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Welcome to Florence ...

The town of Florence is located in Codington 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 360 people<3> (see below for details).

Florence is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Florence is within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Florence had an population of 360 people. This is a decrease of 3.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Florence had a population of 374 people. This makes Florence the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Florence represents 0.05% of the population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 190th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 374 people, the population of Florence increased 25.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 299 people).

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

Communities Also Named Florence ...

While we believe that this Florence is located in Codington County, we know of another 2 South Dakota communities named Florence. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hand and Pennington County.

Beyond South Dakota, 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, 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, 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.

  • Watertown [Codington County]
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    • Watertown [Codington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,174 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watertown<6>
  • Waubay [Day County]
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    • Waubay [Day County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2019: 560 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waubay<6>
  • Kampeska [Codington County]
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    • Kampeska [Codington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Florence
    • Estimated population in 2014: 331 people
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  • Rauville [Codington County]
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    • Rauville [Codington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Florence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rauville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 292 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Henry [Codington County]
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      • Henry [Codington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<6>
    • South Shore [Codington County]
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      • South Shore [Codington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Florence
      • Estimated population in 2019: 215 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Shore<6>
    • Grover [Codington County]
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      • Grover [Codington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 171 people
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    • Elrod [Clark County]
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      • Elrod [Clark County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elrod have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2014: 92 people
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    • Wallace [Codington County]
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      • Wallace [Codington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 87 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wallace<6>
    • Bradley [Clark County]
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      • Bradley [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Florence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<6>

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for South Dakota

About Codington County

About South Dakota

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 Codington County: www.codington.org/

The official website for State of South Dakota: sd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Codington, 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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, 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: 45.0555, Longitude: -97.3262       In this case, the coordinates for Florence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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