Florence, KY
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Florence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 32,460 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the eighth largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Florence is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Florence is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (17.26%), management occupations (10.79%), and sales jobs (10.17%).

Also of interest is that Florence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Florence is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Florence area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Florence is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.75% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2010 was $28,649, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,596 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Florence is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Florence include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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