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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Florence is a town in Alabama with a population of 39,824. Florence is in Lauderdale County and is one of the best places to live in Alabama. Living in Florence offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Florence there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Florence and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Florence are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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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
    294.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    74.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    99.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    796.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,092.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    362
    284

Residents

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

Working in Florence

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,843
National
$55,322
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It's always been a pleasure to be in Florence! The city is easy to navigate and there are plenty or areas to enjoy. There's also plenty of housing and job opportunities for people looking for a place to live. For visitors, there are plenty of sights such as the University of North Alabama or the Regency Square Mall to shop for souvenirs!
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Florence is an up and coming small college town. The downtown area is always buzzing, and there are often fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Wonderful food, unique clothing stores, and hidden record shops create a great place to live or visit. If the food, clothing, and shopping is not really your thing, well that is just fine! Florence, and the surrounding areas, have museums dedicated to Native Americans, the Civil War, and even local music stars. Florence has a little something for everyone.
Florence, Alabama is my hometown, and I have lived here my entire life. It is a fascinating town with lots of history behind it. Florence is an amazing place to grow up in and get to call home. It can satisfy anyone; those who want to have many places to shop and eat can be happy as well as those who just want to relax and enjoy the small town vibes Florence gives. The one thing I would change about this town would be to have more attractions such as an amusement park or water park.