Leon County, Florida
Leon County is part of the northwest region of Florida, along with Bay, Santa Rosa, Escambia, Walton, Holmes, Jackson, Washington, Okaloosa, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. Main industries for this area include advanced manufacturing, aviation, aerospace, defense, health sciences, renewable energy, and transportation. Florida's capital, Tallahassee, is a part of Leon County, and also acts as the county seat. The county has over 275,000 inhabitants.
Two of Florida's main Universities, Florida State University and Florida A&M University, are also a part of Leon County. As a result, Leon County has the highest average level of education among Florida's 67 counties. Leon County's regional economy remained stable throughout the recession as a result of a significant public sector presence. The unemployment rate has decreased and is below the state average at 8.1%. The housing market has not been as negatively affected in this county as in the rest of the state; the tax base loss is moderate and foreclosure rates equal the national average. The largest private sector employers are Tallahassee Memorial healthcare, Publix Supermarkets, Walmart, Capital Regional Medical Center, and ACS. Top public employers are the State of Florida, Florida State University, Leon County Schools, City of Tallahassee, and Florida A&M University.
Much of the economy is driven by the state government, especially the two universities. Both are major research universities; Florida State attracts over $200 million annually, while FAMU brings in at least $30 million each year. FSU operates the National High Magnetic Lab, the world?s most powerful and largest magnetic laboratory. In addition to offering numerous degree programs at all levels, both universities also run law and medical schools. FSU and FAMU are located in Tallahassee.
Tallahassee Regional Airport handles commercial and general aviation. Around 400,000 people make use of its facilities each year. The airport is responsible for an economic impact around $350 million annually and sustains about 4,000 careers.
Leon County Florida Cities
There are 2 cities in Leon County Florida. These are listed below. Click on a link for details.
Leon County has a population of approximately 283,769 people. The population increased 3.0% from 2010 to 2012. This compared to a 2.7% increase for the State of Florida and a 1.7% increase for the country as a whole. Leon County is 666.85 square miles and had a population density of 413.1 Persons per square mile in 2010. This compared to 350.6 for Florida and 87.4 for the country.
There are 124,701 housing units in Leon County (a housing unit is defined by the US Census Bureau as a house, apartment, mobile home, group of rooms, or single room that is occupied as separate living quarters.) Leon County has a 55.0% homeownership rate compared to Florida's rate of 69.0%. Leon County's medium household income in 2011 was $45,827, which is lower than the medium income for Florida as a whole: $47,827.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
22.3% of the population in Leon County lives below the poverty line, compared to 14.7% in Florida and 14.3% nationwide. Additional Information:
Leon County Economic Activity
The U.S. Bureau of the Census, Economic , 2007 calculated the total value manufacturing, merchant wholesaler, retail sales and food service sales in Leon County. The Census measured activity of large and medium-sized firms during calendar year 2007. It does not include every aspect of the economy but can be used as a measure of economic activity.
At $5,470 million, Leon County's economic activity represents 0.87% of the Florida economy.
|Merchant wholesaler sales||$791||14.5%|
|Accommodation and food services sales||$552||10.1%|
Leon County Regional Comparisons
Leon County is located in Northwest Florida. This region is responsible for 4.6% of Florida's economic activity. Leon County represents 19.0% of the region's economy.
2010 to 2012
2007 to 2011
|Santa Rosa County||158,512||$1,467||4.7%||$55,913||65,728||$173,400|
Leon Real Estate
There are 87,944 properties in Leon County. The following table shows a summary of them based on 2013 sales data.
|Usage Type||Property Count||%||Sales Count||Median Price||Median Price/Ft||Sales From||To|
|Commercial Property||0||0.00||130||$402,500||$94||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
|Government Property||1,018||1.16||5||$34,500||$54||March 1st, 2013||August 1st, 2013|
|Residential Property||0||0.00||2,575||$142,900||$82||January 1st, 2013||September 1st, 2013|
Commercial Real Estate in Leon County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Leon County are classified as Commercial. 130 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $121,844,000. The median sales price was $402,500. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Commercial Property in Leon County was $314 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $94/ft and C Class $36/ft.
Government Real Estate in Leon County, Florida
1,018( 1.16%) of the properties in Leon County are classified as Government. 5 of them sold between March 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $221,800. The median sales price was $34,500. In 2013 the median sales price for Government Property in Leon County was $54 per sq ft.
Residential Real Estate in Leon County, Florida
0( .00%) of the properties in Leon County are classified as Residential. 2,575 of them sold between January 1st, 2013 and September 1st, 2013. The total value of these sales was $521,870,200. The median sales price was $142,900. In 2013 the median sales price for A Class Residential Property in Leon County was $113 per sq ft, B Class properties sold for $82/ft and C Class $33/ft.
Leon Market Data
|Property Usage||Property Count||Total Sq Ft|
|Hotel & Motel||546||3,194,165|
|Sports & Entertaining||71||696,604|