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 32,479 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the eighth largest community in Kentucky.

Florence real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Florence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (11.91%), and management occupations (8.88%).

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.

The citizens of Florence are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.77% of adults in Florence having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Florence in 2010 was $30,856, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $123,424 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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