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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Florence is a town in South Carolina with a population of 37,840. Florence is in Florence County. Living in Florence offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Florence there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Florence and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Florence are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$157,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Florence Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    698.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    21.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    190.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    991.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,116.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    401.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Florence

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,008
National
$55,322
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Florence Reviews

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Lived here my entire life. Florence is all I know so I'm comfortable here. I live in an urban area and I feel it's always something to do as far as going to the park or the downtown museum. I've had all my jobs here, and attended the local college! I love it here but I'm ready to move and experience different cultures and people
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I love that Florence is growing, but in a good way. The night life is tasteful; yet safe. There are several hospitals in the city and a university. Traffic is not bad at all! I'm seriously considering purchasing a home in the area.
Every time I visit Florence, SC; my experience never fails me. It's good to escape my hometown to go to either the Magnolia Mall or find a good dining place with my family and or friends. Every time my family is looking for some fun or a decent place to dine, Florence is very much our first choice to decide from. There are lots of delicious restaurants, movie theaters, kid-friendly attractions, and nightlife spots all across the city. My family is currently looking for a new place of residence, and the pricing of the houses in Florence are at a decent price, while the houses are very beautiful. I've been hearing that their schools like South Florence High School and Wilson are very educational and really show their team spirit!