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Housing Profile
Leon County, Florida
  • Population, 2016: 287669. Leon County ranks # 22 of Florida's 67 counties in population.
  • Households, 2016: 119373
  • Homeownership Rate, 2016: 55.2%. Statewide, Florida's homeownership rate is 67.8%.
Population Projections
  • In 2040, Leon County is projected to have a population of 354501, ranking it # 22 of Florida's 67 counties.

Projected Total Population, Leon County, 2010-2040

Place 2010 2016 2020 2025 2030 20352040
Leon County 275487 287669 301804 318302 332501 344604 354501
Notes:  Not Available.
Sources:  University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research, Population Projections; U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census.
Housing Market

Existing Home Values (Based on County Property Appraisers' Just Value)

  • Single Family Home, average just value, 2016: $162403. (Statewide, the average just value of a single family home in Florida in 2016 was $219681).
  • Mobile Home, average just value, 2016: $40323.
  • Condominium, average just value, 2016: $76621.

Home Sales Prices

  • The average sales price for a single family home was $217269 in 2016. The median sales price that year was $189000, compared to a statewide median sales price of $212000.

    Source: Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Sales Price for Single Family Homes and Condominiums, Leon County, 1996-2016

Place Housing Type 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 20152016
Leon County Single Family Homes 95500 95000 104500 106900 108000 119000 127500 136900 155000 173000 185000 190000 177000 175300 180000 180000 185000 192500 195000 189000 189000
Leon County Condominiums 56850 52500 52900 55000 52900 57100 65800 78700 117000 140250 153000 145000 132250 109000 102200 104900 90000 92750 88000 101800 85300
Notes:  Not applicable
Sources:  Florida Department of Revenue, Sales Data Files

Median Gross Rent, Leon County, Florida, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Median Gross RentState Median Gross Rent
Leon County, Florida 925 1002
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File
  • In Leon County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD Fair Market Rent in 2017, representing rent for a typical modest apartment, was $703 for a studio apartment, $736 for a one-bedroom, $917 for a two-bedroom, $1217 for a three-bedroom, and $1397 for a four-bedroom unit.

    Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 2016 Fair Market Rents

Households by Monthly Rent Paid, Leon County, 2011-2015

Place <$200 $200-$299 $300-$499 $500-$749 $750-$999 $1,000-$1,499 $1,500-$1,999 $2,000-$2,499 $2,500-$2,999 $3,000-$3,499 $3,500 or More No Cash RentTotal
Leon County 365 942 2245 10908 15931 15065 4226 1335 165 92 52 1500 52826
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Manufactured Housing Parks and Condominiums

  • There are 26 licensed manufactured housing parks in Leon with 1940 lots in 2012.
  • There are 121 licensed condominium developments in Leon with 5028 units in 2012. Of these, 33 properties with 1871 units were converted from rental to condo.

    Source: Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation

Home Purchase Loans by Property Type, Leon County, 2005-2015

Application Count
Place County Property Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 20142015
Leon County Leon One to four-family (other than manufactured housing) 7322 6813 4267 2592 2264 1876 1775 3141 3783 3919 4576
Leon County Leon Manufactured housing 207 254 256 121 44 73 52 68 109 99 101
Leon County Leon Multifamily 16 9 11 11 6 4 4 10 9 14 9
Notes:  Shows loan applications resulting in loan origination only. For more information, see HMDA User Guide
Sources:  Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data 2005-2015

Foreclosures and Serious Delinquencies

  • The Tallahassee MSA had a foreclosure rate for 1-4 unit homes of 6.64% and a serious delinquency (90+ day) rate of 2.86% in September 2013.

    Source: Analysis of LPI Applied Analytics data by LISC, tabulated by the Urban Institute
Affordable Housing Needs

Cost Burden, General

  • "Cost-burdened" households pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs. In 2016, 52011 Leon County households (44%) pay more than 30% of income for housing. By comparison, 42% of households statewide are cost-burdened.
  • 31127 households in Leon County (26%) pay more than 50% of income for housing.

Households by Cost Burden, Leon County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Total 67362 20884 31127
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.
Homeowners and Renters

Households by Homeowner/Renter Status and Cost Burden, Leon County, 2016

Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
Owner 48595 10769 6537
Renter 18767 10115 24590
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Household Income

  • In the following table, household income is measured as a percentage of the median income for the county or area, adjusted for family size. In Leon County and the surrounding metro area, the HUD-estimated median income for a family of four is $68400 in 2017.

Households by Income and Cost Burden, Leon County, 2016

Household Income as Percentage of Area Median Income Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-50%50% or more
<=30% AMI 1455 1300 22522
30.01-50% AMI 2731 3690 5294
50.01-80% AMI 7939 8153 2500
80.01+% AMI 55237 7741 811
Total 67362 20884 31127
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Elderly Households

  • 23271 households in Leon County (19.5%) are headed by a person age 65 or older in 2016. In comparison, 30.1% of households statewide are headed by elderly persons.
  • 18739 of elderly households in Leon (80.5%) own their homes.
  • 6511 elderly households (28%) pay more than 30% of income for rent or mortgage costs.

Elderly Households by Age and Cost Burden, Leon County, 2016

Age of Householder Amount of Income Paid for Housing
0-30% 30-49.9%50+ %
65 or more 16760 3499 3012
Notes:  Click here to get household projections by tenure, age of householder, income, and cost burden.
Sources:   Not Available.

Supply Characteristics

Single Family Home Size and Age

  • In 2016, the median size for a new single-family home in Leon County was 1988 square feet.

Year Structure Built, Leon County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Number Share by Decade
2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-1969 1950-1959 1940-1949 1939 or Earlier Total 2010 or After 2000-2009 1990-1999 1980-1989 1970-1979 1960-19691959 or Earlier
Leon County 1970 23836 28026 25965 22208 10965 8081 2968 1896 125915 1.6 18.9 22.3 20.6 17.6 8.7 10.3
Notes:  American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File

Housing Condition Characteristics (Occupied Units), Leon County, 2011-2015 American Community Survey

Place Persons Per Room House Heating Fuel Kitchen Facilities Plumbing Facilities
1.01 or More Persons per Room Share of Occupied Units (%) No Fuel Used Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete Facilities Share of Occupied Units (%) Lacking Complete FacilitiesShare of Occupied Units (%)
Leon County 2589 2.3 555 0.5 2702 2.1 1621 1.3
Notes:  Housing units are considered to be substandard if they are overcrowded, do not have heat, or lack complete kitchens or plumbing.
American Community Survey is based on a sample of households and therefore involves a margin of error. To find the margin of error for this and other ACS-based tables, see the General Unit Characteristics tool. A "-" indicates that the value in the ACS is not statistically significant from zero.
Sources:  U.S. Census Bureau, 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Summary File