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Welcome to Florence ...

The city of Florence is located in Lauderdale County<1> and is the County Seat for Lauderdale County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Florence has a population of 40,797 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

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

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

Websites for Florence ...

Official Website: www.florenceal.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 40,797 people. This is an increase of 3.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 39,319 people (which is 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 (with a count of 36,264 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Florence ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Florence.

  • Town Creek [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
    • Town Creek [Lawrence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,039 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Town Creek<8>
  • Cherokee [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Colbert County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cherokee<8>
  • Littleville [Colbert County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleville
    • Littleville [Colbert County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littleville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleville
  • Killen [Lauderdale County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen [Lauderdale County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 955 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County]
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      • Saint Joseph [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 829 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<8>
    • Leighton [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leighton
      • Leighton [Colbert County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leighton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leighton<8>
    • Iron City [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron City
      • Iron City [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron City
    • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bainbridge
      • Bainbridge [Lauderdale County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bainbridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muscle Shoals
      • Muscle Shoals [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muscle Shoals have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muscle Shoals
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muscle Shoals<8>
    • Tuscumbia [Colbert County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscumbia
      • Tuscumbia [Colbert County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscumbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuscumbia<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Florence. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Florence.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Florence.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Florence. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Florence.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Lauderdale, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Florence.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Florence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 34.7987, Longitude: -87.6767    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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