Florence, South Carolina Population 2020

37,567

Florence is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 37,567, it is the 12th largest city in South Carolina and the 1041st largest city in the United States. Florence is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually but its population has increased by 1.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,056 in 2010. Florence reached it's highest population of 37,916 in 2014. Spanning over 23 miles, Florence has a population density of 1,660 people per square mile.

The average household income in Florence is $72,774 with a poverty rate of 18.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $759 per month, and the median house value is $157,000. The median age in Florence is 38.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.0 males.

Florence Demographics

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

  • White: 48.11%
  • Black or African American: 47.17%
  • Asian: 2.06%
  • Two or more races: 1.83%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.29%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.26%
The current population of Florence, South Carolina is 37,567, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,625.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,056.

Florence, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020203,791-585-0.29%
2019204,376-585-0.29%
2018204,961-585-0.29%
2017205,546-313-0.15%
2016205,859-400-0.19%
2015206,259-186-0.09%
2014206,4454500.22%
2013205,995-56-0.03%
2012206,0512610.13%
2011205,7901290.06%
2010205,6610.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,18748.11%
Black or African American17,83047.17%
Asian7802.06%
Two or More Races6921.83%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1100.29%
Some Other Race1060.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native970.26%

Florence Population Pyramid 2020

Florence Median Age

38.8


Total

37.4


Male

40.2


Female

Florence Adults

There are 28,681 adults, (6,355 of whom are seniors) in Florence.

Florence Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Florence Sex Ratio

Female

21,005

55.57%

Male

16,797

44.43%

Florence Households and Families

Florence Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Florence Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
Male79.6%20.4%
All57.8%42.2%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Female30.7%69.3%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2912.4357.8
Married6,1553.0982.9
Non Family5,5521.1643.3
Female3,1283.330.7
Male4563.0879.6

3.09

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

3.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Florence Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6572.57%
9th to 12th Grade2,0928.18%
High School Graduate7,66429.97%
Some College5,09419.92%
Associates Degree2,2998.99%
Bachelors Degree4,60618.01%
Graduate Degree3,15812.35%

Florence Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,08412,5395,432
Black11,1449,0741,810
Asian591523324
Hispanic534469124
Multiple Races258258114
Other Race646422
Native American45459
Islander2818

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.82%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,526$40,083$26,777
Less Than High School$18,368$20,696$15,927
High School Grad$25,267$31,398$17,529
Some College$30,740$41,750$25,230
Bachelors Degree$39,368$45,589$35,208
Graduate Degree$53,792$97,708$44,987

$32,526

Average Earnings

$40,083

Average Male

$26,777

Average Female

Florence Language

Florence Language by Age

Florence Language

95.87% of Florence residents speak only English, while 4.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Florence Poverty

Florence Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,5915,04328.67%
White17,3511,1766.78%
Multiple69222732.80%
Asian77421527.78%
Hispanic87013815.86%
Native977981.44%
Islander1106660.00%
Other1063028.30%

18.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.28%

Male Poverty Rate

21.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Florence

The race most likely to be in poverty in Florence is Native, with 81.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Florence is White, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.21%
High School20.35%
Some College13.11%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.58%
Male Unemployed30.62%
Female Employed13.82%
Male Employed7.12%

Florence Income

Florence Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,091$72,774
Families$60,589$86,444
Married Families$83,266-
Non Families$28,829$42,957

Florence Marital Status

Florence Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Florence Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Florence Marital Status by Race

Florence Veterans

2,284

Number of Veterans

2,074

Male Veterans

210

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam949
First Gulf War458
Second Gulf War304
Korea154
World War II80
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3949.53%
Black8446.54%
2 or More3310.93%
Asian91.50%
Indian48.89%

$Florence Veterans by Education

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Florence Employment Status

63.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.1%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Florence Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.39%

Born in South Carolina

95.47%

Native Born

4.53%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.47% of Florence residents were born in the United States, with 66.39% having been born in South Carolina. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,567-29-0.08%
201937,596-29-0.08%
201837,625-137-0.36%
201737,762-29-0.08%
201637,791-67-0.18%
201537,858-58-0.15%
201437,9161790.47%
201337,737-16-0.04%
201237,7531320.35%
201137,6211150.31%
201037,5067,2582.17%
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%