Florence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 24,795 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 33rd 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 $63,072.00.
A relatively large number of people in Florence telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 16.19% 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.
One downside of living in Florence, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Florence does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Florence with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.03% of adults in Florence have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $17,329, 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 $69,316 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 37.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.