Leon County, Florida Population 2021

Leon County, Florida's estimated population is 297,432 with a growth rate of 0.65% 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 275,971 and has seen a growth of 7.78% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021297,4321,9250.65%
2020295,5071,9250.66%
2019293,5821,9250.66%
2018291,6576920.24%
2017290,9654,2211.47%
2016286,7448400.29%
2015285,9042,1340.75%
2014283,7701,8830.67%
2013281,887-1,733-0.61%
2012283,6205,2491.89%
2011278,3712,4000.87%
2010275,97183,47843.37%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.65%
County Website
State
Founded
December 29, 1824
County Seat
2010 Population
275,971
Growth Since 2010
7.78%
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Leon County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White177,97461.42%
Black or African American89,53630.90%
Asian10,1833.51%
Two or More Races8,1302.81%
Some Other Race3,3011.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native5700.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander760.03%
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Leon County, Florida Population by Race

Leon County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Leon County, Florida Median Age

31


Total

30


Male

31.9


Female

Leon County, Florida Adults

There are 235,555 adults, (37,380 of whom are seniors) in Leon County, Florida.

Leon County, Florida Age Dependency

46.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Leon County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

152,284

52.55%

Male

137,486

47.45%

Leon County, Florida Population by Age

Leon County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Leon County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
All53%47%
Male44.9%55.1%
Female39.3%60.7%
Non Family36.2%63.8%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Leon County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All113,6582.4253
Non Family51,9441.5636.2
Married42,4863.0579
Female14,9733.4239.3
Male4,2553.1144.9

3.06

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Leon County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,5602.07%
9th to 12th Grade7,5984.41%
High School Graduate32,73719.01%
Some College32,70218.99%
Associates Degree16,0149.30%
Bachelors Degree44,66025.93%
Graduate Degree34,95220.29%
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Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White106,052102,24755,965
Black47,83641,99513,747
Hispanic9,2108,1803,568
Asian6,2876,0685,065
2+ Races2,9602,6731,262
Other Race1,6571,436608
Native American39736891
Islander595918

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 80.56%.

Leon County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,297$43,008$36,125
Less Than 9th Grade$20,992$25,155$16,706
High School Graduate$27,578$30,835$25,317
Some College$31,584$35,278$29,437
Bachelors Degree$46,095$52,264$42,038
Graduate Degree$57,362$66,737$51,262

$39,297

Average Earnings

$43,008

Average Male

$36,125

Average Female

Leon County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leon County, Florida Language by Age

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Leon County, Florida Language

90.04% of Leon County, Florida residents speak only English, while 9.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Leon County, Florida Language

Leon County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black85,41625,60929.98%
White157,27224,13915.35%
Hispanic16,7893,88023.11%
Multiple7,8541,62620.70%
Asian9,9991,50715.07%
Other3,00275925.28%
Native50313927.63%

20.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.56%

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 Black, with 29.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leon County, Florida is Asian, with 15.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.90%.

Leon County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.41%
High School19.98%
Some College12.54%
Bachelors or Greater5.75%

Leon County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.04%
Female Unemployed50.56%
Female Employed14.06%
Male Employed11.96%

Leon County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leon County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,106$75,693
Families$77,430$99,788
Married Families$96,706$123,096
Non Families$34,166$44,884
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Income by Household Type

Leon County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Leon County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Leon County, Florida Marital Status

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14,916

Number of Veterans

13,292

Male Veterans

1,624

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,139
First Gulf War3,554
Second Gulf War2,766
Korea1,093
World War II462

Leon County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,851
35 to 543,670
75+3,066
55 to 642,936
18 to 341,393

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,0117.35%
Black3,3394.80%
Hispanic5253.59%
2+ Races2846.01%
Asian1481.81%
Other Race692.65%
Native American5411.59%
Islander1118.64%

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Race

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

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8.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leon County, Florida Veterans by Education

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65.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Leon County, Florida Employment by Age

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Leon County, Florida Employment by Race

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Leon County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.60%

Born in Leon County, Florida

93.16%

Native Born

6.84%

Foreign Born

3.37%

Non Citizen

3.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.16% of Leon County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 56.60% having been born in Florida. 3.37% 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

  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

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