Florence, KY

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Living in Florence

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, 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 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Florence is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Florence, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The overall education level of Florence is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.