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Overview

Introduction to Florence, Arizona

Florence, Arizona, in Pinal county, is 32 miles SE of Gilbert, Arizona and 36 miles SE of Mesa, Arizona. The town is in the Phoenix area.

Florence History

Florence was platted in 1866 by Colonel Levi Ruggles. It went on to be developed as the agricultural center of the county. The 1870s saw significant progress as silver was discovered in the nearby Silver King Mine. This attracted many people who sought work in the mines to the area. Florence was incorporated in 1900.

Florence and nearby Attractions

  • McFarland State Historic Park
  • Pinal County Historical Museum
  • Brunenkant Building
  • Pinal Pioneer Parkway
  • Tom Mix Monument
  • Gila River

Things To Do In Florence

Florence is located in a naturally scenic area, so sightseeing and spending time outdoors is a popular pastime in the area. There are over one hundred buildings in Florence which are listed on the National Register of Historic places. The downtown area has not changed much from what it was in the 1880s, and its historical importance makes it a popular tourist spot.

Florence Transportation

Flights are available from the Williams Gateway Airport.

Florence Higher Education

Courses for higher studies are available at Central Arizona College, Chandler/ Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,221
Male Share of the Population73.5%
Female Share of the Population26.5%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+3,484
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married33.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.3%
Median Earnings25+$23,837
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,623
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,489
% Above Poverty Level84.7%
% Below Poverty Level15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.4%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$112,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.7%
German10.7%
Irish8.7%
English6.1%
Norwegian3%
Italian2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Swedish1.4%
Danishn1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Ukrainian0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Florence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Pinal County
Standard Zip Codes85132
Phone Area Codes520
Time ZoneAmerica/Phoenix
Approximate Latitude32.95
Approximate Longitude-111.23

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)

StationFLORENCE
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp50 to 83 F
Jul Temp76 to 102 F
Oct Temp57 to 87 F
Annual Precip10 inches
StationCASA GRANDE NATL MONUMNT
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 67 F
Apr Temp48 to 86 F
Jul Temp74 to 107 F
Oct Temp53 to 90 F
Annual Precip9.6 inches
StationSACATON
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 67 F
Apr Temp48 to 86 F
Jul Temp75 to 107 F
Oct Temp54 to 90 F
Annual Precip8.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Casa Grande51,571$53,246
Coolidge12,073$41,358
Eloy17,128$34,588
Queen Creek30,849$99,645
Superior2,895$51,761

Florence Public Libraries

Pinal County Library District
92 WEST BUTTE AVENUE
Florence, Arizona
(520) 866-6457
Florence Community Library
778 NORTH MAIN STREET
Florence, Arizona
(520) 868-8311

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Florence Hospitals

Florence Hospital At Anthem
4545 North Hunt Highway
(520) 868-3333

Florence Public Schools

Anthem Elementary School
2700 N. Anthem Way
ZIP: 85132
Other
Total Enrollment 826
Florence High School
1001 South Main Street
ZIP: 85132
High
Total Enrollment 778
Florence K-8
460 S. Park Street
ZIP: 85132
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Florence Virtual Academy
225 S. Orlando Street
ZIP: 85132
Other
Total Enrollment 58
Leadership Academy Of Excellence
225 S. Orlando Street
ZIP: 85132
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Magma Ranch K8 School
10980 E. Desert Mountain Boule
ZIP: 85132
Primary
Total Enrollment 788
Summit School
225 South Orlando Street
ZIP: 85132
Other
Total Enrollment 48
Aoc-pinal County Juvenile Detention Center
450 W Adamsville Rd
ZIP: 85232
Other
Asp - Florence West/a.c.i.
915 E. Diversion Dam Rd.
ZIP: 85232
Aspc-eyman
4374 E. Butte Ave.
ZIP: 85232
Other
Aspc-florence
1305 E. Butte Ave.
ZIP: 85232
Other
Cavit - Florence Unified
350 S. Main St
ZIP: 85232
High
American Leadership Academy Anthem South Campus
4380 N. Hunt Hwy
ZIP: 85312
Primary
Total Enrollment 260

Florence Private Schools

Florence Baptist Academy
30 N Willow St
ZIP: 85132
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
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