Florence SC

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Florence, SC Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Florence Housing Market Information

With 37,778 people, 15,200 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $144,969, house prices in Florence are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Florence, accounting for 70.15% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Florence include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 14.66%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.49%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.45%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Florence are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 56.77% owning and 43.23% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Florence built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Florence built between 1940-1969 ( 32.68%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 20.81%). There's also some housing in Florence built before 1939 ( 4.72%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Florence. Fully 11.77% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Florence homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Florence real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Florence Home Appreciation Rates

Florence's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Florence during the period has been just -0.19%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Florence appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Florence's appreciation rate has been -1.91%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Florence were at -0.78%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.10%.

Notably, Florence's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to South Carolina, our data show that Florence's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in South Carolina.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Florence differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Florence - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Florence real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,057,000 0.4
$793,001 - $1,057,000 0.8
$529,001 - $793,000 1.6
$423,001 - $529,000 1.1
$317,001 - $423,000 3.6
$211,001 - $317,000 16.5
$106,001 - $211,000 38.8
$53,001 - $106,000 24.7
$0 - $53,000 12.6

High for SC
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
59.6905109489051 37.4074074074074

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Florence Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
27.15% 1.24%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,017 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 56.77
Renters 43.23
Vacant 11.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.8
1970 - 1999 41.8
1940 - 1969 32.7
1939 or Older 4.7

Types of Homes

Single-Family 70.1
Townhomes 2.4
Small Apt. Buildings 11.5
Apt. Complexes 14.7
Mobile Homes 1.3
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.67
1 Bedroom 5.91
2 Bedrooms 25.84
3 Bedrooms 48.91
4 Bedrooms 14.66
5 or more bedrooms 3.02