Florence, AL Population

Population: 36,264. Estimated population in July 2020: 36,480 (+0.6% change)
Males: 16,557 (45.7%), Females: 19,707 (54.3%)

Lauderdale County

Zip codes: 35630, 35633, 35634.

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $28,330
Median house value: $83,300

Races in Florence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.7%)
  • Black (19.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (20.6%), English (9.4%), Irish (8.3%), German (6.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.9%), Scottish (1.7%).

Elevation: 548 feet

Land area: 24.9 square miles

Map of Florence, AL

Population

For population 25 years and over in Florence

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -443 (-1.2%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Florence:

  • ELIZA COFFEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (205 MARENGO STREET)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Florence:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Florence:

  • NORTHWEST ALABAMA RGNL (about 8 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Abbreviation: MSL)
  • HUNTSVILLE INTL-CARL T JONES FIELD (about 64 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: HSV)
  • TUPELO RGNL (about 86 miles; TUPELO, MS; Abbreviation: TUP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Florence:

  • LAWRENCE COUNTY (about 26 miles; COURTLAND, AL; Abbreviation: 9A4)
  • RUSSELLVILLE MUNI (about 27 miles; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Abbreviation: M22)
  • IUKA (about 34 miles; IUKA, MS; Abbreviation: 15M)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Florence:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH ALABAMA (Full-time enrollment: 4,770; Location: UNA BOX 5121; Public; Website: www.una.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • INTERNATIONAL BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 77; Location: 3625 HELTON DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hcu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • RAYS UNIVERSITY OF BEAUTY (Location: 412 S COURT ST; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Florence:

  • NORTHWEST SHOALS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MUSCLE SHOALS (about 5 miles; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Full-time enrollment: 2,669)
  • JOHN C CALHOUN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; DECATUR, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,547)
  • NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; BOONEVILLE, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,628)
  • ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 63 miles; FULTON, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,673)
  • COLUMBIA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 70 miles; COLUMBIA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,784)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IN HUNTSVILLE (about 71 miles; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,795)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 80 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)

Schools

Public high schools in Florence:

  • BRADSHAW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 895; Location: 1201 BRADSHAW DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COFFEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 648 N CHERRY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Florence:

  • MARS HILL BIBLE SCHOOL (Students: 845; Location: 698 COX CREEK PKWY; Grades: PK – 12)
  • FLORENCE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 2701 FLORENCE BLVD; Grades: PK – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Florence:

  • WILSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,400; Location: 7601 HIGHWAY 17; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,319; Location: 3000 COUNTY ROAD 200; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,290; Location: 300 ROGERS LN; Grades: KG – 12)
  • WEEDEN SCHOOL (Students: 667; Location: 400 BALDWIN ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • FOREST HILLS SCHOOL (Students: 658; Location: 101 STOVALL DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • HIBBETT SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 1601 APPLEBY BLVD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • HARLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 2233 MCBURNEY DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • POWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 389; Location: 1640 TUNE AVE; Grades: KG – 04)
  • UNDERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 287; Location: 4725 HIGHWAY 157; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CLOVERDALE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 207; Location: 12101 HIGHWAY 157 N; Grades: KG – 09)

Private primary/middle schools in Florence:

  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL CATHOLIC SC (Students: 224; Location: 115 PLUM STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RIVERHILL SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 2826 COUNTY ROAD 30; Grades: PK – 8)
  • PLAY WORLD CHILD CARE LEARNING (Students: 145; Location: 721 GRESHAM ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 98; Location: 2302 HUGH ROAD; Grades: PK – 9)

Libraries

Library in Florence:

  • FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $600,957; Location: 218 NORTH WOOD AVENUE; 81,867 books; 2,279 audio materials; 1,451 video materials; 127 serial subscriptions)

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