Florence is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,151 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 60th largest community in Oregon.
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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in sales jobs (14.81%), office and administrative support (11.24%), and healthcare suport services (8.94%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Florence is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Florence is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Florence spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.09 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Florence citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.18% of adults in Florence have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $29,467, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,868 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Florence include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.