Florence, South Carolina Population 2021

38,721
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Florence is a city located in Florence County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 38,721, it is the 11th largest city in South Carolina and the 1014th largest city in the United States . Florence is currently growing at a rate of 0.25% annually and its population has increased by 4.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,056 in 2010. Florence reached it's highest population of 38,721 in 2021. Spanning over 23 miles, Florence has a population density of 1,711 people per square mile.

The average household income in Florence is $72,922 with a poverty rate of 19.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $780 per month, and the median house value is $158,600. The median age in Florence is 39.7 years, 37.9 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.

Florence Demographics

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

  • White: 47.66%
  • Black or African American: 47.57%
  • Asian: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.28%
  • Other race: 0.27%
The current population of Florence, South Carolina is 38,721 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 38,436.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,056.

Florence, South Carolina Population 2021

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

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021204,661-125-0.06%
2020204,786-125-0.06%
2019204,911-125-0.06%
2018205,036-440-0.21%
2017205,476-378-0.18%
2016205,854-381-0.19%
2015206,235-191-0.09%
2014206,4264400.21%
2013205,986-55-0.03%
2012206,0412410.12%
2011205,8001380.07%
2010205,6620.00%

Florence Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,34447.66%
Black or African American18,30847.57%
Asian8772.28%
Two or More Races5701.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native1740.45%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1090.28%
Some Other Race1050.27%
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Florence Population by Race

Florence Population Pyramid $2021

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Florence Median Age

39.7


Total

37.9


Male

40.7


Female

Florence Adults

There are 29,094 adults, (7,259 of whom are seniors) in Florence.

Florence Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Florence Sex Ratio

Female

21,084

54.78%

Male

17,403

45.22%

Florence Population by Age

Florence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Florence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
Male70.9%29.1%
All58.5%41.5%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Female31.1%68.9%

58.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Florence Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,6242.4258.5
Married6,3213.1282.4
Non Family5,9531.1545.4
Female2,8963.4231.1
Male4543.0970.9

3.15

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Florence Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6882.61%
9th to 12th Grade2,1678.23%
High School Graduate7,50028.48%
Some College5,29320.10%
Associates Degree2,4329.24%
Bachelors Degree4,79218.20%
Graduate Degree3,45813.13%
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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
White13,45112,8225,792
Black11,5389,4691,940
Asian687599356
Hispanic435393161
2+ Races17617662
Native American9065
Other Race595917
Islander2919

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.82%.

Florence Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,802$40,962$27,834
Less Than 9th Grade$17,527$19,145$15,903
High School Graduate$25,503$29,683$21,021
Some College$30,505$40,227$26,205
Bachelors Degree$40,043$48,804$37,083
Graduate Degree$55,490$98,837$47,161

$33,802

Average Earnings

$40,962

Average Male

$27,834

Average Female

Florence Earnings by Educational Attainment

Florence Language by Age

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Florence Language

96.07% of Florence residents speak only English, while 3.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Florence Language

Florence Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black18,0705,37329.73%
White17,5881,1816.71%
Asian87024428.05%
Hispanic81718722.89%
Multiple57016729.30%
Native1748247.13%
Islander1097165.14%
Other1054744.76%

19.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.80%

Male Poverty Rate

20.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Florence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Florence is Islander, with 65.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Florence is White, with 6.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.36%.

Florence Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.96%
High School21.19%
Some College12.97%
Bachelors or Greater5.41%

Florence Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.59%
Male Unemployed32.57%
Female Employed11.68%
Male Employed7.99%

Florence Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Florence Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,525$72,922
Families$62,080$88,372
Married Families$83,486-
Non Families$29,693$43,400
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Income by Household Type

Florence Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

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 55-64.

Florence Marital Status by Race

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Florence Marital Status

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2,276

Number of Veterans

2,090

Male Veterans

186

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam981
First Gulf War404
Second Gulf War321
Korea175
World War II67

Florence Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74753
55 to 64507
75+451
35 to 54435
18 to 34130

Florence Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3418.98%
Black8516.57%
Native American4635.11%
2+ Races2511.31%
Asian131.89%

Florence Veterans by Race

Florence Veterans by Education

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7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Florence Veterans by Education

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61.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

5.2%

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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67.76%

Born in Florence

95.61%

Native Born

4.39%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

3.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.61% of Florence residents were born in the United States, with 67.76% having been born in South Carolina. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Florence Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202138,721950.25%
202038,626950.25%
201938,531950.25%
201838,436-102-0.26%
201738,538390.10%
201638,499280.07%
201538,471990.26%
201438,3721970.52%
201338,175-17-0.04%
201238,1921250.33%
201138,0671210.32%
201037,9467,6982.29%
200030,2484350.14%
199029,813-29-0.01%
198029,8423,8451.39%
197025,9971,2750.50%
196024,7222,2090.94%
195022,5136,4593.44%
194016,0541,2800.83%
193014,7743,8063.02%
192010,9683,9114.51%
19107,0572,4104.27%
19004,6471,2523.19%
18903,3950.00%

Florence Population by Year