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Welcome to Florence ...

The town of Florence is located in Rankin County<1>.

The location of Florence has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Florence has a population of 4,494 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Florence is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Florence: (601) and (769)<5>

Websites for Florence ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Florence, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 4,494 people. This is an increase of 8.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 87.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 4,141 people. This makes Florence the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Florence represents 0.14% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,141 people, the population of Florence increased 72.83% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,396 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, 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, 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.

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
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    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<7>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<7>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
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    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Brandon [Rankin County]
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    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
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      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
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      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<7>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<7>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
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      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
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      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<7>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
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      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<7>

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. 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 Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Florence. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Rankin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Florence.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Florence - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<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, 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 Florence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Florence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1561, Longitude: -90.1236       In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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