Florence is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,572 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 72nd largest community in Mississippi.
Florence real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Florence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
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, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (22.22%), management occupations (13.79%), and food service (9.22%).
Florence is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Florence’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Florence is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Florence, the average commute to work is 31.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Florence is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The percentage of people in Florence who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.97% of adults in Florence have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $27,023, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,092 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, German, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Arabic.