Florence is located ninety eight km southeast of metropolitan town Phoenix, in the Pinal county of Arizona. The area covered by the town is 8.3 sq. mile (21.4 km2), all comprises of land area. The town comprises of 26,912 inhabitants of whom 64 percent are urban population and 36 percent lives in the rural area. Male proportion in the population is 71.1 percent and that of female is 28.9 percent. The median resident age is 42.9 years. 80 percent population is Caucasian, 6.50 percent is African American, 0.67 percent is Asian, 4.10 percent is American Indian, and 0.27 percent are native Hawaiian and 8.5 percent belongs to different races.55 percent of the population comprises of youth. English is spoken by 62 percent of the residents, Spanish is used by 32 percent people and 6 percent of the inhabitants used other languages for communication purposes. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 2.8. Christianity is the major religion practiced in the town.
The education system of the area is not satisfactory. There are few schools serving in the town. 57.2 percent residents completed high school education, 25.1 percent passed college exam, 7.9 percent completed their Bachelors degree, 3.7 percent attained Masters Degree and 1.5 percent passed Professional degree exam. Prominent educational institutions of the town are Summit school, Florence Virtual academy, Poston Butte High School, Florence High School, Florence Unified and Florence K-8 School. The situation is not good for the town in the field of education .Student to teacher ratio is 16:1.
The per Capita income in the town is $12549 that is 60 percent lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $45,114 and the median income occupied by owner is $49426. Female earning is higher than male in the town. Major industries in the town are health care and education industry, the construction industry, the manufacturing sector and services industry. Unemployment rate is 1.2 percent in the area that is quite lower than the national average. 12.5 percent of the inhabitants are living below poverty level that is 16 percent lower than the national poverty level. The median house price in the town is $103300 and average rent is $ 805. 72.7 percent of the residents are living in their own houses while 27.3 percent of the houses are occupied by the renters. The cost of living in the town is 14 percent lower than the national average.
The town also earns revenue due to its historical importance. There are 25 historical places in the town that are included in the national heritage list. Some of them are Pinal county Historical Society Museum, McFarland state Historic Park, County thunder and Casa Grande Ruin National Monument. These all places have a sound attraction for the tourists. There are two prisons in the town that have their unique importance because prisoners of World War II were kept there. The government paid special attention for the maintenance of the national heritage. The town administration try their best efforts to served the community.