Florence is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 39,958 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Florence is the tenth largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some cities, Florence isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Florence are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Florence is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Florence who work in sales jobs (11.88%), office and administrative support (11.17%), and healthcare (9.58%).
Also of interest is that Florence has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In terms of college education, Florence is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.08% of adults in Florence have a college degree.
The per capita income in Florence in 2018 was $31,281, which is upper middle income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,124 for a family of four. However, Florence contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Florence is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Florence home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Florence residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Florence include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Florence is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.