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The Tallahassee, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Gadsden County, Jefferson County, Leon County and Wakulla County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal city in the MSA is Tallahassee, located in Leon County. In 2008 the population of the MSA was 357,259.[1] The Tallahassee Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) was first defined after the 1970 United States Census, and included only Leon County. Wakulla County was added to the SMSA after the 1980 census. After the 1990 census, Wakulla County was removed from the MSA and Gadsden County was added. Jefferson County and Wakulla County (for the second time) were added to the MSA after the 2000 census.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 320,304 people, 125,533 households, and 75,306 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 63.59% White, 32.17% African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. 3.72% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,728, and the median income for a family was $42,957. Males had a median income of $29,628 versus $24,977 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,552.


  1. ^ Tallahassee, FL MSA Population - retrieved March 8, 2009
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 30°18′N 84°12′W / 30.3°N 84.2°W / 30.3; -84.2


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