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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Leon County is located in Florida with a population of 285,890. Leon County is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Leon County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Leon County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Leon County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Leon County are highly rated.
Population
285,890

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$187,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$968
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Leon County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    492.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    98.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    180.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    789.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,722.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    386.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    23%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Leon County Reviews

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I have lived in Leon County since 1979. This area has grown in population tremendously. The county has not kept up with the need of having things to do for nightlife. One would have to travel to see a good concert or do anything that is popular at that given time. Great place to raise a family or start planning for your family. September through November is football season so if your a anoles fan or Rattler fan you will have plenty of activity to keep you busy!
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There are some great areas of Leon County, and the college area is good for students. However, there seems to be a problem with the roads and a high level of car accidents for the area. Lately also, crime near FSU campus has spiked, it seems that the crime from the bad areas has begun to bleed into student living areas. Downtown is beautiful, and Tallahassee has a lot to do, but it can be unsafe at times especially for college students.
Great place to live, affordable and very homey! It has a great environment and the weather is always nice.