Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale county, is 41 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 107 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. There are 36,264 residents in the city.
In Florence, about 48% of adults are married. In Florence, more so than in most cities, people can be found in one-person households.
Women are better represented than men in the city. There are a lot of senior citizens in Florence.
In 2000, Florence had a median family income of $40,577. It's worth noting that college degrees are common in Florence.
Florence folks tended to give their money ($19,535) to George W. Bush in the 2004 Presidential race. More campaign money flowed to the Democratic party than to competing parties.
As of 2000, the share of housing units in Florence that were owner-occupied was 59%. As a whole, property taxes tend toward the pricey side in the city, but this often equates to better schools and government services.
In Florence, 95% of commuters drive to work. It you are in Florence, expect to drive to most places you want to go. There's not much public transportation here. One of the nice things about the city is its reasonable commuting times.
Florence strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):
|Affordability of Property Taxes |
|Affordability of Rents |
|Short Commute Times |
|College Educated Adults |
|Walking and Biking to Work |
|Well-Paid Single Women |
Counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Strong support groups and sober friends are very helpful for recovering Alcoholics after rehab. Alcoholics Anonymous provides meetings that recovering alcoholics can attend to help stay focused on their sobriety. You can find AA meetings at the following locations in Florence: