City of Florence, SC
Florence is located in Florence County in South Carolina. The median income is $42,319 and the median home value is $146,200. The unemployment rate is 11.97% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 18.8 minutes to work each day. The population is 53% White, 45% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 1% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Florence, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Florence has a Walk Score® of 28.
Median Household Income$42,319
Median Home Price$146,200
In New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art resides in Central Park. In the Pee Dee region of South Carolina, the Florence Museum of Art, Science and History graces Timrod Park. Housed in a 5,000-square-foot, art-moderne structure, the Florence museum is a collection of objects from around the world – a collection that has been growing since the museum was founded in 1924.
The trail walking, hiking, fishing, canoeing and other activities at Florence County’s many parks and recreation sites offer no excuses for staying inside. Lynches River County Park, a 676-acre site, includes everything from a splash pad to a 1,200-foot riverwalk, as well as canoeing and other water-based options. And with a nature center and seasonal festivals, the park also doubles as a learning and cultural facility for area residents.
You haven’t had a pecan pie until you’ve had one from Young Plantations in Florence. At least, that’s what the locals will tell you. In fact, the company’s pies have become a Florence Thanksgiving tradition – selling some 10,000 pies for the occasion. Young Plantations has been providing Florence residents and visitors with premium pecans, pecan candies and baked goods since 1923. The company sells a variety of pecan products including whole pecans and pecans coated with chocolate, praline, butterscotch and amaretto, among others.
SchoolsIn Florence, South Carolina
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Florence rates.
BusinessIn Florence, South Carolina
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Florence.
HealthIn Florence, South Carolina
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Florence.