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Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the population is 150,624. It is the county seat of Leon County.


Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida A & M University a historically black institution, and Tallahassee Community College. It is also a regional center for trade and agriculture.


The city is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport on the southside of Tallahassee.

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History

Tallahassee was chosen to be capital of Florida because at the time of statehood, the Florida peninsula was very sparsely populated, and Tallahassee marked a compromise between the early territorial capitals of St. Augustine and Pensacola.


Tallahassee was very prominent and during the 2000 United States Presidential Election as the capital of the state whose votes were disputed.


Geography

Location of Tallahassee, Florida

Tallahassee is located at 30°27'6" North, 84°16'22" West (30.451800, -84.272770)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 254.5 km˛ (98.2 mi˛). 247.9 km˛ (95.7 mi˛) of it is land and 6.6 km˛ (2.5 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.59% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 150,624 people, 63,217 households, and 29,459 families residing in the city. The population density is 607.6/km˛ (1,573.8/mi˛). There are 68,417 housing units at an average density of 276.0/km˛ (714.8/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 60.42% White, 34.24% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.40% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 4.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 63,217 households out of which 21.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 30.1% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 53.4% are non-families. 34.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.86.


In the city the population is spread out with 17.4% under the age of 18, 29.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 8.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 26 years. For every 100 females there are 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.7 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $30,571, and the median income for a family is $49,359. Males have a median income of $32,428 versus $27,838 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,981. 24.7% of the population and 12.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.6% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Talgov.com (official city website) (http://talgov.com/)
  • Florida State University (http://www.fsu.edu/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=30.4518&longitude=-84.27277&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=30.4518&lon=-84.27277&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Terraserver (http://terraservice.net/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-84.27277&lat=30.4518&w=750&h=500)
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Tallahassee is the capital of Florida, a state of the United States of America.
Tallahassee was prominent during the 2000 United States Presidential Election as the capital of the state whose votes were disputed.
Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union forces during the American Civil War.
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