Florence, AL

Census Place

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2022 Population
40,781
2.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.9
0.286% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.9%
1.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,048
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,800
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
17,752
3.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Florence, AL had a population of 40.8k people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $47,048. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Florence, AL grew from 39,709 to 40,781, a 2.7% increase and its median household income grew from $40,944 to $47,048, a 14.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Florence, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.96%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.61%).

None of the households in Florence, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.1% of the residents in Florence, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Florence, AL are University of North Alabama (101879) (2,050 degrees awarded in 2022) and Heritage Christian University (23 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Florence, AL was $168,800, and the homeownership rate was 49.9%.

Most people in Florence, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Florence, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Florence, AL is home to a population of 40.8k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.01% of Florence, AL residents were born outside of the country (1.64k people).

In 2022, there were 3.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Florence, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Florence, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Florence, AL was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Florence, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.9k ± 741
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.49k ± 541
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 599
4.94%
Hispanic Population
2.02k people

In 2022, there were 3.86 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.9k people) in Florence, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.49k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.94% of the people in Florence, AL are hispanic (2.02k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    45,935 ± 5,238 people
  2. Guatemala
    15,043 ± 3,007 people
  3. India
    10,012 ± 2,454 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 45,935 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 15,043 and India with 10,012.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.64k people
3.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.41k people

As of 2022, 4.01% of Florence, AL residents (1.64k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Florence, AL was 3.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    738 ± 174
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    612 ± 310
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    350 ± 176

Florence, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Florence, AL employs 17.8k people. The largest industries in Florence, AL are Retail Trade (3,487 people), Manufacturing (2,415 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,386 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,404), Wholesale Trade ($58,373), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,037).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,264. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,161
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Florence, AL grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 17.2k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Florence, AL, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,852 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,962 people), and Production Occupations (1,810 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Florence, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.8k
2022 Value
± 1,161
3.23%
1 Year growth
± 8.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Florence, AL grew at a rate of 3.23%, from 17.2k employees to 17.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Florence, AL, are Retail Trade (3,487 people), Manufacturing (2,415 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,386 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Florence, AL, though some of these residents may live in Florence, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,865
Median earning men ± $3,560
$27,720
Median earning women ± $1,603

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($59,067), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,885), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,159).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,500), Construction ($45,694), and Public Administration ($41,786).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alabama went to Donald J. Trump with 62% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Florence, AL awarded 2,073 degrees. The student population of Florence, AL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,614 male students and 6,359 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Florence, AL are White (1,574 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (235 and 11.7%), Hispanic or Latino (73 and 3.63%), and Two or More Races (69 and 3.43%).

The largest universities in Florence, AL by number of degrees awarded are University of North Alabama (101879) (2,050 and 98.9%) and Heritage Christian University (23 and 1.11%).

The most popular majors in Florence, AL are General Business Administration & Management (383 and 18.5%), Registered Nursing (314 and 15.1%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (121 and 5.84%).

The median tuition costs in Florence, AL are $10,152 for private four year colleges, and $10,200 and $20,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Florence, AL, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 29.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,973 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,973 students enrolled in Florence, AL, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,045 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 75 degrees awarded
  2. 61 degrees awarded
  3. 165 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Florence, AL was General Business Administration & Management with 75 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Florence, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,050 degrees awarded
  2. 23 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of North Alabama (101879) with 2,050 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 745 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Florence, AL, which is 0.561 times less than the 1,328 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,574 degrees mean that there were 6.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 235 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Florence, AL was $168,800 in 2022, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $146,700 to $168,800, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Florence, AL is 49.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Florence, AL have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Florence, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Florence, AL is $47,048. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Florence, AL was Census Tract 112 with a value of $49,904, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $46,045 and $38,140.

Property

$168,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,753
$8,488
Median Property Taxes
±$676

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Rent vs Own

49.9%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 49.9% of the housing units in Florence, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 112
  2. Census Tract 106
  3. Census Tract 110

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Florence, AL was Census Tract 112 with a value of $49,904, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 110, with respective values of $46,045 and $38,140.

The following map shows all of the places in Florence, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$47,048
Median Household Income
± $4,142
17k
Number of Households
± 1,103

In 2022, the median household income of the 17k households in Florence, AL grew to $47,048 from the previous year's value of $40,944.

The following chart displays the households in Florence, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Florence, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.17%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Florence, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.96%) and those who worked at home (5.17%).

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Florence, AL have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Florence, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Florence, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Florence, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Florence, AL (7.66k out of 38.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Florence, AL is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.9% of the population of Florence, AL has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 14.1% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 3.28% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, AL see 1818 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.46% decrease from the previous year (2008 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1796 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 610 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,818 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lauderdale County, AL

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, AL see an average of 1,818 patients per year. This represents a 9.46% decrease from the previous year (2,008 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lauderdale County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 29.6% between 18 and 34 years, 31.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
15.9%
Medicaid
14.1%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
3.28%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Florence, AL declined by 4.1% from 12.7% to 12.1%.

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