Florence is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 1,231 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 778th largest community in Texas.
Florence real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Florence house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Florence is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 53.54% of the Florence workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Florence is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (9.45%), food service (6.69%), and sales jobs (5.31%).
The overall crime rate in Florence is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Florence is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The rate of college-level education in Florence is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.57% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2010 was $21,602, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,408 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Florence is an extremely 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. Florence also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Florence include Irish, English, Italian, and Czech.
Florence also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.31%.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.