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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  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 Arizona with a population of 26,350. Florence is in Pinal County. Living in Florence offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Florence and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Florence...
Population
26,350

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    7.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    61.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    404
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Florence

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,674
National
$55,322
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Having lived in Florence, AZ a relatively long time of 24 years, we have seen much happen here, largely for the better despite the encroachment of new housing developments. Florence, being a county seat town, home to the state prison, private prisons, a copper mine, etc. offers fairly decent employment. The town is inundated each winter with winter visitors who flee in April yet boost the economy. Several retirees call Florence home now, many of whom, are "snowbirds." The town endorses childrens sports, town events, parades on old Main Street, etc., and is an ideallic town to raise a family. Bill/Linda
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We too live in Desert Gardens RV resort and we chose to winter here because it is NOT a big city and hope it never becomes one. We love the small town feel of Florence. It has a great hardware store, several good restaurants and a small grocery. Yes, it would be nice to have a bigger grocery store, but it is only 20 minutes to a nice Safeway in "new Florence". We make a monthly pilgrimage to the big city stores to stock up and make a day of it, shopping, visiting friends, taking in a movie. We love Florence.
First of all, it is a very small town and old towns. It doesn't help that it can be very spread out. There aren't many things conveniently around. The schools don't have as many kids as a city would. However, it takes just as long because of how spread out everything is. There is a certain water company that is always having problems. The water isn't very clean. Something is always wrong with it. Their area some unsafe parts of town like there is everywhere. There are plenty of dust storms because of all the farmland, which helps with the nauseating smell that permeates the air.