Florence 72 Excellent
Florence Livability #86 ranked city in Arizona#9,918 ranked city in the USARanks better than 66% of areas

Livability Awards

B- Florence Amenities Some amenities close to this location
B Florence Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Arizona
8911% less expensive than the US average
1011% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Florence cost of living
A+ Florence Crime Total crime is 87% lower than Arizona
Total crime
35585% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 28285% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Florence crime
D Florence Employment Household income is 5% lower than Arizona
Median household income
$48,91912% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,10453% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%52% lower than the US average
Florence employment
C+ Florence Housing Home value is 37% lower than Arizona
Median home value
$112,10039% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$78218% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Florence real estate or Florence rentals
F Florence Schools HS graduation rate is 25% lower than Arizona
High school grad. rates
62%25% lower than the US average
School test scores
n/a100% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:12% lower than the US average
Florence K-12 schools
B- Florence User Ratings There are a total of 21 ratings in Florence
Overall user rating
69% 21 total ratings
User reviews rating
60% 5 total reviews
User surveys rating
76% 16 total surveys
all Florence poll results

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      Living in Florence, AZ

      Florence, Arizona is a mid-sized city with a population of 26,221 inhabitants. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (84% White). Given that fact, Florence could be considered less diverse than other cities. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Florence are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 29% of the population also speak Spanish. 83% of the people in Florence (over the age of 15) are married and 78% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Florence, Arizona could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the time to do the research required. Finding the best places to live in Florence and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and other important metrics.

      Using data and statistics Florence has received a livability score of 74/100. This score is ranked in the 78th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Florence has received high marks for amenities (B-), crime (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B-). Florence does not score well for the following: education (F) and employment (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Florence has a violent crime rate of 74 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Florence is real estate affordability. The median home price for Florence homes is $112,100, which is 36.6% lower than the Arizona average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Florence, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 34.3% lower than the Arizona average.

      Florence transportation information

      Average one way commute23min25min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%76.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.7%10.9%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%2.0%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk7.1%2.0%2.8%
      Working from home5.7%5.7%4.6%

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