Florence, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Florence, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Florence had a population of 4,390 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Florence is located at latitude 32.1535 and longitude -90.1312 in Rankin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Florence 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.

The City of Florence is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rankin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Florence: Steens Creek.

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Florence, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,390
Population in Households 4,358
Population in Familes 3,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 540
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $52,701
Average Household Income $71,908
Per Capita Income $26,645


Total Housing Units 1,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,335 (75.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $136,140
Average Home Value $164,521


Total Households 1,647
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,215
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.71% 0.86%
Households 0.68% 0.84%
Families 0.61% 0.75%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 2018 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 # 76 79th
Population Density # 158 57th
Diversity Index # 270 26th
Median Household Income # 38 90th
Per Capita Income # 34 91st

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