Florence, SC Population

Population: 30,248. Estimated population in July 2020: 31,269 (+3.4% change)
Males: 13,701 (45.3%), Females: 16,547 (54.7%)

Florence County

Zip codes: 29501, 29505, 29506.

Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $35,388
Median house value: $91,300

Races in Florence:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.7%)
  • Black (44.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (8.4%), English (7.8%), German (5.7%), Irish (5.3%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), Scottish (2.6%).

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Florence

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence city

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

2.0% Foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.5% Europe, 0.4% Latin America, 0.4% Africa).

Population change in the 1990s: -724 (-2.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Florence:

  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (805 PAMPLICO HWY BOX 100550)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (900 EAST CHEVES STREET)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (555 E CHEVES ST BOX 8700)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (121 EAST CEDAR STREET)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Florence:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 4 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • SHAW AFB (about 51 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
  • MYRTLE BEACH INTL (about 70 miles; MYRTLE BEACH, SC; Abbreviation: MYR)
Other public-use airports nearest to Florence:

Amtrak station:
FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Florence:

  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,922; Location: 4622 EAST PALMETTO STREET; Public; Website: www.fmarion.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,619; Location: 2715 W. LUCAS STREET; Public; Website: WWW.FLO.TEC.SC.US)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER SCHOOL OF MED TECHN (Location: 555 E CHEVES ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • BETTY STEVENS COSMETOLOGY INSTITUTE (Location: 301 RAINBOW DR; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Florence:

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 54 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,067)
  • HORRY-GEORGETOWN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 62 miles; CONWAY, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,315)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,815)
  • TRIDENT TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 86 miles; CHARLESTON, SC; Full-time enrollment: 5,925)
  • BENEDICT COLLEGE (about 86 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,880)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT COLUMBIA (about 88 miles; COLUMBIA, SC; Full-time enrollment: 19,682)

Schools

Public high schools in Florence:

  • WEST FLORENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,548; Location: 221 N BELTLINE DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTH FLORENCE HIGH (Students: 1,535; Location: 3200 S. IRBY STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WILSON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,296; Location: 1411 OLD MARION HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHOICES SCHOOL (Location: 1405 POINSET DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • FLORENCE CAREER CENTER (Location: 126 E HOWE SPRINGS; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Florence:

  • FLORENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 706; Location: 2308 SOUTH IRBY STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • JAMES F BYRNES ACADEMY (Students: 386; Location: 1201 E. ASHBY RD.; Grades: PK – 12)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 2624 WEST PALMETTO ST; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Florence:

  • SOUTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 916; Location: 200 E HOWE SPRINGS; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • HENRY L. SNEED MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 841; Location: 1102 EBENEZER ROAD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 832; Location: 515 N. CASHUA DRIVE; Grades: PK – 04)
  • MOORE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 800; Location: 1101 CHERAW DRIVE; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 1119 NORTH IRBY ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 697; Location: 2300 E HOWE SPRINGS RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • DELMAE HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 668; Location: 1211 SOUTH CASHUA DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • NORTH VISTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 591; Location: 1100 N IRBY STREET; Grades: PK – 06)
  • MCLAURIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 566; Location: 1400 MCMILLAN LANE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ROYALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 1400 WOODS ROAD; Grades: PK – 06)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Florence:

  • ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCH (Students: 415; Location: 1425 CHEROKEE ROAD; Grades: PK – 6)
  • THE KINGS ACADEMY (Students: 334; Location: 220 BELTLINE; Grades: KG – 11)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: PO BOX 5327 2536 W HOFFMEYER; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FLORENCE MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 144; Location: 510 W PALMETTO ST; Grades: PK – 5)
  • CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 1501 SIESTA DRIVE; Grades: KG – 7)
  • HIGHLAND PARK KINDERGARTEN (Students: 100; Location: 1300 SECOND LOOP RD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • EBENEZER BAPTIST WEEKDAY EDUCA (Students: 94; Location: 524 EBENEZOR ROAD; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CENTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 534 AZALEA LANE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • TODDLERS INN DAYCARE KINDERGAR (Students: 84; Location: 2030 N CASHUA DRIVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 76; Location: 915 CHEROKEE RD; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Florence:

  • FLORENCE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,409,668; Location: 319 SOUTH IRBY STREET; 235,732 books; 5,750 audio materials; 2,880 video materials; 455 serial subscriptions)

 

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