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Florence, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Florence had a population of 38,028 as of July 1, 2016. Florence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Florence is located at latitude 34.1796 and longitude -79.7851 in Florence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Florence (see map below) encompass a land area of 21.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Florence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Florence (GNIS ID: 2403621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Florence is located within Florence Division of Florence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Florence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Florence, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 38,028
Population in Households 37,435
Population in Familes 29,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 593
Population Density1 1,794
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 15,206
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,561 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,645 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,709 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $154,032
Average Home Value $190,153


Median Household Income $41,709
Average Household Income $61,664
Per Capita Income $25,438
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.38% 0.34%
Households 0.21% 0.23%
Families -0.26% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Florence, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Florence to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 97th
Population Density1 # 35 91st
Diversity Index2 # 97 75th
Median Household Income # 139 65th
Per Capita Income # 75 81st

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