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Population (year 2000): 36,264. Estimated population in July 2005: 36,480 (+0.6% change)
Males: 16,557 (45.7%), Females: 19,707 (54.3%)

Lauderdale County

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Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $28,330 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,300 (year 2000)

Florence, AL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Florence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.7%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.6%), English (9.4%), Irish (8.3%), German (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (1.7%).Alabama

Elevation: 548 feet

Land area: 24.9 square miles

Florence,

For population 25 years and over in Florence

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -443 (-1.2%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: AL (49.5 miles Decatur, pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: AL Birmingham, (107.0 miles pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (485.5 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: AL (4.2 miles Underwood-Petersville, Florian, AL (4.5 miles St. AL (4.7 miles Sheffield, Shoals, AL (4.9 miles Muscle AL Tuscumbia, (6.8 miles AL (9.6 miles Killen, AL (12.3 miles Leighton, City, TN (15.2 miles Iron


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 123 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1998: 121 buildings, average cost: $97,800
  • 1999: 116 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2000: 117 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2001: 77 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2002: 94 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2003: 111 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2004: 127 buildings, average cost: $119,000

Latitude: 34.82 N, Longitude: 87.66 W

Area code: 256

Florence, Alabama business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Manufacturing (16.3%), Retail trade (13.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,623 (+32.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,349 (68.7%)

Crime in Florence by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 2 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 5.5 0.0 2.8
Rapes 8 7 12 15 7
    per 100,000 22.1 19.3 33.1 41.4 19.3
Robberies 33 26 36 42 39
    per 100,000 91.0 71.7 99.3 115.8 107.5
Assaults 80 104 103 109 121
    per 100,000 220.6 286.8 284.0 300.6 333.7
Burglaries 350 295 376 304 478
    per 100,000 965.1 813.5 1036.8 838.3 1318.1
Thefts 1,200 1,348 1,237 1,241 1,401
    per 100,000 3309.1 3717.2 3411.1 3422.1 3863.3
Auto thefts 32 31 53 56 48
    per 100,000 88.2 85.5 146.2 154.4 132.4
287.2 299.1 326.1 319.3 366.9

Average climate in Florence, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Florence,

Florence-area historical tornado activity is near Alabama state average. It is 140% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.3 miles away from the Florence city center killed 28 people and injured 267 people.

On 5/18/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

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Hospital/medical center in Florence:
  • ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (205 MARENGO STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Florence:
  • HELEN KELLER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • SHOALS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL)
  • RUSSELLVILLE HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Florence, AL

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Florence:
  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 8 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; ID: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 64 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; ID: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 86 miles; TUPELO, MS; ID: TUP)
Other public-use airports nearest to Florence:
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY (about 26 miles; COURTLAND, AL; ID: 9A4)
  • RUSSELLVILLE MUNI (about 27 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; ID: M22)
  • IUKA (about 34 miles; IUKA, MS; ID: 15M)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Gas Supply 59 $234,232 $47,640 3 $2,597
Sewerage 22 $87,480 $47,716 0 $0
Water Supply 33 $131,217 $47,715 1 $1,063
Electric Power 163 $546,568 $40,238 10 $14,079
Colleges/Universities in Florence:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (Full-time enrollment: 4,770; Location: UNA BOX 5121; Public; Website: www.una.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 77; Location: 3625 HELTON DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hcu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • RAYS UNIVERSITY OF BEAUTY (Location: 412 S COURT ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Florence:
  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 5 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; DECATUR, AL; FT enrollment: 4,547)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; FT enrollment: 2,628)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; FULTON, MS; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; FT enrollment: 2,784)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 71 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; NORMAL, AL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
Public high schools in Florence:
  • BRADSHAW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 1201 BRADSHAW DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COFFEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 648 N CHERRY ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Florence:
  • MARS HILL BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 698 COX CREEK PKWY; Grades: PK - 12)
  • FLORENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 2701 FLORENCE BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Florence:
  • WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,400; Location: 7601 HIGHWAY 17; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,319; Location: 3000 COUNTY ROAD 200; Grades: KG - 12)
  • ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,290; Location: 300 ROGERS LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WEEDEN SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 400 BALDWIN ST; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FOREST HILLS SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 101 STOVALL DR; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HIBBETT SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 1601 APPLEBY BLVD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 2233 MCBURNEY DR; Grades: KG - 04)
  • POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 1640 TUNE AVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • UNDERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 4725 HIGHWAY 157; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CLOVERDALE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 12101 HIGHWAY 157 N; Grades: KG - 09)
Private primary/middle schools in Florence:
  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL CATHOLIC SC (Students: 224; Location: 115 PLUM STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RIVERHILL SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 2826 COUNTY ROAD 30; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PLAY WORLD CHILD CARE LEARNING (Students: 145; Location: 721 GRESHAM ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 98; Location: 2302 HUGH ROAD; Grades: PK - 9)
Library in Florence:
  • FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $600,957; Location: 218 NORTH WOOD AVENUE; 81,867 books; 2,279 audio materials; 1,451 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Florence: Florence Golf and Country Club (A), Florence Lauderdale Industrial Park (B), Florence State Dock (C), Lauderdale County Courthouse (D), Popes Tavern Museum (E), Florence City Hall (F), Florence Water Treatment Plant (G), Handy Museum (H).

Shopping Centers: Northgate Shopping Center (1), Northwood Plaza Shopping Center (2), Parkway Shopping Center (3), Regency Square Mall Shopping Center (4), Seven Points Shopping Center (5), Brookwood Village Shopping Center (6), English Village Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Florence include: Westside Church of Christ (A), Westminster Presbyterian Church (B), Weeden Heights United Methodist Church (C), Weeden Heights Pentecostal Church (D), Weeden Heights Baptist Church (E), Unitarian Fellowship Church (F), Union Avenue Missionary Baptist Church (G), Trinity Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Jones Hill Cemetery (1), Kachelman Cemetery (2), Florence Cemetery (3), Coffee Cemetery (4), Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens (5), Moore Cemetery (6), Price Cemetery (7).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Huddon Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Craven Branch (C), Wilson Creek (D).

Parks in Florence include: Cox Creek Park (1), North Alabama State Fair Park (2), North Florence Park (3), McFarland Park (4), Florence Municipal Park (5), Sannoner Historic District (6), Walnut Street Historic District (7), Point Park (8), Wildwood Park (9).


Florence compared to Alabama state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Florence:
  • WSBM (1340 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER B/CING. CORP.)
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG (1290 AM; 1 kW; SHEFFIELD, AL)
  • WBCF (1240 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLAY (1450 AM; 1 kW; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZA (1410 AM; 1 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: MUSCLE SHOALS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Florence:
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W274AA (102.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • W280DA (103.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W258AE (99.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • W253AH (98.5 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W276AM (103.1 FM; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: J AND J BROADCASTING)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQPR (88.7 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: THE BD OF TRUSTEES UNIV. OF ALABAMA)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
TV broadcast stations around Florence:
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WFIQ (Channel 36; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • W46CF (Channel 46; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: UNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

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