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Florence is a city in Lane County, in the Eugene-Springfield metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for A.B. Florence, state senator. Another says it was named for a ship wrecked near the mouth of the river.
The latitude of Florence is 43.982N. The longitude is -124.098W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,583.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Florence demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eugene-Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97439 ZIP code.
18% of Florence residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Florence ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Florence was $18,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Florence residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Florence, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Libraries in Florence include Mapleton Branch Library, Siuslaw Public Library District ... View libraries
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLFO.
Lane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Florence political report.
The average commute time for Florence workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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