Florence, SC

Florence profile

Living in Florence

Florence is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 38,531 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the tenth largest community in South Carolina.

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 sales jobs (11.14%), healthcare (11.06%), and office and administrative support (10.58%).

The overall education level of Florence citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.33% of adults in Florence have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $30,530, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,120 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Florence include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.