.9%2.6%7.2%18.5%3.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchAssemblies of GodJewishOther
Adherents4.1%3.0%2.7%2.4%15.9%
Congregations4.1%4.6%5.1%1.5%35.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 43
Leon County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

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

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

7.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Leon County:

8.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Leon County:

26.1%
State:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.5%
State:

14.0%

9.76% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.76%
Florida average:

8.71%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($312 average AGI)
Leon County:

0.28%
Florida average:

0.22%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Gadsden County, FL  0.64% ($29,564 average AGI)
from Broward County, FL  0.43% ($30,676)
from Wakulla County, FL  0.39% ($33,180)


9.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.90%
Florida average:

7.73%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Leon County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Gadsden County, FL  0.62% ($32,147 average AGI)
to Wakulla County, FL  0.50% ($42,413)
to Orange County, FL  0.41% ($29,863)

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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