Florence, AZ

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Living in Florence

Florence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 27,422 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 31st largest community in Arizona. Florence has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Florence, where the median household income is $49,674.00.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (12.21%), office and administrative support (10.42%), and sales jobs (9.33%).

A relatively large number of people in Florence telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Overall, Florence’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Florence has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Florence has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Florence than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Florence may be for you.

The rate of college-level education in Florence is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.74% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $12,761, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,044 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Florence is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Florence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.77% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

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

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