Encyclopedia > Florence, South Carolina

  Article Content

Florence, South Carolina

Florence is a city located in Florence County, South Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 30,248. It is the county seat of Florence County6.

Geography Florence is located at 34°11'3" North, 79°46'27" West (34.184088, -79.774147)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 45.9 km² (17.7 mi²). 45.8 km² (17.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.17% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 30,248 people, 11,925 households, and 7,882 families residing in the city. The population density is 659.8/km² (1,709.4/mi²). There are 13,090 housing units at an average density of 285.5/km² (739.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 52.96% White, 44.77% African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 11,925 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% are married couples living together, 20.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $35,388, and the median income for a family is $42,250. Males have a median income of $35,633 versus $23,589 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,336. 19.3% of the population and 15.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 28.2% are under the age of 18 and 15.9% are 65 or older.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Black Gold

... gold - Wikipedia <<Up     Contents Black goldRedirected from Black Gold Black gold (黑金) is a term used in Taiwan to refer t ...