Florence, Alabama Population 2021

40,993
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Florence is a city located in Lauderdale County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Lauderdale County. With a 2020 population of 40,993, it is the 11th largest city in Alabama and the 952nd largest city in the United States . Florence is currently growing at a rate of 0.24% annually and its population has increased by 4.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 39,319 in 2010. Florence reached it's highest population of 40,993 in 2021. Spanning over 27 miles, Florence has a population density of 1,548 people per square mile.

The average household income in Florence is $57,396 with a poverty rate of 21.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $643 per month, and the median house value is $142,400. The median age in Florence is 35.5 years, 34.1 years for males, and 37.7 years for females.

Florence Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Florence was:

  • White: 76.55%
  • Black or African American: 20.13%
  • Two or more races: 1.58%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Florence, Alabama is 40,993 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 40,699.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 39,319.

Florence, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021148,6943620.24%
2020148,3323620.24%
2019147,9703620.24%
2018147,6083490.24%
2017147,2593370.23%
2016146,922460.03%
2015146,876-586-0.40%
2014147,4622320.16%
2013147,230-2-0.00%
2012147,232860.06%
2011147,146-115-0.08%
2010147,2610.00%

Florence Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,85876.55%
Black or African American8,11320.13%
Two or More Races6371.58%
Asian3660.91%
Some Other Race1490.37%
American Indian and Alaska Native1240.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander620.15%
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Florence Population by Race

Florence Population Pyramid $2021

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Florence Median Age

35.5


Total

34.1


Male

37.7


Female

Florence Adults

There are 32,840 adults, (7,447 of whom are seniors) in Florence.

Florence Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Florence Sex Ratio

Female

21,215

52.63%

Male

19,094

47.37%

Florence Population by Age

Florence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Florence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
All52.1%47.9%
Non Family37.9%62.1%
Female35.7%64.3%
Male35.1%64.9%

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Florence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,4752.252.1
Non Family7,7571.2937.9
Married6,7742.8875.6
Female2,4433.0335.7
Male5012.8835.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Florence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0363.95%
9th to 12th Grade2,4799.45%
High School Graduate7,37528.12%
Some College6,31024.06%
Associates Degree1,6526.30%
Bachelors Degree4,55617.37%
Graduate Degree2,82210.76%
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Florence Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Florence Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,09717,7425,964
Black4,8534,0561,074
Hispanic692416115
2+ Races225212121
Asian19515395
Native American1249234
Other Race119608
Islander3333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 53.78%.

Florence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,387$38,055$27,023
Less Than 9th Grade$16,551$22,672$12,348
High School Graduate$27,009$34,203$21,820
Some College$27,325$31,487$26,364
Bachelors Degree$42,463$51,444$35,098
Graduate Degree$54,647$59,154$53,991

$31,387

Average Earnings

$38,055

Average Male

$27,023

Average Female

Florence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Florence Language by Age

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Florence Language

94.73% of Florence residents speak only English, while 5.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.58% of the population.

Florence Language

Florence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,2135,22818.53%
Black7,6752,42031.53%
Hispanic1,55541026.37%
Multiple59110617.94%
Asian2676423.97%
Native1144741.23%
Other149138.72%

21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.80%

Male Poverty Rate

24.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Florence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Florence is Native, with 41.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Florence is Other, with 8.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.46%.

Florence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.74%
High School18.01%
Some College14.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.76%

Florence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed65.03%
Female Employed18.02%
Male Unemployed17.08%
Male Employed13.30%

Florence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Florence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,526$57,396
Families$57,632$73,265
Married Families$69,485-
Non Families$24,295$36,339
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Income by Household Type

Florence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Florence Married by Age and Sex

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Florence Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Florence Marital Status by Race

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Florence Marital Status

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2,560

Number of Veterans

2,426

Male Veterans

134

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam862
Second Gulf War652
First Gulf War332
Korea222
World War II104

Florence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+649
65 to 74619
55 to 64585
35 to 54400
18 to 34307

Florence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1338.30%
Black3205.28%
2+ Races10728.92%
Hispanic141.62%

Florence Veterans by Race

Florence Veterans by Education

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10.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Florence Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Florence Employment by Age

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Florence Employment by Race

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Florence Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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66.05%

Born in Florence

96.91%

Native Born

3.09%

Foreign Born

2.20%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.91% of Florence residents were born in the United States, with 66.05% having been born in Alabama. 2.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Florence Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202140,993980.24%
202040,895980.24%
201940,797980.24%
201840,6996201.55%
201740,079830.21%
201639,996410.10%
201539,955-277-0.69%
201440,2322240.56%
201340,0082300.58%
201239,7781980.50%
201139,58090.02%
201039,5713,3070.88%
200036,264-162-0.04%
199036,426-603-0.16%
198037,0292,9980.85%
197034,0312,3820.73%
196031,6497,7702.86%
195023,8798,8364.73%
194015,0433,3142.52%
193011,7291,2001.09%
192010,5293,8404.64%
19106,6892110.32%
19006,4784660.75%
18906,0120.00%

Florence Population by Year