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Florence, Arizona

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Welcome to Florence ...

The town of Florence is located in Pinal County<1> and is the County Seat for Pinal County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Florence has a population of 27,362 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Florence.

Florence is 1,490 feet [454 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Florence lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

The area code for Florence: (520)

The ZIP codes for Florence: 85232, 85279<4>

Websites for Florence ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 27,362 people. This is an increase of 7.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 25,536 people (which is 6.8% of the total population of Pinal County). This makes Florence the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Florence represents 0.4% of the total population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,536 people, the population of Florence increased 49.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,054 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 Alabama, 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.

  • Coolidge [Pinal County]
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    • Coolidge [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,769 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge<6>
  • Valley Farms [Pinal County]
  • Cactus Forest [Pinal County]
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    • Cactus Forest [Pinal County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Florence
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  • Randolph [Pinal County]
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    • Randolph [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Florence
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Blackwater [Pinal County]
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      • Blackwater [Pinal County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwater have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • La Palma [Pinal County]
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      • La Palma [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Florence
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    • Eleven Mile Corner [Pinal County]
    • Gold Camp [Pinal County]
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      • Gold Camp [Pinal County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Queen Valley [Pinal County]
    • Smelter Town [Pinal County]
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      • Smelter Town [Pinal County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 15 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.

Adding Florence to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Florence in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Florence was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Florence on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Florence on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Pinal, 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>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 town (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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Florence) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, 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 FlorenceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0314, Longitude: -111.3875    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






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