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Population in 2012: 37,498 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +24.0%
Males: 16,883  (45.0%)
Females: 20,615  (55.0%)

Median resident age:  37.4 years
South Carolina median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 29501, 29505, 29506, 29541.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,825 (it was $35,388 in 2000)
Florence:

$41,825
SC:

$43,107
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,674

Florence city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $146,330 (it was $89,500 in 2000)
Florence:

$146,330
SC:

$135,500
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $172,016; Detached houses: $173,750; Townhouses or other attached units: $105,883; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $366,679; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $126,701; Mobile homes: $289,975

Median gross rent in 2012: $663.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 29501, 29505, 29506, 29541.

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  • White alone - 19,185 (51.9%)
  • Black alone - 16,705 (45.2%)
  • Hispanic - 431 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 374 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 194 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 61 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.03%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Florence: 83.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.7%), English (8.0%), German (7.2%), Irish (5.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 12/24/1890

Elevation: 149 feet

Land area: 17.7 square miles.

Population density: 2,119 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Florence:

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Florence city:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

728 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.0%
South Carolina:  4.7%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 178 registered sex offenders living in Florence, South Carolina as of August 20, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Florence to the number of sex offenders is 211 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $543 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $386 (0.3%)

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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: +17,439 (+47.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,836 (60.1%)

Area code: 843

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Crime rates in Florence by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1136744585233
per 100,000 3.23.39.719.822.812.812.615.925.415.86.28.08.0
Rapes 1222192115181731271481625
per 100,000 38.771.861.469.349.057.553.598.885.744.224.842.766.3
Robberies 94103113155162201155117111921087683
per 100,000 302.9336.2364.9511.4528.7642.1488.1372.9352.3290.8334.6202.7220.3
Assaults 498363252296342332347399387259236256217
per 100,000 1604.91185.0813.8976.51116.21060.61092.71271.61228.3818.5731.3682.9575.9
Burglaries 576504540611667592461586526549546537566
per 100,000 1856.31645.31743.82015.82177.01891.31451.71867.61669.41735.01691.81432.51502.1
Thefts 2,8522,6622,5242,8922,7762,5822,5422,0002,3742,3782,2152,5302,190
per 100,000 9191.18690.38150.99541.19060.38248.78005.06374.17534.67515.36863.36748.85811.9
Auto thefts 198192184246221213223171188144130163141
per 100,000 638.1626.8594.2811.6721.3680.5702.3545.0596.7455.1402.8434.8374.2
Arson 3327181814312430165566
per 100,000 106.388.158.159.445.799.075.695.650.815.815.516.015.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 972.7891.7815.31005.41013.0968.1888.0883.6913.0756.8686.3636.1602.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 132 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
South Carolina average:

2.36

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Florence, South Carolina accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.3%
South Carolina:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -724 (-2.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Florence-area historical tornado activity is above South Carolina state average. It is 74% 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 below South Carolina state average. It is 91% 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 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 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 the city center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Florence center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Florence County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 4, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Florence topographic map

Birthplace of: Alvin Greene - Politician, Captain Mikey - DJ and voice actor, Darian Durant - Footballer, Edwin Dewees - Martial artist, Marion Wilson - Boxer, Buddy Baker - Racing driver, Harry Carson - Football player, Houston Person - Jazz tenor saxophonist, James Grimsley, Jr. - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Joey Walters - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Florence:

  • FLORENCE DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 435 NORTH CASHUA DR)
  • FREEDOM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, 1520 FREEDOM BOULEVARD)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE CHURCH STREET (Dialysis Facility, 406 SOUTH CHURCH STREET)
  • CAROLINAS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 121 E. CEDAR STREET, PO BOX 100550)
  • DHEC REGION 4 HOME HEALTH SVS - EAST (Home Health Center, 1705 W EVANS STREET)
  • FLORENCE VISITING NURSES SERVI (Home Health Center, 1605C W PALMETTO ST)
  • MCLEOD HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 300 SOUTH DARGAN STREET)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPICE (Hospital, 121 E. CEDAR STREET)
  • CAROLINAS HOSPITAL SYSTEM (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 805 PAMPLICO HWY BOX 100550)
  • FLORENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 512 S IRBY ST BOX 100550)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHAB HOSP OF FLORENCE (Hospital, 900 EAST CHEVES ST)
  • MCLEOD HCS - HOSPICE OF THE PEE DEE (Hospital, 181 EAST EVANS AVENUE)
  • MCLEOD REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-PEE DEE (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 555 E CHEVES ST BOX 8700)
  • PECAN LANE ICF/MR (Hospital, P.O. BOX 3209)
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF FLORENCE (Hospital, "121 EAST CEDAR ST, 4TH FL")
  • REGENCY HOSPITAL OF SOUTH CAROLINA (Hospital, 121 EAST CEDAR STREET)
  • SOUTHERN CARE FLORENCE (Hospital, 217 DOZIER BLVD, SUITE 201)
  • THE OAKS COMMUNITY RESIDENCE (Hospital, 108 PICKNEY ST.)
  • UNITED HOSPICE OF THE PEE DEE (Hospital, 609 S COIT STREET)
  • WINYAH COMMUNITY HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, 217 DOZIER BLVD, #200)
  • COMMANDER NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 4438 PAMPLICO HIGHWAY)
  • FAITH HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 617 WEST MARION STREET)
  • FLORENCE CONV CTR (Nursing Home, RT 8 BOX 134)
  • FLORENCE REHAB AND NURSING CENTER, LLC (Nursing Home, 133 WEST CLARKE ROAD)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION CTR (Nursing Home, 722 S DARGAN ST)
  • HERITAGE HOME OF FLORENCE INC (Nursing Home, 515 SOUTH WARLEY STREET)
  • HONORAGE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1207 NORTH CASHUA ROAD)
  • SOUTHLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 722 SOUTH DARGAN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Florence, SC

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.

Local government website: www.cityofflorence.com

Colleges/Universities in Florence:

  • Francis Marion University (Full-time enrollment: 3,329; Location: 4822 East Palmetto Street; Public; Website: www.fmarion.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College (FT enrollment: 3,088; Location: 2715 W. Lucas Street; Public; Website: WWW.FDTC.EDU)
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center School of Medical Technology (Location: 555 East Cheves Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.peedeeahec.org)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Florence:

  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke (about 48 miles; Pembroke, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,818)
  • Coastal Carolina University (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 7,254)
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College (about 52 miles; Conway, SC; FT enrollment: 2,962)
  • Benedict College (about 73 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 2,942)
  • University of South Carolina-Columbia (about 74 miles; Columbia, SC; FT enrollment: 23,969)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 78 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • South Carolina State University (about 78 miles; Orangeburg, SC; FT enrollment: 3,851)

Public high school in Florence:

Private high schools in Florence:

  • FLORENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 692; Location: 2208 S IRBY ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE KING'S ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 1015 S EBENEZER RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE BYRNES SCHOOLS (Students: 269; Location: 1201 E ASHBY RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY SCHOOL (Students: 231; Location: 401 PAMPLICO HWY; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Florence:

Private elementary/middle schools in Florence:

  • ALL SAINTS EPISCOPAL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 1425 CHEROKEE RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 309; Location: 2536 W HOFFMEYER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MARANATHA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 2624 W PALMETTO ST; Grades: PK - 11)
  • HIGHLAND PARK KINDERGARTEN (Students: 121; Location: 1300 2ND LOOP RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF FLORENCE (Students: 119; Location: 510 W PALMETTO ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN (Students: 84; Location: 915 CHEROKEE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • EBENEZER BAPTIST WEEKDAY MINISTRY (Students: 80; Location: 524 S EBENEZER RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CENTER DAY SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 320 NATIONAL CEMETERY RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH PRESCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 124 W DARLINGTON ST; Grades: PK - KG)
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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)

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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

 
Florence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.6. This is about average.
City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.06353
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 11.3. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.3
U.S.:

10.6

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

FLORENCE CITY OF (Population served: 70000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2002, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-13-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2003 and MAR-2003, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2003), St Public Notif received (MAY-27-2003), St Compliance achieved (APR-23-2004)
  • One regular monitoring violation
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND (Population served: 824, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FOREST LAKE MHP (Population served: 78, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-24-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2004)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.6% for Black residents, 2.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 46.3% for other race residents, 13.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Florence, SC

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 mentally retarded
  • 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

Florence compared to South Carolina state average:

Florence, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.


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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

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

  • Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 1914 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 665-2575, Fax: (843) 661-0700
  • Super 8, 1832 1/2 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 661-7267, Fax: (843) 676-9338
  • Fairfield Inn-florence, 140 Dunbarton Dr, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 669-1666, Fax: (843) 669-0942
  • Red Roof Inn Florence, 2690 David Mcleod Blvd, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 678-9000
  • Ramada At Young's Plantation, 3311 Meadors Rd, Florence, SC 29502 , Phone: (843) 669-4171, Fax: (843) 669-4261
  • Heritage Place, 309 S Irby St, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 662-0461
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1826 W Lucas St, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 468-9994, Fax: (843) 468-9993
  • The Tree Top Inn, 3932 W Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29501 , Phone: (843) 662-7712
  • 25 other hotels and motels
All 33 fire-safe hotels and motels in Florence, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Florence travel time to work - commute


Florence mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Florence city (based on Florence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 43.75%
Here43.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.0%23.1%5.6%4.9%4.4%
Congregations20.7%17.8%12.7%1.9%4.2%
NameBaha'iNational Association of Free Will BaptistsChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.2%3.4%3.4%1.7%10.3%
Congregations0.5%14.1%6.6%1.4%20.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

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

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.1%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Florence County:

31.7%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.3%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 12$42,002$42,0020$0
Other Government Administration 15$56,417$45,1344$6,042
Judicial and Legal 6$19,001$38,0021$3,700
Police Protection - Officers 111$383,885$41,5010$0
Police - Other 11$26,566$28,98116$8,896
Firefighters 66$187,497$34,0900$0
Fire - Other 2$4,844$29,0641$1,280
Streets and Highways 28$64,474$27,6320$0
Solid Waste Management 23$49,961$26,0670$0
Sewerage 58$170,544$35,2850$0
Parks and Recreation 29$66,865$27,66829$10,302
Housing and Community Development(Local) 11$36,910$40,2650$0
Water Supply 56$141,634$30,3500$0
Other and Unallocable 8$21,141$31,7120$0
Totals for Government 436$1,271,741$35,00251$30,220

Florence government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $10,808,000 ($288.23)
    Police Protection: $7,748,000 ($206.62)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,774,000 ($100.65)
    General - Other: $3,254,000 ($86.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,285,000 ($60.94)
    Regular Highways: $1,685,000 ($44.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,394,000 ($37.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,101,000 ($29.36)
    Financial Administration: $657,000 ($17.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $589,000 ($15.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $518,000 ($13.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,314,000 ($88.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $172,000 ($4.59)
    General - Other: $107,000 ($2.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($2.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $30,000 ($0.80)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($0.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $14,795,000 ($394.55)

Florence government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,418,000 ($37.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $229,000 ($6.11)
    All Other: $165,000 ($4.40)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $719,000 ($19.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $689,000 ($18.37)
    General Revenue, NEC: $657,000 ($17.52)
    Interest Earnings: $446,000 ($11.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $22,507,000 ($600.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $867,000 ($23.12)
    General Local Government Support: $829,000 ($22.11)
  • Tax - Property: $7,814,000 ($208.38)
    Public Utility License: $6,218,000 ($165.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,709,000 ($45.58)
    Other License: $201,000 ($5.36)

Florence government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,550,000 ($1054.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,641,000 ($1003.81)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000,000 ($106.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,091,000 ($55.76)

Florence government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,489,000 ($39.71)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,075,000 ($242.01)

6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,297 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
South Carolina average:

8.00%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Florence County:

0.05%
South Carolina average:

0.15%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Darlington County, SC  1.21% ($26,172 average AGI)
from Williamsburg County, SC  0.33% ($20,360)
from Richland County, SC  0.23% ($55,827)


5.83% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,206 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
South Carolina average:

6.88%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Florence County:

0.04%
South Carolina average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Darlington County, SC  1.08% ($26,542 average AGI)
to Richland County, SC  0.38% ($39,234)
to Horry County, SC  0.35% ($51,126)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Florence fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 55 meters (180ft)
Total average daily traffic: 118,625
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,454

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Florence)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 448 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Florence, SC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 50 (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: 226 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Florence)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Florence)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 63 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 214
  • Hazardous Condition: 222
  • Service Call: 12
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Florence


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Florence, SC

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
Anderson11673.5 years
Businesses in Florence, SC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Marriott4
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets5
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's8
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's3Microtel1
Ashley Furniture1Motel 61
AutoZone1Motherhood Maternity1
BMW1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Baymont Inn1Nike16
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster2Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Burger King5Outback Steakhouse1
CVS5Papa John's Pizza1
Catherines1Payless2
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
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
Dunkin Donuts1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
Express1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx12Sam's Club1
Finish Line1Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Shoe Carnival1
Foot Locker1Sleep Inn1
GNC2Spencer Gifts1
GameStop3Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill5Starbucks1
Gymboree1Suburban1
H&R Block5Subway9
Hardee's3Super 81
Havertys Furniture1T-Mobile5
Hobby Lobby1T.J.Maxx1
Holiday Inn2Taco Bell1
Home Depot1Talbots1
Howard Johnson2Target1
IHOP1Toys"R"Us1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jimmy Jazz1True Value1
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul7
Journeys1UPS16
KFC3Vans3
Kincaid3Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Waffle House4
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens2
Lane Bryant1Walmart2
Lane Furniture3Wendy's5
LensCrafters1Wingate1
Little Caesars Pizza2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Florence, SC


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  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • #75 (29505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Scotch-Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #83 (29505) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of South African first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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