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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B-
  7. Weather
    B+
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B
Florence County is located in South Carolina with a population of 138,561. In Florence County, most residents own their homes. In Florence County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Florence County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$130,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$754
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Florence County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    979.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    69
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    953.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,227.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    326.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Florence County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,479
National
$55,322

Florence County Reviews

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It is a county that I had just moved to about 4 years ago. At first I was shy and nervous but I had met a lot of friends here. There is not much to do in Florence but me and my friends make it work. A positive thing about Florence is that everything is close by. My job is only five minutes away. My school is about two minutes away, the mall is fifteen minutes away, and the beach is about an hour! Florence is my favorite place that I have lived in, and I am glad I moved here.
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I have just graduated and earned my high school diploma from South Florence High School. I am unemployed with no drivers license even though I’m going to be 19 on the eighth of June. I’m not that much experience in what goes on in my neighborhood because I don’t go out much and I don’t read or watch the news. I sometimes feel left out from my world, but nothing bad has ever happened to me. Living in my neighborhood, nothing changes for me, so I think I’m living fine, but with not much life experience
Florence county is full of wonderful and polite people. Ranging from construction workers to business men, this town, although small, is brilliant in its own accord. The schools are alright, prone to their own unique problems, but even then, everyone is extremely polite and have a level of manners unparalleled compared to the north. The food here is excellent, with restaurants ranging from Chinese Lo Mein Noodles, to backwater bayou gumbo. It is amazing how many amazing people live in this tow, how many amazing memories and friends I have made in the two years I stayed here, and the infinite multitude I will soon meet when I take my first steps in life as an adult and citizen of the United States of America.