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Florence is a city in Florence County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the eldest daughter of Gen. William Wallace Harllee, who brought the railroad to the town.
The latitude of Florence is 34.195N. The longitude is -79.762W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,267.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Florence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Florence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Florence area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29505 ZIP code.
7% of Florence residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Florence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Florence was $20,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Florence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Florence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $869.
Libraries in Florence include Florence County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Florence include Florence Morning News
TV stations in Florence include WBTW, WJPM, WPDE, WWMB.
Florence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Florence political report.
The average commute time for Florence workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Florence between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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