Florence, AZ


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Florence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 31,110 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 $47,891.00.

Unlike some towns, Florence isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Florence are a mix of both white- and blue-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 law enforcement and fire fighting (12.83%), office and administrative support (12.14%), and management occupations (11.07%).

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 rate of college-level education in Florence is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.73% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2010 was $14,954, which is lower middle income relative to Arizona, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,816 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 36.67% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include Irish, English, Polish, and Norwegian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Florence's cultural character, accounting for 19.50% of the town’s population.

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

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