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Tallahassee, Florida

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Welcome to Tallahassee ...

The city of Tallahassee is located in Leon County<1>. It is the County Seat and the capital of Florida.

When the people of Tallahassee refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Tallahasseean<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tallahassee has a population of 194,641 people<3> (see below for details).

Tallahassee was established in 1821.

The community of Tallahassee is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Tallahassee lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Tallahassee (for example, toward Blountstown), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Tallahassee lies within the (850) area code.

The ZIP codes for Tallahassee: 32301-32317, 32395, 32399<5>

Websites for Tallahassee ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Junior League:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tallahassee had an population of 194,641 people. This is an increase of 7.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tallahassee had a population of 181,376 people (which is 65.84% of the total population of Leon County). This makes Tallahassee the county's most populous community.

The population of Tallahassee represents 0.96% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 181,376 people, the population of Tallahassee increased 20.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 150,624 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tallahassee.

Communities Also Named Tallahassee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Tallahassee - it's located in Georgia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tallahassee.

Communities near Tallahassee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Tallahassee.

  • Midway [Gadsden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
    • Midway [Gadsden County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Tallahassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,956 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Midway<7>
  • Havana [Gadsden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana [Gadsden County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Tallahassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<7>
  • Saint Marks [Wakulla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marks
    • Saint Marks [Wakulla County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Tallahassee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marks<7>
  • Woodville [Leon County]
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    • Capitola [Leon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitola
      • Capitola [Leon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Tallahassee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitola
    • Wakulla Springs [Wakulla County]
    • Lloyd [Jefferson County]
    • Crawfordville [Wakulla County]
    • Miccosukee [Leon County]
    • Wacissa [Jefferson County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Tallahassee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tallahassee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tallahassee. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Tallahassee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tallahassee. Our list includes 62 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tallahassee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tallahassee ...

Looking for more information about Tallahassee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Tallahassee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tallahassee.

Adding Tallahassee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tallahassee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tallahassee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tallahassee on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Florida

About Leon County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tallahassee:

The official website for Leon County:

The official website for State of Florida:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Leon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Tallahassee refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Tallahassee may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tallahassee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tallahassee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Tallahassee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tallahassee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Tallahassee includes: 32301, 32302, 32303, 32304, 32305, 32306, 32307, 32308, 32309, 32310, 32311, 32312, 32313, 32314, 32315, 32316, 32395 & 32399.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tallahassee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tallahassee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TallahasseeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tallahassee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4382, Longitude: -84.2806    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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