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Welcome to Florence ...

The city of Florence is located in Boone County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Florence has a population of 33,026 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Florence is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Florence lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Florence lies within the (859) area code.

The ZIP codes for Florence: 41022, 41042<4>

Websites for Florence ...

Official Website: www.cityofflorenceky.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 33,026 people. This is an increase of 10.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 29,951 people (which is 25.21% of the total population of Boone County). This makes Florence the county's most populous community.

The population of Florence represents 0.69% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,951 people, the population of Florence increased 27.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,551 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 two Kentucky communities named Florence: This one is located in Boone County and the other is located in McCracken County.

Beyond Kentucky, there are 63 communities that are also named Florence - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), 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.

  • Cincinnati [Hamilton County]
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    • Cincinnati [Hamilton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 304,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cincinnati
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cincinnati<6>
  • Covington [Kenton County]
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    • Covington [Kenton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,314 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<6>
  • Norwood [Hamilton County]
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    • Norwood [Hamilton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,696 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<6>
  • Fort Thomas [Campbell County]
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    • Fort Thomas [Campbell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,261 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Thomas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Thomas<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Campbell County]
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      • Newport [Campbell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<6>
    • Harrison [Hamilton County]
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      • Harrison [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,199 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrison have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrison<6>
    • Reading [Hamilton County]
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      • Reading [Hamilton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<6>
    • Alexandria [Campbell County]
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      • Alexandria [Campbell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,807 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<6>
    • Madeira [Hamilton County]
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      • Madeira [Hamilton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madeira have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madeira
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madeira<6>
    • North College Hill [Hamilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North College Hill
      • North College Hill [Hamilton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Florence
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North College Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North College Hill

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 4 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).

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

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About Boone County

About Kentucky

The official website for Florence: www.cityofflorenceky.com/

The official website for Boone County: www.boonecountyky.org/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Boone, 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 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).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Florence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 38.9988, Longitude: -84.6266    
<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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