Florence, SC Profile: Facts & Data


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Florence, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Florence had a population of 38,292 as of July 1, 2018. Florence ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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.

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Florence, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,292
Population in Households 37,706
Population in Familes 30,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 586
Population Density2 1,807
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $45,773
Average Household Income $67,998
Per Capita Income $28,076


Total Housing Units 17,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,493 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,856 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,941 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $161,425
Average Home Value $195,971


Total Households 15,349
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 9,619
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.34%
Households 0.27% 0.27%
Families -0.16% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 Density # 38 91st
Diversity Index # 106 73rd
Median Household Income # 143 64th
Per Capita Income # 75 81st

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