Introduction to Florence, Kentucky

Florence, Kentucky, in Boone county, is 14 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is in the Cincinnati area. There are 23,551 residents in Florence.

Florence History

The city of Florence is in Boone County, Kentucky. The community was named after the wife of an early settler called Jacob Conner. The city was originally known as Crossroads, because of the convergence of several roads from Burlington and Union at Ridge Road. By the year 1821, the city came to be known as Madden town, named after Thomas Madden. Mr. Madden was a Covington attorney who owned a farm on the Burlington Pike. The area was renamed Connersville in 1828, as Madden moved away from the city. Finally the city settled on the name Florence and was incorporated in the year 1830.

Florence and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Natural History & Science
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Miami Whitewater Forest
  • Summit Hills County Club
  • Boone Links Golf Course

Things To Do In Florence

Tourists can visit the Museum of Natural History & Science. One can also visit the Miami Whitewater Forest and enjoy the rich vegetation that prevails there. Golf lovers can also take a look at the Boone Links Golf Course, which is spreads across a sprawling natural green carpet. Boone Links Golf Course is another location the golfers can venture.

Florence Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Florence Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Cincinnati Christian University, College of Mount Saint Joseph, Gods Bible School and College, and Miami University.


Total Population 31,428
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 15,649
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $64,171
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $849
Median House Value $136,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.3%
Irish 15.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Florence Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Boone
Standard Zip Codes 41042
P.O. Box Zip Codes 41022
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.998
Longitude -84.626

Florence Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 10.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Devon (41042)

Hopeful Heights (41042)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crescent Springs 3,976 $51,320
Crestview Hills 3,320 $104,539
Edgewood 8,699 $105,816
Elsmere 8,489 $50,685
Erlanger 18,510 $61,676
Lakeside Park 2,757 $100,156

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Florence Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(859) 962-5200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Florence High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,448 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

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