Leon County, Florida Population 2024

299,945

Leon County, Florida's estimated 2024 population is 299,945 with a growth rate of 0.43% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Leon County, Florida is the 23rd largest county in Florida. The 2010 population was 275,981 and has seen a growth of 8.68% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029306,3851,2880.42%
2028305,0971,2880.42%
2027303,8091,2880.43%
2026302,5211,2880.43%
2025301,2331,2880.43%
2024299,9451,2880.43%
2023298,6571,2880.43%
2022297,3691,2880.44%
2021296,0812,1330.73%
2020293,948820.03%
2019293,8661,9610.67%
2018291,9057800.27%
2017291,1254,1651.45%
2016286,9608620.3%
2015286,0982,1750.77%
2014283,9231,9170.68%
2013282,006-1,701-0.6%
2012283,7075,2871.9%
2011278,4202,4390.88%
2010275,981
1990192,49343,83829.49%
1980148,65545,60844.26%
1970103,04728,82238.83%
196074,22522,63543.87%
195051,59019,94463.02%
194031,6468,17034.8%
193023,4765,41730%
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%
185011,4427296.8%
184010,7134,21964.97%
18306,494-299,891-97.88%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.43% (1,288)
County Website
Leon County
State
Florida
County Seat
2010 Population
275,981
Area
667 mi²
Density
450 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
8.68% (23,964)
Founded
December 29, 1824

Leon County, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White170,16857.86%
Black or African American91,03130.95%
Two or more races16,8865.74%
Asian10,3483.52%
Other race5,0991.73%
Native American4670.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1290.04%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leon County, Florida Population by Race

Leon County, Florida Population Pyramid 2024

Leon County, Florida Median Age

31.4

Total

30.7

Male

32.1

Female

Leon County, Florida Adults

There are 240,009 adults, (41,392 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Florida.

Leon County, Florida Age Dependency

48.1

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female154,49052.52%
Male139,63847.48%

Leon County, Florida Population by Age

Leon County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All118,7552.3352.147.9
Non Family55,9481.4734.365.7
Married41,4773.0381.518.5
Female16,0293.2139.160.9
Male5,3013.2249.650.4
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3

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leon County, Florida Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.77%.

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,722

Average Earnings

$50,360

Average Male

$41,789

Average Female

Leon County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon County, Florida Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leon County, Florida Language

90.07% of Leon County, Florida residents speak only English, while 9.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.53% of the population.

Leon County, Florida Language

Leon County, Florida Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black86,58124,29428.06%
White152,59522,12614.5%
Hispanic18,0493,89321.57%
Multiple16,0653,06119.05%
Asian9,9151,40814.2%
Other4,4181,25028.29%
Native4216715.91%
Islander1203932.5%
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19.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.36%

Male Poverty Rate

20.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leon County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is Islander, with 32.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is Asian, with 14.2% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.32%.

Leon County, Florida Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.7%
High School17.73%
Some College12.16%
Bachelors or Greater5.42%
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Leon County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.25%
Male Unemployed49.72%
Female Employed13.76%
Male Employed10.87%
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Leon County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon County, Florida Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

33.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

14,040

Number of Veterans

12,112

Male Veterans

1,928

Female Veterans

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Leon County, Florida Veterans by War

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Leon County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Leon County, Florida Veterans by Race

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65%

Labor Force Participation

61.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Leon County, Florida Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leon County, Florida Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leon County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.82%

Born in Leon County, Florida

93.19%

Native Born

6.81%

Foreign Born

2.95%

Non Citizen

3.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.19% of Leon County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 57.82% having been born in Florida. 2.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Leon County, Florida Place of Birth

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