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Florence is a town in Codington County, in the Watertown metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in South Dakota named Florence. For links to other places called Florence, SD, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Florence is 45.055N. The longitude is -97.325W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,768 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 299.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Florence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Codington 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 57235 ZIP code.
41% of Florence residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $15,003, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $641.
Codington 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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