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Florence, South Dakota - Basic Facts

The Town of Florence had a population of 377 as of July 1, 2015. Florence ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Florence is located at latitude 45.0548 and longitude -97.3263 in Codington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Florence (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Codington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,768 feet.

The Town of Florence (GNIS ID: 1267392) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Florence population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Florence, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 377
Population in Households 377
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 544
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (78.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $99,375
Average Home Value $159,252


Median Household Income $58,425
Average Household Income $80,075
Per Capita Income $30,774
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.42%
Households 0.52% 0.53%
Families 2.65% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Florence, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Florence to the other 390 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 173 56th
Population Density1 # 180 54th
Diversity Index2 # 332 15th
Median Household Income # 57 86th
Per Capita Income # 50 87th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Dakota Census Data Comparison Tool.