Florence is a town in Rankin County, Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 4,141. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km), all land.
The United States Census Bureau, in 2010 showed a population of 4,141 a 72.8% growth over the 2000 Census. Florence has nearly doubled in size in all aspects. The current city limits have grown northward towards Richland, which is the same as Richland-Florence. Florence was the 12th fastest growing city in Mississippi in the 2010 Census. The city has grown both eastward and westward and will continue to expand towards the Pearl River, eventually stopping at the Pearl River, which separates Rankin County from Hinds County.
The racial makeup of the town was 85.3% White, 13.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 1,558 households out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals living alone and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the town, the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $39,400, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $35,030 versus $24,327 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,162. About 9.6% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
Florence Mississippi neighborhoods include: Almar Road Off Gunter, Butler Creek/Copper Ridge, Clearbranch, Cleary, Deer Valley to White Road, Eagle Wood, Eastover, Ella Lane – Mildred Cir, Florence, Old Pearson, Roxbury, Rt Brady Rd, Seventh Day Rd, Southern Oaks, Stonebrook, Thomasville Rd, Triangle Acres