Florence, South Carolina

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Population in 2017: 37,778 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +24.9%
Males: 16,957  (44.9%)
Females: 20,821  (55.1%)
Median resident age:

39.2 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 29501, 29505, 29506, 29541.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,594 (it was $35,388 in 2000)
Florence:

$46,594
SC:

$50,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,519 (it was $20,336 in 2000)

Florence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $159,095 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Florence:

$159,095
SC:

$161,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $215,863; detached houses: $209,491; townhouses or other attached units: $199,929; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $92,621; mobile homes: $364,749

Median gross rent in 2017: $736.

March 2019 cost of living index in Florence: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.4%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.2% for Black residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.0% for American Indian residents, 79.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 38.8% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Florence, SC (2017)
    • 18,57647.8%White alone
    • 17,31744.6%Black alone
    • 1,0542.7%Hispanic
    • 9412.4%Asian alone
    • 7081.8%Two or more races
    • 1670.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 360.09%American Indian alone
    • 290.07%Other race alone

Races in Florence detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Florence, South Carolina as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Florence is 1,265 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Florence by year

Type

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2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(12.8)
4
(12.6)
5
(15.9)
8
(25.4)
5
(15.8)
2
(6.2)
3
(8.0)
3
(8.0)
2
(5.3)
2
(5.3)
4
(10.5)
1
(2.6)
5
(13.0)
8
(21.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(57.5)
17
(53.5)
31
(98.8)
27
(85.7)
14
(44.2)
8
(24.8)
16
(42.7)
25
(66.3)
29
(77.1)
18
(47.4)
12
(31.4)
20
(52.1)
27
(70.2)
18
(47.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
201
(642.1)
155
(488.1)
117
(372.9)
111
(352.3)
92
(290.8)
108
(334.6)
76
(202.7)
83
(220.3)
69
(183.5)
60
(158.1)
74
(193.8)
73
(190.2)
61
(158.7)
72
(190.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
332
(1,061)
347
(1,093)
399
(1,272)
387
(1,228)
259
(818.5)
236
(731.3)
256
(682.9)
217
(575.9)
193
(513.1)
252
(664.0)
261
(683.6)
314
(818.1)
394
(1,025)
264
(698.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
592
(1,891)
461
(1,452)
586
(1,868)
526
(1,669)
549
(1,735)
546
(1,692)
537
(1,432)
566
(1,502)
456
(1,212)
481
(1,267)
629
(1,647)
407
(1,060)
353
(918.1)
375
(991.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,582
(8,249)
2,542
(8,005)
2,000
(6,374)
2,374
(7,535)
2,378
(7,515)
2,215
(6,863)
2,530
(6,749)
2,190
(5,812)
2,376
(6,317)
2,196
(5,786)
2,119
(5,550)
2,026
(5,279)
2,242
(5,831)
1,935
(5,116)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
213
(680.5)
223
(702.3)
171
(545.0)
188
(596.7)
144
(455.1)
130
(402.8)
163
(434.8)
141
(374.2)
104
(276.5)
123
(324.1)
131
(343.1)
130
(338.7)
133
(345.9)
152
(401.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
31
(99.0)
24
(75.6)
30
(95.6)
16
(50.8)
5
(15.8)
5
(15.5)
6
(16.0)
6
(15.9)
6
(16.0)
23
(60.6)
8
(21.0)
5
(13.0)
10
(26.0)
9
(23.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)993.1911.0906.4936.7776.4704.1652.6617.8589.7574.8605.7580.0659.9583.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Florence, SC

Crime rate in Florence detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 101 (85 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
South Carolina average:

2.48
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Florence, SC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (8.5%), English (4.5%), German (3.8%), Scotch-Irish (3.5%), Irish (3.3%), British (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1890

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,135 people per square mile   (low).

Florence, South Carolina map

1,562 residents are foreign born (0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

4.1%
South Carolina:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $695 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $437 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbia, SC (71.8 miles , pop. 116,278).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (92.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (476.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Quinby, SC (2.0 miles ),
Danwood, SC (2.5 miles ),
Darlington, SC (3.1 miles ),
Timmonsville, SC (3.2 miles ),
Sardis, SC (3.6 miles ),
Lake Swamp, SC (3.6 miles ),
Coward, SC (3.8 miles ),
Lamar, SC (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 34.18 N, Longitude: 79.77 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +20,048 (+53.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,766 (62.7%)

Area code: 843

Distribution of median household income in Florence, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Florence, SC in 2017
Florence satellite photo by USGS

Florence tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 125 buildings, average cost: $98,900
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
South Carolina:

3.3%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Florence, SC
Historical housing units in Florence, SC
Most common industries in Florence, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.7%)
  • Educational services (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Florence, SC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.1%)
  • Registered nurses (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.1%)

Average climate in Florence, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Florence, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.4. This is better than average.

City:

60.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.60
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Florence-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Florence city center injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1995, a category F4 tornado 29.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Florence-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Carolina state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.4 miles away from Florence center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from Florence center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 123.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from Florence center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Florence County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Florence topographic map

Hospitals in Florence:

  • CAROLINAS HOSPICE (121 E. CEDAR STREET)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 805 PAMPLICO HWY BOX 100550)
  • FLORENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 512 S IRBY ST BOX 100550)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (900 EAST CHEVES ST)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-PEE DEE (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 555 E CHEVES ST BOX 8700)
  • PECAN LANE ICF/MR (P.O. BOX 3209)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF FLORENCE ("121 EAST CEDAR ST, 4TH FL")
  • SOUTHERN CARE FLORENCE (217 DOZIER BLVD, SUITE 201)
  • THE OAKS COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (108 PICKNEY ST.)
  • UNITED HOSPICE OF THE PEE DEE (609 S COIT STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Florence:

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Amtrak station:

FLORENCE (807 E. DAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/Universities in Florence:

  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 4,468; Location: 2715 W. Lucas Street; Public; Website: WWW.FDTC.EDU)
  • Francis Marion University (Full-time enrollment: 3,624; Location: 4822 East Palmetto Street; Public; Website: www.fmarion.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Virginia College-Florence (Full-time enrollment: 417; Location: 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.vc.edu)
  • Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence (Full-time enrollment: 193; Location: 2443 West Lucas Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.kennethshuler.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Florence:

  • Central Carolina Technical College (about 39 miles; Sumter, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,108)
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 48 miles; Pembroke, NC; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Richmond Community College (about 50 miles; Hamlet, NC; FT enrollment: 2,106)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 8,881)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 5,772)
  • Robeson Community College (about 54 miles; Lumberton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,322)
  • Wingate University (about 67 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)

Public high schools in Florence:

  • WEST FLORENCE HIGH (Students: 1,718, Location: 221 NORTH BELTLINE DRIVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH FLORENCE HIGH (Students: 1,594, Location: 3200 SOUTH IRBY STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • FLORENCE CAREER CENTER (Students: 1,153, Location: 126 EAST HOWE SPRINGS ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • WILSON HIGH (Location: 1411 OLD MARION HIGHWAY, Grades: 9-12)
  • POYNOR CHILDCARE CENTER (Location: 301 SOUTH DARGAN STREET, Grades: KG-12)

Private high schools in Florence:

  • FLORENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 726, Location: 2308 S ITBY ST, Grades: UG-12)
  • THE KING'S ACADEMY (Students: 285, Location: 1015 S EBENEZER RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 278, Location: 2624 W PALMETTO ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE BYRNES SCHOOLS (Students: 196, Location: 1201 E ASHBY RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Florence:

  • HENRY L. SNEED MIDDLE (Students: 852, Location: 1102 EBENEZER ROAD, Grades: 7-8)
  • MCLAURIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 829, Location: 1400 MCMILLAN LANE, Grades: PK-6)
  • SOUTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 820, Location: 200 EAST HOWE SPRINGS ROAD, Grades: 7-8)
  • GREENWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 768, Location: 2300 EAST HOWE SPRINGS ROAD, Grades: KG-6)
  • ROYALL ELEMENTARY (Students: 723, Location: 1400 WOODS ROAD, Grades: KG-6)
  • NORTH VISTA ELEMENTARY (Students: 603, Location: 1100 NORTH IRBY STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • THEODORE LESTER ELEMENTARY (Students: 473, Location: 3501 EAST PALMETTO STREET, Grades: PK-6)
  • HENRY TIMROD ELEMENTARY (Students: 443, Location: 1901 EAST OLD MARION HIGHWAY, Grades: KG-6)
  • WALLACE GREGG ELEMENTARY (Location: 515 FRANCIS MARION ROAD, Grades: KG-6)
  • JOHN W. MOORE MIDDLE (Location: 191 WESTFIELD DRIVE, Grades: 5-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Florence:

  • ALL SAINTS' EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 342, Location: 1425 CHEROKEE RD, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 153, Location: 2536 HOFFMEYER RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE (Students: 121, Location: 510 W PALMETTO ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • CENTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 49, Location: 320 E NATIONAL CEMETERY RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • JACK J HANNA JR ACADEMY (Students: 4, Location: 803 OAKLAND AVE, Grades: 1-5)
See full list of schools located in Florence

Library in Florence:

  • FLORENCE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $3,486,446; Location: 509 SOUTH DARGAN STREET; 332,292 books; 15,046 audio materials; 10,177 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 430 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Florence: Crossroad Center (A), Florence Commons (B), Southside Commons (C), City of Florence Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Florence Country Club (E), Peedee Agricultural Experiment Station (F), Harllee Natural History Museum (G), Florence Public Library (H), Florence Fire Department Station 1 (I), Florence County Courthouse (J), Florence City Managers Office (K), Florence Museum of Art Science and History (L), Maple Community Center (M), Freedom Florence Recreation Complex (N), The Carolinian (O), Federal Bureau of Investigation (P), US Drug Enforcement Administration (Q), US Marshal's Service (R), Florence Police Department (S), Florence Police Department Patrol Division North Region Headquarters (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Florence Mall Shopping Center (1), Florence Plaza Shopping Center (2), Hallmark Square Shopping Center (3), Magnolia Mall Shopping Center (4), South Park Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Florence include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), All Saints Episcopal Church (B), Westminster Presbyterian Church (C), Trinity Baptist Church (D), Beth Israel Congregation (E), Southside Baptist Church (F), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (G), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (H), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), North Vista Cemetery (2), Florence National Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Muldrows Mill Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Florence include: Levy Park (1), Jeffries Creek Park (2), Lucas Park (3), Timrod Park (4), Maple Park (5), Rainwater Park (6), Friendship Park (7), American Legion Stadium (8), Northwest Community Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Florence Museum (558 Spruce Street) (1), Tank Scape (Aquariums; 2112 Rosemary Avenue) (2), Bingo-Rama (Amusement & Theme Parks; 901 2nd Loop Road) (3), Moss Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 120 Conyers Avenue) (4), Mister Mark's Fun Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1331 North Cashua Drive) (5), Champion Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 904 South Cashua Drive) (6), Rosemary Coin Machines Inc (3222 East Palmetto Street) (7), Pee Dee Tourism Commission (3290 West Radio Drive) (8), Aladdin's Castle (Arcades & Amusements; 2701 David H McLeod Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Florence-North (1826 West Lucas Street) (1), Comfort Inn Florence (1916 West Lucas Street) (2), Colonial Inn (415 South Irby Street) (3), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (2101 Florence Harllee Boulevard) (4), Marriott (2670 Hospitality Boulevard) (5), Best Western (1808 West Lucas Street) (6), Florence Howard Johnson Express Inn - Florence- SC (3821 Bancroft Rd. 1-95 & U.S. 76) (7), Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (2101 Florence Harllee Blv) (8), Microtel (1912 Enterprise Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Florence County - Circuit Court (180 North Irby Street) (1), U S Government - U S District Court- Clerk's Office Information (401 West Evans Street) (2), Florence County - Clerk Of Court- Administration (180 North Irby Street) (3), Florence County - Family Court- Administration (180 North Irby Street) (4), Florence County - Circuit Court- Presiding Circuit Judge (180 North Irby Street) (5), Florence County - Circuit Court- Judge John H Waller (Main Street) (6), Florence County - Court Of Appeals (180 North Irby Street) (7), Florence County - Family Court (180 North Irby Street) (8), Florence County - Administration- Probate Court (180 North Irby Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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Florence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Florence and their reported violations in the past:

FLORENCE CITY OF (2110001) (Population served: 70,476, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2011)
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND (0750041) (Population served: 900, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2009, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2010), St Show-cause Hearing (OCT-21-2010), St Admin Penalty assessed (OCT-25-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-29-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
South Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.9%
Whole state:

67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Florence in 2010:

  • 384 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 130 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 40 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in college/university student housing
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Florence in 2000:

  • 362 people in nursing homes
  • 182 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 182 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 154 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 138 people in other group homes
  • 123 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 72 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
Arena or stadium:
  • Florence Civic Center. Capacity: 10,000.

Banks with most branches in Florence (2011 data):

  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston: Pamplico Highway Branch, Florence Branch, Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch, 238 S. Coit Street Branch, Beltline Drive Branch. Info updated 2012/02/24: Bank assets: $3,140.4 mil, Deposits: $2,278.8 mil, headquarters in Charleston, SC, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 69 total offices
  • First Citizens Bank and Trust Company, Inc.: Hoffmeyer Road Branch, Second Loop Road Branch, Pamplico Hwy Branch, Florence Branch. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $8,104.0 mil, Deposits: $6,880.8 mil, headquarters in Columbia, SC, positive income, 197 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Florence Mall Branch, Florence Main Branch, Florence Five Points Branch, Southpark Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Second Loop Road Branch, West Florence Branch, Florence Main Branch, Irby Street Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Reliance Bank: Florence Messenger Service, at 2170 West Palmetto Street, Second Loop Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $496.1 mil, Deposits: $431.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: First Reliance Bancshares, Inc.
  • Carolina Bank & Trust Co.: South Florence Branch at 1539 South Irby Street, branch established on 2008/09/30; Florence Branch at 3037 West Palmetto Street, branch established on 2000/08/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $358.5 mil, Deposits: $314.2 mil, headquarters in Lamar, SC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: First Carolina Bancshares Corporation
  • First Bank: Florence Main Branch at 2170 West Evans Street, branch established on 2009/03/23; Florence Branch at 452 Second Loop Rd, branch established on 2000/06/03. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Synovus Bank: Florence Branch at 600 West Palmetto Street, branch established on 1992/09/23; Florence Mall Branch at 2016 North Hoffmeyer Road, branch established on 2001/06/18. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $26,863.3 mil, Deposits: $22,415.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 296 total offices, Holding Company: Synovus Financial Corp.
  • Anderson Brothers Bank: Florence Branch at 501 W Second Loop Road, branch established on 2003/06/30; Florence Cashua Street Branch at 2985 South Cashua Street, branch established on 2007/08/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $428.5 mil, Deposits: $394.3 mil, headquarters in Mullins, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Anderson Bancshares, Inc.
  • 5 other banks with 9 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Florence:

Marital status in Florence, SC
  • Never married: 35.8%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

For population 25 years and over in Florence:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
South Carolina average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Florence
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Florence, SC (based on Florence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,527200
Mainline Protestant14,52254
Black Protestant10,46436
Other4,1307
Catholic3,3204
Orthodox4001
None61,522-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 37
Florence County:

2.81 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Florence County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Florence County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 98
Florence County:

7.44 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 94
Florence County:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Florence County:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.7%
State:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Florence County:

15.3%
South Carolina:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.1%
South Carolina:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.1%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
South Carolina:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
Florence:

19.9%
South Carolina:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.3%
South Carolina:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Florence:

35.7%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
Florence:

55.2%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Florence, SC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 107$414,490$46,4850$0
Firefighters 77$261,722$40,7880$0
Water Supply 61$180,048$35,4190$0
Sewerage 56$189,687$40,6470$0
Streets and Highways 41$104,459$30,5730$0
Parks and Recreation 27$81,603$36,26834$16,647
Solid Waste Management 26$69,079$31,8830$0
Other Government Administration 19$73,074$46,1520$0
Police - Other 14$40,876$35,03714$10,598
Financial Administration 11$51,533$56,2180$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 9$31,961$42,6152$1,997
Other and Unallocable 7$24,333$41,7140$0
Judicial and Legal 7$26,560$45,5316$8,733
Health 3$7,250$29,0000$0
Fire - Other 1$3,844$46,1280$0
Totals for Government 466$1,560,519$40,18556$37,975

Florence government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parking Facilities: $9,662,000 ($255.76)
    Water Utilities: $2,356,000 ($62.36)
    Sewerage: $1,204,000 ($31.87)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,007,000 ($26.66)
    Regular Highways: $176,000 ($4.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $65,000 ($1.72)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,643,000 ($228.78)
    Sewerage: $6,319,000 ($167.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,911,000 ($130.00)
    Water Utilities: $4,846,000 ($128.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,951,000 ($104.58)
    Financial Administration: $3,143,000 ($83.20)
    Regular Highways: $3,133,000 ($82.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,061,000 ($81.03)
    General - Other: $2,854,000 ($75.55)
    Central Staff Services: $1,544,000 ($40.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,214,000 ($32.14)
    General Public Buildings: $1,052,000 ($27.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $679,000 ($17.97)
    Transit Utilities: $20,000 ($0.53)
    Health - Other: $10,000 ($0.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,655,000 ($414.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $238,000 ($6.30)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $1,000,000 ($26.47)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $661,000 ($17.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $593,000 ($15.70)
    Sewerage: $167,000 ($4.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $107,000 ($2.83)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($2.62)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($2.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000 ($1.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,999,000 ($502.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,480,000 ($118.59)

Florence government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,524,000 ($463.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,776,000 ($73.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $476,000 ($12.60)
    Other: $252,000 ($6.67)
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000 ($2.49)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $335,000 ($8.87)
    Public Welfare: $24,000 ($0.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $383,000 ($10.14)
    Public Welfare: $310,000 ($8.21)
    General Local Government Support: $120,000 ($3.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $1,304,000 ($34.52)
    Sale of Property: $843,000 ($22.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $624,000 ($16.52)
    General Revenue - Other: $326,000 ($8.63)
    Interest Earnings: $298,000 ($7.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $16,665,000 ($441.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,454,000 ($38.49)
    Highways: $176,000 ($4.66)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $8,207,000 ($217.24)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,187,000 ($163.77)
    Property: $4,029,000 ($106.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,864,000 ($102.28)
    Public Utility License: $3,526,000 ($93.33)
    Motor Vehicle License: $534,000 ($14.14)
    Other License: $16,000 ($0.42)

Florence government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,943,000 ($4498.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $169,927,000 ($4498.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,567,000 ($253.24)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,551,000 ($252.82)

Florence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,315,000 ($352.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,685,000 ($1474.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,855,000 ($287.34)

5.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
South Carolina average:

7.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Darlington County, SC  0.89% ($34,779 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.36% ($25,305)
from Horry County, SC  0.24% ($27,835)


5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
South Carolina average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Darlington County, SC  0.89% ($35,894 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.39% ($39,138)
to Horry County, SC  0.30% ($44,240)
Businesses in Florence, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Lane Furniture3
AT&T3LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts3Lowe's2
Aeropostale1Marriott4
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Applebee's1McDonald's8
Arby's3Men's Wearhouse1
Ashley Furniture1Microtel1
AutoZone1Motel 61
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Barnes & Noble1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Baymont Inn1Nike16
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Burger King5Outback1
CVS5Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Charlotte Russe1Payless2
Chevrolet1Penske1
Chick-Fil-A4PetSmart1
Chico's1Pizza Hut3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes2
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos2
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Cracker Barrel1Ramada2
Curves1Red Lobster1
Days Inn2Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid2
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday3
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In2
Express1Sam's Club1
FedEx12Sears3
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel1
GNC2Starbucks1
GameStop3Suburban1
Goodwill5Subway9
Gymboree1Super 81
H&R Block5T-Mobile5
Hardee's3T.J.Maxx1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell1
Hilton3Talbots1
Hobby Lobby1Target1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1Travelodge1
Howard Johnson2True Value1
Hyundai1U-Haul7
IHOP1UPS16
JCPenney1Vans3
Jimmy Jazz1Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Victoria's Secret1
Journeys1Volkswagen1
Justice1Waffle House4
KFC3Walgreens2
Kincaid3Walmart2
Kmart1Wendy's5
Kohl's1Wingate1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Bryant1

Strongest AM radio stations in Florence:

  • WJMX (970 AM; 10 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WOLS (1230 AM; 1 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: WOLS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYNN (540 AM; 0 kW; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WHYM (1260 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: GHB OF LAKE CITY, INC.)
  • WPFM (1400 AM; 1 kW; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBSC (1550 AM; 10 kW; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Owner: D-MITCH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WJAY (1280 AM; 4 kW; MULLINS, SC; Owner: THE GREATER HWY CHURCH OF CHRIST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WDKD (1310 AM; 5 kW; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Florence:

  • W237AS (95.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WYNN-FM (106.3 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSIM (93.7 FM; BISHOPVILLE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLPG (91.7 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: AUGUSTA RADIO FELLOWSHIP INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W283AB (104.5 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WEGX (92.9 FM; DILLON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WURV (102.9 FM; SCRANTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WDAR-FM (105.5 FM; DARLINGTON, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMXT (102.1 FM; PAMPLICO, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWFN (100.1 FM; LAKE CITY, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCSQ (92.5 FM; MONCKS CORNER, SC; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZF (98.5 FM; HARTSVILLE, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WHLZ (100.5 FM; MARION, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRJA-FM (88.1 FM; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJMX-FM (103.3 FM; CHERAW, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF FLORENCE LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWKT-FM (99.3 FM; KINGSTREE, SC; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCMG (94.3 FM; LATTA, SC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQSD (107.1 FM; BRIARCLIFF ACRES, SC; Owner: QANTUM OF MYRTLE BEACH LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W206AR (89.1 FM; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Florence:

  • WPDF-LP (Channel 56; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GE MEDIA, INC.)
  • W66DE (Channel 50; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJPM-TV (Channel 33; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WPDE-TV (Channel 15; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: GRAND STRAND COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WWMB (Channel 21; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: ATLANTIC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBTW (Channel 13; FLORENCE, SC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WRJA-TV (Channel 27; SUMTER, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSFX-TV (Channel 26; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: SOUTHEASTERN MEDIA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOLO-TV (Channel 25; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WLTX (Channel 19; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Florence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 97Number of bridges
  • 1,243ft / 379mTotal length
  • $11,987,000Total costs
  • 1,420,087Total average daily traffic
  • 167,573Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,228,133Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Florence, SC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 361960-1969
  • 171970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Florence, SC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Florence)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 598 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Florence, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 54 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 256 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Florence)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Florence)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED127$120,335131$142,905417$160,93516$70,5342$333,84549$104,1511$27,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$116,4455$135,93435$131,7401$30,8100$00$01$5,120
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$120,98117$115,159145$140,21314$72,7750$011$64,0341$45,940
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$122,09617$161,45884$159,8164$90,5930$05$63,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$158,2033$247,91716$179,4060$00$01$103,5100$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Florence, SC

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED29$180,18230$174,8461$76,280
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$109,1304$137,2631$61,270
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$04$293,1430$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$151,2904$221,1200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Florence, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Florence, SC - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 393. The highest number of fires - 647 took place in 2014, and the least - 169 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Florence, SC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.6%), and Structure Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Florence, SC
    • 2,91443.6%Outside Fires
    • 2,43536.5%Structure Fires
    • 1,21018.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1171.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Florence, SC

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Florence, South Carolina:

  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 1914 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 665-2575, Fax: (843) 661-0700
  • Super 8, 1832 1/2 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 661-7267, Fax: (843) 676-9338
  • Days Inn, 140 Dunbarton Dr, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 669-1666, Fax: (843) 669-0942
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Florence, 1826 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 468-9994, Fax: (843) 468-9993
  • Ramada Inn-florence, 2038 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 669-4241
  • Ramada Florence Center, 1819 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 665-4555, Fax: (843) 665-4577
  • Comfort Inn - Florence, 1920 W Lucas St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 665-4558, Fax: (846) 662-3022
  • Travelodge Florence, 3783 W Palmetto St, Florence, South Carolina 29501 , Phone: (843) 665-8550, Fax: (843) 665-9591
  • 22 other hotels and motels
All 30 fire-safe hotels and motels in Florence, South Carolina
Most common first names in Florence, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James62067.4 years
Mary48777.2 years
John46571.4 years
William39070.7 years
Robert32767.9 years
Willie22570.4 years
Annie21977.2 years
Charles20668.8 years
George19670.3 years
Elizabeth17478.4 years
Most common last names in Florence, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown26970.3 years
Johnson26668.5 years
Williams23271.5 years
Smith22472.4 years
Davis21371.3 years
James17369.9 years
Robinson16968.1 years
Jones14772.0 years
Thomas11771.3 years
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Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Florence, SC
  • 68.8%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Florence, SC
  • 86.8%Electricity
  • 10.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Florence compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Florence on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #39 (29505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 (29501) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most hotels or motels in 2005"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
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  • George Petros Yiannikouros (11)
  • Weijun Shen (10)
  • John Scaturro, Jr. (8)
  • Ariel A. Szogi (8)
  • Saikat Saha (8)
  • Yuri Lvovsky (8)
  • Matias B. Vanotti (8)
  • Timothy John Havens (8)
  • David C. Griffin (7)

Total of 251 patent applications in 2008-2020.