Tallahassee employs educated, affluent professionals. With a population of 150,624, Tallahassee's relative wealth is evidenced by a median family income of $49,359 (2000 census) and household income of $30,571. Census figures for 2000 show a racially diverse population with minorities accounting for 33% of the population.
The population of Leon County area has grown at an annual rate of 1.5% since 1990, increasing from 192,493 in 1990 to an estimated 265,714 in 2009. The total survey area for Tallahassee-Leon County and the surrounding nine counties totals 493,800 persons that are over 12 years of age.
Tallahassee is the home to many fine universities including Florida State University, Florida A&M University, and Tallahassee Community College. FSU and FAMU are world renowned for outstanding achievement in academics, athletics and activities. FSU's enrollment tops 38,000, FAMU enrollment is approximately 12,000 and TCC has an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students.
The Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University is North Florida's Premiere Entertainment & Convention Center offering a wide variety of quality entertainment, convention and meeting facilities to the Capital City and surrounding areas. The Civic Center facilities hosted 479 events for a total of 545 event days. The fiscal year 2011-2012 attendance was 396,080 patrons. Here is an idea of how we spent our fiscal year 2011-2012:
The Civic Center:
- served 44,300 meals
- hosted 139,214 patrons at sporting events
- hosted 17,500 patrons at theatrical events
- hosted 17,825 patrons at trade shows
- hosted 65,209 patrons at musical concerts
- hosted 11,218 patrons at lectures
- hosted 12,189 conventioneers or meeting attendees
- hosted 4,200 patrons at religious events
- hosted 5,585 patrons at comedy events
- hosted 11,000 patrons at family shows
- hosted 63,800 guests at graduation ceremonies
- hosted 3,090 guests at theme parties
hosted 950 at dances