Leon County zip code named poorest in Florida

Leon County zip code named poorest in Florida 2
Leon County zip code named poorest in Florida 2
Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 14:28:54-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Leon County is ranked 14th in the state for the number of children living in poverty, that's according to the Florida Chamber's recent report.  

The poorest zip code in Florida is in Leon County, which is why county leaders are working with people living in the 32304 area. 

The county commission announced a March 9 community summit to address the issues happening in this area. The zip code stretches from Florida State's campus to the Ochlocknee River.

The Florida Chamber says nearly half of the children living in this area are below the poverty level.

Commissioner Rick Minor says they want to hear from community members about the issues they face. 

"When it comes to tackling poverty, we really need to talk the neighbors and the neighborhoods more than anybody else what they to get themselves up on their feet," said Minor. "Anytime we get community leaders and neighbors to get together to talk about issues around poverty, it's a good thing." 

 Commissioner Minor says one thing that could be skewing these results for this area, the college students living there are included in the count but may not actually be under the poverty level.