Florence is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 40,797 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the 11th largest community in Alabama.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (11.24%), and food service (9.72%).
In addition, Florence is a college town. There are a lot of students in Florence attending college, and as a result Florence provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Florence is a decent-sized city, yet no one gets to work using public transit, because the city has no real transit system.
In terms of college education, Florence is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.13% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $25,748, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,992 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Florence is a very 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 Irish, English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.