Leon County, Florida Population 2019

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
White177,40662.05%
Black or African American88,97331.12%
Asian9,6103.36%
Two or More Races6,6642.33%
Some Other Race2,4670.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native7030.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.02%

Leon County, Florida Population Pyramid 2019

Leon County, Florida Median Age

30.5


Total

29.4


Male

31.3


Female

Leon County, Florida Adults

There are 232,040 adults, (34,002 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Florida.

Leon County, Florida Age Dependency

44.4

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

149,910

52.44%

Male

135,980

47.56%

Leon County, Florida Households and Families

Leon County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Leon County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.9%22.1%
All52.6%47.4%
Female40.4%59.6%
Male40.3%59.7%
Non Family35.7%64.3%

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All112,3732.4252.6
Non Family50,4091.5735.7
Married43,0483.0677.9
Female14,4393.3140.4
Male4,477340.3

3.03

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Leon County, Florida Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4732.07%
9th to 12th Grade7,9344.74%
High School Graduate31,18918.62%
Some College32,58419.45%
Associates Degree16,0719.60%
Bachelors Degree42,85325.59%
Graduate Degree33,38019.93%

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,709100,79153,234
Black45,98039,94313,491
Hispanic8,4847,3113,535
Asian5,9915,8184,854
Multiple Races2,4412,2071,047
Other Race1,1861,011429
Native American43741167
Islander29297

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 81.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,479$40,697$35,830
Less Than High School$18,899$20,274$16,226
High School Grad$26,363$29,143$23,863
Some College$31,628$33,291$30,437
Bachelors Degree$44,323$50,600$40,832
Graduate Degree$57,430$69,004$49,998

$37,479

Average Earnings

$40,697

Average Male

$35,830

Average Female

Leon County, Florida Language

Leon County, Florida Language by Age

Leon County, Florida Language

90.23% of Leon County, Florida residents speak only English, while 9.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.11% of the population.

Leon County, Florida Poverty

Leon County, Florida Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black84,62125,64130.30%
White157,66723,82715.11%
Hispanic15,7793,72523.61%
Asian9,4991,57516.58%
Multiple6,4161,44422.51%
Other1,96459430.24%
Native59621435.91%

20.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

20.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is Native, with 35.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is White, with 15.11% 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 35.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.25%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.20%
High School18.58%
Some College12.62%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed52.45%
Female Unemployed48.71%
Female Employed13.92%
Male Employed11.75%

Leon County, Florida Income

Leon County, Florida Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,941$70,672
Families$72,816$91,842
Married Families$90,903$112,759
Non Families$32,011$41,857

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.7%

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 45-54.

Leon County, Florida Marital Status by Race

Leon County, Florida Veterans

15,676

Number of Veterans

13,955

Male Veterans

1,721

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,783
First Gulf War3,275
Second Gulf War2,600
Korea1,509
World War II701
Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,977
35 to 543,913
75+3,327
55 to 642,973
18 to 341,486

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,5077.71%
Black3,6545.33%
Hispanic7115.14%
2 or More1985.01%
Asian1882.46%
Other723.69%
Indian5710.07%

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

6.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Florida Employment Status

66.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

8.8%

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

55.34%

Born in Florida

93.29%

Native Born

6.71%

Foreign Born

3.42%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.29% of Leon County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 55.34% having been born in Florida. 3.42% 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