Florence, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Florence, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Florence had a population of 4,242 as of July 1, 2015. Florence ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Florence is located at latitude 32.1556 and longitude -90.1224 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Florence (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The City of Florence (GNIS ID: 2406503) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Florence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Florence: Steens Creek.

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Florence, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,242
Population in Households 4,212
Population in Familes 3,618
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 526
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,610
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,196
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,232 (71.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $170,513
Average Home Value $189,692


Median Household Income $53,625
Average Household Income $63,630
Per Capita Income $23,745
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.77%
Households 0.63% 0.82%
Families 0.65% 0.73%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Florence, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Florence to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 78th
Population Density1 # 167 54th
Diversity Index2 # 274 25th
Median Household Income # 24 94th
Per Capita Income # 36 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.