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Overview

Introduction to Florence, Oregon

Florence, Oregon, in Lane county, is 50 miles W of Eugene, Oregon and 127 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. The city is in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Florence History

Some believe that the city was named in honor of A.B. Florence, who was a State Senator of Oregon. However, others believe that it was named after a French vessel that wrecked near the mouth of the local river. This area was originally inhabited by Siuslaw Native Americans. The city was incorporated in 1893.

Florence and nearby Attractions

  • Benton County Historical Museum
  • Coos Historical and Maritime Museum
  • Ada County Park
  • Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park
  • Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park

Things To Do In Florence

The Carl G Washburne Memorial State Park, the Munsel Creek County Park and the Jessie M Honeyman Memorial State Park offer facilities for various different types of recreation. Tourists can also visit the museums like the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum, the Coos Historical and Maritime Museum and the Benton County Historical Museum. Barrette Lake provides boating and fishing facilities.

Florence Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available from Southwest Oregon Regional Airport.

Florence Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Lane Community College, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,597
Male Share of the Population44.8%
Female Share of the Population55.2%
Senior Citizens40.3%
Employed Population 16+2,511
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married51.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$24,540
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,018
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,208

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,027
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home9.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$796
Median House Value$180,900

Ancestry

German22%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
English16.2%
Irish15.9%
Italian6.2%
French Except Basque5.8%
Dutch3.5%
Scottish3.3%
Norwegian2.8%
Swedish2.5%
Welsh1.8%
Finnish1.3%
Czech1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Polish1%
Russian0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Slovene0.3%
Austrian0.3%
US/American0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
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Florence Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lane County
Standard Zip Codes97439
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.12
Approximate Longitude-124

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)

StationHONEYMAN STATE PARK
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp37 to 51 F
Apr Temp41 to 59 F
Jul Temp50 to 69 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip73 inches
StationTIDEWATER 2 SW
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp35 to 50 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp52 to 74 F
Oct Temp45 to 67 F
Annual Precip91.6 inches
StationDRAIN
Distance44 miles
Jan Temp34 to 49 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp50 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Reedsport4,088$39,438
Yachats648$51,667

Florence Public Libraries

Siuslaw Public Library District
1460 9TH ST
Florence, Oregon
(541) 997-3132

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Florence Hospitals

Peace Harbor Hospital
(Non-profit)
400 9th Street

Florence Public Schools

Ocean Dunes High School
4859 S Jetty Rd
ZIP: 97439
(503) 988-3577
High
Total Enrollment 8
Siuslaw Elementary School
2221 Oak St
ZIP: 97439
(541) 997-2514
Primary
Total Enrollment 650
Siuslaw High School
2975 Oak St
ZIP: 97439
(541) 997-3448
High
Total Enrollment 427
Siuslaw Middle School
2525 Oak St
ZIP: 97439
(541) 997-8241
Middle
Total Enrollment 314
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