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Florence, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Florence is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rankin County at latitude 32.1556 and longitude -90.1224. Rankin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Florence, but most people and references simply refer to it as Florence, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Florence indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Florence: Steens Creek.

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Florence, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,202
Population in Households 4,173
Population in Familes 3,592
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 521
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 1,595
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 1,185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,716 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,229 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 366 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $168,776
Average Home Value $188,557


Median Household Income $51,306
Average Household Income $65,499
Per Capita Income $24,427
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.34% 0.64%
Households 0.55% 0.73%
Families 0.58% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 78 79th
Population Density1 # 166 54th
Diversity Index2 # 273 25th
Median Household Income # 21 94th
Per Capita Income # 32 91st

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