Florence 67 Average
Florence Livability #173 ranked city in Alabama#15,184 ranked city in the USARanks better than 48% of areas
A+ Florence Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Florence Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Alabama
8416% less expensive than the US average
8812% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Florence cost of living
F Florence Crime Total crime is 81% higher than Alabama
Total crime
4,681100% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 22100% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is similar
Florence crime
D Florence Employment Household income is 17% lower than Alabama
Median household income
$37,05833% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,18522% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%13% lower than the US average
Florence employment
F Florence Housing Home value is 2% lower than Alabama
Median home value
$126,00032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$58239% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%12% lower than the US average
Florence real estate or Florence rentals
D- Florence Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Alabama
High school grad. rates
80%4% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:16% lower than the US average
Florence K-12 schools
C+ Florence User Ratings There are a total of 20 ratings in Florence
Overall user rating
68% 20 total ratings
User reviews rating
63% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
70% 17 total surveys
all Florence poll results

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      Living in Florence, AL

      Located in the state of Alabama, Florence is a medium-sized city with a population of 39,938 people. The majority of Florence residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Florence is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 19 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Florence, Alabama. To help you find the best places to live in and around Florence, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like cost of living, education, employment, housing and more.

      Florence, AL receives 69/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #125 in Alabama and #12,100 in the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Florence scores well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B-). Unfortunately for Florence, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), education (D-), employment (D) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Florence on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Frank Lloyd Wright's Rosenbaum House, University of North Alabama, and W. C. Handy Birthplace, Museum & Library.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Florence is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Florence come in at $126,000, which is 1.9% lower than the Alabama average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Florence, the home price to income ratio is 3.4, which is 17.2% higher than the Alabama average.

      Florence transportation information

      Average one way commute19min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work85.7%85.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.2%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.3%0.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.7%0.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.1%1.1%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%2.9%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Florence, AL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).