The primary economic hub of northwestern Alabama and the county seat of Lauderdale County, Florence is the largest and principal city of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as “The Shoals” ( Muscle Shoals,Sheffield, and Tuscumbia metropolitan areas in Colbert and Lauderdale counties).
Located on Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake, Florence has a total area of 25.0 square miles, of which 24.9 square miles is land, and 0.1 square miles is water. Florence covers the following zip codes: 35630,35631, 35632, 35633 and 35634 (see zip code boundary map).
From the houses on the bluffs overlooking the Tennessee River to the beautiful and historic homes in the city’s downtown area, life in Florence is full of beauty.
Florence has a humid subtropical climate and gets 54 inches of rain per year and 4 inches of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 122. On average, there are 199 sunny days per year in Florence with July highs around 92 degrees and January lows around 30 degrees.
As of 2014, the population is 39,288. with 1,511 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 37.7 45.82% of people in Florence are married and 12.79% are divorced. The average household size is 2.17 people. 23.23% of people are married with children and 20.94% have children and single.
The unemployment rate in Florence is 5.80%, with job growth of -0.44%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.30%. Florence sales tax is 8.50% and income tax is 5.00%. The income per capita is $22,206, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $34,113.
OakleyNAPA, an independently operated dealer of NAPA, heavy duty and small engine equipment, parts and supplies in Florence, Alabama, has much to offer agricultural and heavy duty machinery and industrial customers.
For more information about equipment, parts, or services available, please call (256) 764-9899 today!
Estimated households by household income:
- Income Less Than 15K 24.88% 12.61%
- Income between 15K and 20K 8.76% 5.33%
- Income between 20K and 30K 12.02% 10.57%
- Income between 30K and 40K 11.27% 9.90%
- Income between 40K and 50K 7.41% 8.95%
- Income between 50K and 60K 6.49% 8.08%
- Income between 60K and 75K 9.08% 10.09%
- Income between 75K and 100K 8.96% 12.25%
- Income between 100K and 150K 7.21% 12.82%
- Income between 150K and 200K 1.99% 4.78%
- Income greater than 200K 1.92%
Florence is served by Florence City Schools (K-12 public school system). Schools in Florence include: Florence High School, Florence Middle School, Hibbett Middle School, Forest Hills Elementary School, Harlan Elementary School and Weeden Elementary School.
Area Hospitals & Medical Centers
Davita Renaissance, Florence Dialysis, Amedisy’s home Health of Florence, Eliza Coffee Memorial hospital, Florence hospital, Good Samaritan Hospice, Hospice of Tennessee Valleu, Inc, hospice of the Shoals, Wiregrass Hospice, El Reposo Nursing Faciltiy, El Repos Sanitarium, Florence Nursing and Rehab Center, Glenwood Healthcare,Inc., and Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Entertainment & Things to Do
The average one-way commute in Florence takes 17 minutes. 84% of commuters drive their own car alone, 11% carpool with others, 0% take mass transit and 3% work from home.
Florence is served by the Northwest Alabama Regional Airport in Muscle Shoals. The airport is mostly used for general aviation and daily flights to Atlanta are also available. Huntsville International Airport, offering service to eleven domestic destinations, is about a one hour drive from Florence, in Lauderdale County.
Local industry is also served by the Tennessee Southern Railroad, which runs from Florence to Columbia, Tennessee, and the Port of Florence on Pickwick Lake.
OAKLEYNAPA Auto Parts, EQUIPMENT, LAWN & GARDEN – Florence, Alabama
OakleyNAPA is an independently operated dealer of NAPA, heavy duty and small engine equipment, parts and supplies.
We are also a dealer of Stihl chainsaws and their line of handheld power equipment, Gravely lawnmowers and other yard equipment, Cub Cadet lawnmowers, Ariens mowers and Bennche Side by Side utility task vehicles.
In addition to NAPA’s standard automotive parts, we have much to offer agricultural, heavy duty and industrial customers. We carry products from independent companies, like Trux Accessories‘ lighting and chrome parts for trucks, PAI Industries’catalog and Mahindra tractor parts. OakleyNAPA also makes Gates hoses and Martin Senour paint, making us a one-stop shop for your needs.
We have several trained mechanics on staff to work on any problems you may encounter, from warranty issues to routine maintenance, and carry parts for most yard equipment, including tillers, mowers and chainsaws.
Please give us a call at 256-764-9899, come by and see us at 4990 Highway 157, Florence, Alabama, or fill out our online contact form. Be sure to check out directions to our store. You can also follow us on Facebook. All of us at OakelyNAPA look forward to serving you!