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Welcome to Florence ...

The city of Florence is located in Lauderdale County and is the County Seat for Lauderdale County.

The location of Florence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Florence has a population of 39,852 people<2> (see below for details).

Florence was established in 1818.

The community of Florence is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Florence lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Florence: (256) and (938)<4>

The ZIP codes for Florence: 35630-35634<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 39,319 people (or 42.41% of the total population of Lauderdale County). This makes Florence the county's most populous community.

The population of Florence represents 0.82% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,319 people, the population of Florence increased 8.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 36,264 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 39,852 people. This is an increase of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.89% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Florence.

Communities near Florence ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Florence and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Cherokee   [Map]   1,005   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Killen   [Map]   972   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Leighton   [Map]   708   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lexington   [Map]   717   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Littleville   [Map]   988   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Muscle Shoals   [Map]   14,022   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Florence.

Communities Also Named Florence ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 63 communities that are also named Florence - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, South Dakota (3), Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Florence.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Florence. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Florence. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Florence. Our list includes 38 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Florence:

Websites for Florence ...

Official Website: www.florenceal.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Florence ...

Looking for more information about Florence? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Florence, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Florence.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lauderdale County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Florence: www.florenceal.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/


Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Florence.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Florence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Florence). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Florence or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Florence includes: 35630, 35631, 35632, 35633 & 35634.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Florence) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Florence. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Florence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8302, Longitude: -87.6653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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