Florence, AZ
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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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Florence, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Florence, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Florence’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Florence does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $49,534.00.

Florence is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Florence is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), management occupations (10.23%), and healthcare suport services (8.81%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.55% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

The overall crime rate in Florence is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

The percentage of people in Florence with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $12,863, which is low income relative to Arizona and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,452 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 39.68% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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


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