Leon County, FL

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2020 Population
291,863
0.722% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
30.7
0.656% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.46% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,675
2.95% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$212,900
4.83% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
148,372
1.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Leon County, FL had a population of 292k people with a median age of 30.7 and a median household income of $54,675. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Leon County, FL grew from 289,770 to 291,863, a 0.722% increase and its median household income grew from $53,106 to $54,675, a 2.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Leon County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (56%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.23%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%).

None of the households in Leon County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in Leon County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Leon County, FL are Florida State University (13,101 degrees awarded in 2020), Tallahassee Community College (3,636 degrees), and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (2,166 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Leon County, FL was $212,900, and the homeownership rate was 52.6%.

Most people in Leon County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Leon County, FL was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Leon County, FL is home to a population of 292k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.65% of Leon County, FL residents were born outside of the country (19.4k people).

In 2020, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Leon County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 90.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2020 Citizenship
96.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.9% of Leon County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Leon County, FL was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Leon County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    163k ± 323
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    90.1k ± 816
  3. White (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 689
6.56%
Hispanic Population
19.1k people

In 2020, there were 1.81 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (163k people) in Leon County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 90.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.56% of the people in Leon County, FL are hispanic (19.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Leon County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.65%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
19.4k people
6.84%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
19.8k people

As of 2020, 6.65% of Leon County, FL residents (19.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Leon County, FL was 6.84%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,852 ± 410
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,014 ± 501
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,856 ± 456

Leon County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Leon County, FL employs 148k people. The largest industries in Leon County, FL are Educational Services (22,179 people), Public Administration (21,116 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,233 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($158,125), Utilities ($55,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,404).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

148k
2020 Value
± 3,345
1.19%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Leon County, FL grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 147k employees to 148k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Leon County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (19,552 people), Management Occupations (14,925 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,545 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Leon County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

148k
2020 Value
± 3,345
1.19%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Leon County, FL grew at a rate of 1.19%, from 147k employees to 148k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Leon County, FL, are Educational Services (22,179 people), Public Administration (21,116 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (18,233 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Leon County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Leon County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,176
Median earning men ± $1,247
$30,887
Median earning women ± $788

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($52,227), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,154), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($44,197).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($42,146), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,680), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($34,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,083
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,412
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 1,871
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.4M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.11M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $973k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Leon County, FL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (35.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.825%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Leon County, FL awarded 19,855 degrees. The student population of Leon County, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 27,066 male students and 38,901 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Leon County, FL are White (10,418 and 54.3%), followed by Black or African American (4,246 and 22.1%), Hispanic or Latino (3,129 and 16.3%), and Two or More Races (660 and 3.44%).

The largest universities in Leon County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Florida State University (13,101 and 66%), Tallahassee Community College (3,636 and 18.3%), and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (2,166 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Leon County, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,743 and 13.8%), General Psychology (991 and 4.99%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (723 and 3.64%).

The median tuition cost in Leon County, FL for a public four year colleges is $3,152 for in-state students and $14,524 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Leon County, FL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 32.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 30%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 65,967 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 65,967 students enrolled in Leon County, FL, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 31,941 records, of which 56.5% were women and 43.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 932 degree-majors awarded
  2. 627 degree-majors awarded
  3. 550 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Leon County, FL was General Psychology with 932 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Leon County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,101 degrees awarded
  2. 3,636 degrees awarded
  3. 2,166 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Florida State University with 13,101 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 8,276 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Leon County, FL, which is 0.715 times less than the 11,579 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 10,418 degrees mean that there were 2.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 4,246 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($3,152) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,877) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Leon County, FL was $212,900 in 2020, which is 0.926 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $203,100 to $212,900, a 4.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Leon County, FL is 52.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Leon County, FL have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Leon County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Leon County, FL is $54,675. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Leon County, FL was Census Tract 24.13 with a value of $134,107, followed by Census Tract 24.16 and Census Tract 24.11, with respective values of $123,375 and $122,361.

In 2021, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Leon County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.8%.

Property

$212,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,425
$61,283
Median Property Taxes
±$1,730

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Leon County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Leon County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.6%
Homeownership
2020
69.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52.6% of the housing units in Leon County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 24.13
  2. Census Tract 24.16
  3. Census Tract 24.11

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Leon County, FL was Census Tract 24.13 with a value of $134,107, followed by Census Tract 24.16 and Census Tract 24.11, with respective values of $123,375 and $122,361.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Leon County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,675
Median Household Income
± $1,352
117k
Number of Households
± 2,913

In 2020, the median household income of the 117k households in Leon County, FL grew to $54,675 from the previous year's value of $53,106.

The following chart displays the households in Leon County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Leon County, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.49%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.99%)

In 2020, 78.8% of workers in Leon County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.49%) and those who worked at home (6.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Leon County, FL have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.915% of the workforce in Leon County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Leon County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Leon County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Leon County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Leon County, FL (54.6k out of 279k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Leon County, FL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 22% of the children was living in poverty in Leon County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 739 in Leon County, FL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 13.6 per 100,000 population.

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92.2% of the population of Leon County, FL has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.82% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Leon County, FL see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1157 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2039 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 434 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Leon County, FL

Primary care physicians in Leon County, FL see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 1.9% increase from the previous year (1,157 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Leon County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.4% under 18 years, 33.4% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.6% were men and 53.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.83%
Uninsured
53.6%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
9.29%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Leon County, FL declined by 3.09% from 8.08% to 7.83%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 59.4 in Leon County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.1% in Leon County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Leon County, FL.

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