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 Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center 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 656 events for a total of 772 event days. The fiscal year 2008-09 attendance was 470,315 patrons. Here is an idea of how we spent our fiscal year 2008-2009:
The Civic Center:
- served 66,013 meals
- hosted 177,230 patrons at sporting events
- hosted 13,080 patrons at theatrical events
- hosted 17,740 patrons at trade shows
- hosted 43,939 patrons at musical concerts
- hosted 5,788 patrons at lectures
- hosted 12,311 conventioneers or meeting attendees
- hosted 2,500 patrons at religious events
- hosted 14,500 patrons at comedy events
- hosted 31,600 patrons at family shows
- hosted 73,300 guests at graduation ceremonies
- hosted 830 guests at theme parties
- hosted 300 patrons at retail sales events
hosted 11,184 at dances