Leon County, Florida Population 2020

Leon County, Florida's estimated population is 291,247 with a growth rate of 1.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leon County, Florida is the 22nd largest county in Florida.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018292,5021,2550.43%
2017291,2474,2701.49%
2016286,9779800.34%
2015285,9972,2120.78%
2014283,7851,8920.67%
2013281,893-1,716-0.61%
2012283,6095,2751.90%
2011278,3342,3650.86%
2010275,96983,47643.37%
1990192,49343,83829.49%
1980148,65545,60844.26%
1970103,04728,82238.83%
196074,22522,63543.87%
195051,59019,94463.02%
194031,6468,17034.80%
193023,4765,41730.00%
192018,059-1,368-7.04%
191019,427-460-2.31%
190019,8872,13512.03%
189017,752-1,910-9.71%
188019,6624,42629.05%
187015,2362,89323.44%
186012,3439017.87%
185011,4427296.80%
184010,7134,21964.97%
18306,4940.00%

How Many People Live in Leon County, Florida?

291,247

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White177,85261.73%
Black or African American89,44431.05%
Asian10,1073.51%
Two or More Races7,3152.54%
Some Other Race2,7250.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native5780.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander810.03%

Leon County, Florida Population Pyramid 2020

Leon County, Florida Median Age

30.7


Total

29.7


Male

31.6


Female

Leon County, Florida Adults

There are 234,088 adults, (35,700 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Florida.

Leon County, Florida Age Dependency

45.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

151,208

52.48%

Male

136,894

47.52%

Leon County, Florida Households and Families

Leon County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Leon County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.7%21.3%
All53.1%46.9%
Male42%58%
Female39.8%60.2%
Non Family36.5%63.5%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All112,9182.4353.1
Non Family51,5231.5836.5
Married42,6983.0878.7
Female14,3423.3339.8
Male4,3553.1242

3.06

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Leon County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5942.11%
9th to 12th Grade7,2254.25%
High School Graduate32,51019.12%
Some College32,70819.24%
Associates Degree16,2699.57%
Bachelors Degree43,91525.83%
Graduate Degree33,81019.88%

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White105,517101,91154,376
Black46,98841,24313,513
Hispanic8,8277,7463,535
Asian6,2186,0515,069
Multiple Races2,6872,3971,236
Other Race1,3211,136483
Native American39836872
Islander51516

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 81.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,672$42,026$35,779
Less Than High School$19,439$22,014$14,702
High School Grad$27,347$30,555$25,340
Some College$31,755$35,024$29,757
Bachelors Degree$44,811$51,319$40,747
Graduate Degree$59,301$69,917$50,730

$38,672

Average Earnings

$42,026

Average Male

$35,779

Average Female

Leon County, Florida Language

Leon County, Florida Language by Age

Leon County, Florida Language

90.19% of Leon County, Florida residents speak only English, while 9.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.15% of the population.

Leon County, Florida Poverty

Leon County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black84,99925,05829.48%
White157,82324,24015.36%
Hispanic16,2433,69522.75%
Asian9,9711,74917.54%
Multiple7,0801,45820.59%
Other2,33272130.92%
Native51110620.74%

20.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.36%

Male Poverty Rate

20.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is Other, with 30.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is White, with 15.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.58%
High School19.11%
Some College12.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.29%
Female Unemployed46.94%
Female Employed14.15%
Male Employed11.48%

Leon County, Florida Income

Leon County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,201$73,745
Families$76,322$96,769
Married Families$94,315$118,398
Non Families$32,827$43,443

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

Leon County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Leon County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Leon County, Florida Veterans

15,342

Number of Veterans

13,656

Male Veterans

1,686

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,451
First Gulf War3,515
Second Gulf War2,804
Korea1,288
World War II604

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,3827.60%
Black3,3924.90%
Hispanic6124.31%
2 or More2636.22%
Asian1772.19%
Other592.78%
Indian5612.23%
Hawaiian1320.31%

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

7.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Florida Employment Status

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Leon County, Florida Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.54%

Born in Florida

93.21%

Native Born

6.79%

Foreign Born

3.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.21% of Leon County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 55.54% having been born in Florida. 3.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Leon County, Florida

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990