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Florence is a city in Lane County, in the Eugene-Springfield metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for A.B. Florence, state senator. Another says it was named for a ship wrecked near the mouth of the river.

The latitude of Florence is 43.982N. The longitude is -124.098W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,583.


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Median household income
Local
$30,505
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Florence demographic reports
Florence is on the Pacific Ocean and the Siuslaw River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: clam chowder
Filming location for:
· 1970 movie, "Five Easy Pieces"
Local festivals include:
  • Rhododendron Festival - May 18-20, 2007
  • Winter Folk Festival - Jan. 20-21, 2007
  • Chowder Blues Brews - Sept. 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Florence web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Jessie M. Honeyman Memorial State Park, Darlingtonia State Natural Site, Heceta Head State Park, Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, William M. Tugman State Park
Historic sites and museums: Siuslaw Pioneer Museum
Colleges and universities: Lane Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Florence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eugene-Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97439 ZIP code.

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18% of Florence residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $18,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Florence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Florence festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Median rent in Florence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.


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Libraries in Florence include Mapleton Branch Library, Siuslaw Public Library District ... View libraries

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National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLFO.

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Lane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Florence political report.

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The average commute time for Florence workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Florence include Best Western Pier Point Inn, Economy Inn Florence, Holiday Inn Express.

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