Florence is located southeast of Phoenix, in the Pinal county of Arizona. The area covered by the town is 8.3 sq. miles. The town comprises of 26,912 inhabitants. Male percentage of the population is 71.1% and females are 28.9%. The median resident age is 42.9 years. 80% population is Caucasian, 6.50% is African American, 0.67% is Asian, 4.10 % is American Indian, and 0.27% are native Hawaiian and the remaining 8.5% belong to different races. English is spoken by 62% of the residents, Spanish is used by 32% and 6% of the residents speak other languages. Christianity is the major religion practiced in the town.
The education system of the area is not very satisfactory. Prominent educational institutions of the town are Summit school, Florence Virtual academy, Poston Butte High School, Florence High School, Florence Unified and Florence K-8 School. There are few schools serving in the town. 57.2% residents completed high school education, 25.1 % passed college exam, 7.9% completed their Bachelors degree, 3.7% attained a Masters Degree and 1.5% passed a Professional degree exam.
The per Capita income in the town is $12,549 that is 60% lower than the national Income per Capita. The median household income is $45,114. Major industries in the town are the health care and education industries, the construction industry, and the manufacturing and services industries. Unemployment rate is 1.2% in the area that is quite lower than the national average. The median house price in the town is $103,300 and average rent is $ 805. The cost of living in the town is 14% lower than the national average.
The town also earns revenue due to its historical importance. There are 25 historical places in the town that are included in the national heritage list. Some of them are the Pinal County Historical Society Museum, McFarland State Historic Park, County Thunder and Casa Grande Ruin National Monument. These places are a sound attraction for the tourists. There are two prisons in the town that have their unique importance because prisoners of World War II were kept there. The government paid special attention to the maintenance of the national heritage.