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 $48,503.00.

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (17.02%), office and administrative support (11.72%), and sales jobs (7.15%).

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 town of Florence is a decent size, but despite this, it doesn't have a viable public transit system that people can use to get to work.

The citizens of Florence have a very low rate of college education: just 7.74% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Florence in 2010 was $13,286, 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 $53,144 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Florence is a somewhat 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 41.86% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

Florence also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.94%.

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

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