Florence, AZ
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Florence is a medium-sized town located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 26,419 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 31st largest community in Arizona. Much of the housing stock in Florence was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Florence economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Florence, where the median household income is $49,674.00.

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 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.04% 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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Florence is worth considering.

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 10.74% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2010 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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