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Florence is a township in Stephenson County, in the Freeport metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Florence. For links to other places called Florence, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Florence is 42.242N. The longitude is -89.684W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,305.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Florence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stephenson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61007 ZIP code.
43% of Florence residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $32,774, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% 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 $411. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $971.
Stephenson 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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