Florence, AL
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Florence profile


Living in Florence


Florence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 40,797 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 11th largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Florence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Florence is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (11.24%), and food service (9.72%).

In addition, Florence is a college town. There are a lot of students in Florence attending college, and as a result Florence provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The city of Florence is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

In terms of college education, Florence is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.13% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $25,748, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,992 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Florence is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Florence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Florence residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Florence include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.