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

The community of Florence is the Seat for Florence County.

Florence County was founded in 1882. Florence was created by taking area from Marinette and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Florence had a population of 4,554 people. This is a decrease of 10.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 5,088 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Florence represented 0.09% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 71st most populous county (out of 72 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20104,423-13.07%-2.88% since 2009
20094,554-10.5%-1.43% since 2008
20084,620-9.2%-2.41% since 2007
20005,088The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Florence County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Florence County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Florence   2,0622,31911.08% decrease  
Aurora   1,0571,18610.88% decrease  
Commonwealth   36841912.17% decrease  
Homestead   33637811.11% decrease  
Fence   20723110.39% decrease  

Websites for Florence County

Official Website:   www.florencewisconsin.com/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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