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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Florence is a town in Oregon with a population of 8,815. Florence is in Lane County. Living in Florence offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Florence and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Florence Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    77.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    255.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,739.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    6%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    42%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Florence

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,833
National
$55,322

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Florence Reviews

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Long time resident; this town would be nice enough just to drive through, but if you look too close you'll see how the struggles of poverty take their toll on the residents. The opioid crisis is very prevalent, depression and suicide rates are too high, and the only jobs are in nursing/caretaking. Rent is absurd, the class wage gap is painfully obvious, and the hospital is constantly in malpractice and neglecting patients.
The scenery is beautiful though, and the ocean keeps the air so fresh I miss it when I travel inland. The forests are breathtaking and there are lots of natural resources here. You could cultivate a lot here with a green thumb. That being said, the town and people aren't much but the land is spectacular.
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If you're a senior citizen looking to relocate in Florence this isn't the place to live. While the scenery is beautiful and it is peaceful and slow paced the hospital/ER care and lack of doctors will send shivers down your spine. Also, this isn't a service oriented town with contractors and service people never returning your calls or even showing up for an appointment. I've lived in Florence for 20+ years and because of the horrible medical care and the awful lack of services we are currently planning on moving. It's deplorable to think that these contractors/service people are so horrible and it's getting progressively worse through the years. The beauty of Florence doesn't make up for the lack of medical care or the pathetic lack of services, especially for seniors. If you value your health and life don't move to Florence, it's a detriment to seniors.
Florence is a place to retire. It's beautiful and has amazing scenery, but that's where it stops. There are a couple bars, and a lot of nice restaurants, but there's not much else to do unless you're a tourist passing through. We have sandboarding, dune buggy rides, amazing beaches, etc. Amazing place to visit, but not enough here to live with any excitement.