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Overview

Introduction to Florence, Alabama

Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale county, is 41 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 107 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. There are 36,264 residents in the city.

Florence History

Florence was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, the Italian surveyor. He surveyed the land for the Cypress Land Company. Sannoner named the city after the capital of Tuscany in Italy. Florence was officially incorporated in 1826. The city is the hometown of several renowned personalities including W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues, and Sam Phillips, record producer who discovered the American cultural icon Elvis Presley.

Florence and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Mound Museum
  • Pope's Tavern Museum
  • W.C. Handy Home
  • Stanley and Mildred Rosenbaum House
  • Funland Water Park
  • Joe Wheeler State Park

Things To Do In Florence

Florence is home to many parks and open spaces including North Florence Park, Cox Creek Park, Wildwood Park, North Alabama State Fair Park, and McFarland Park. The Walnut Street Historic District and Sannoner Historic District are also worth visiting. The Florence Golf and Country Club is an ideal destination for golf lovers. Some of the local shopping centers are the Florence Plaza Shopping Center, Northwood Plaza Shopping Center, English Village Shopping Center, Regency Square Mall Shopping Center, Four Lane Shopping Center, and Northgate Shopping Center.

Florence Transportation

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is nearby.

Florence Higher Education

University of North Alabama, Rays University of Beauty, and International Bible College are located in the city.

People

Total Population 39,738
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 17.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,794
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 41.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.7%
Median Earnings25+ $29,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,007
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,663

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,457
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $569
Median House Value $119,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.1%
Irish 9.7%

Florence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 107 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lauderdale
Metro Area Florence
Standard Zip Codes 35630, 35633, 35634
P.O. Box Zip Codes 35631
Company Zip Codes 35632
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.799
Longitude -87.677

Florence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MUSCLE SHOALS AP
Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 49 F
Apr Temp 49 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.8 inches
Station RUSSELLVILLE NO 2
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station ATHENS 2
Distance 39.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Florence, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Florence (35630)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cherokee 1,000 $44,464
Killen 1,169 $59,559
Leighton 804 $29,783
Muscle Shoals 13,380 $60,530
Sheffield 9,067 $44,982
Tuscumbia 8,565 $46,520

Florence Public Libraries

Library
Florence-lauderdale Public Library
350 NORTH WOOD AVENUE
Florence, Alabama
(256) 764-6564

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Florence Hospitals

ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
205 MARENGO STREET
(256) 468-9191
Emergency Service: Yes

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Florence High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL
7601 HIGHWAY 17
256-764-8470
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,400 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
3000 COUNTY ROAD 200
256-764-2903
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,319 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
300 ROGERS LN
256-757-3106
Serves 1,290 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

BRADSHAW HIGH SCHOOL
1201 BRADSHAW DR
256-768-2200
Serves 895 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

COFFEE HIGH SCHOOL
648 N CHERRY ST
256-768-2400
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 549 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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