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Florence-Muscle Shoals Metro Area
Profile: Small city Location: Extreme northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River Elevation: 540 Time zone: Central Standard Time
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Florence is the center of the shoals area of the Tennessee Valley and is adjacent to the more well-known and colorfully named town of Muscle Shoals. The area is business friendly, and located here are several manufacturing industries, including aluminum, rubber, and steel, but the job base has declined from its strongest years. The Cost of living Index is low and home prices are attractive. Crime rates are low for the region.
Downtown Florence is typically Southern, attractive, and full of historic interest. The entertainment scene is diverse and is bolstered by its blues roots, brought to life by the W. C. Handy Blues Festival and several recording studios in Muscle Shoals; there is considerable cultural interest here for those who like traditional Southern culture with a mildly funky flair.
The town straddles the Tennessee River in a broad river valley, with low hills to the north and south. The climate is a mix of humid subtropical and continental types, with four seasons; long, warm humid summers; and mild but variable winters.
Interesting Facts about Florence (zip 35633), Alabama
As of 2014, Florence (zip 35633)'s population is 20,329 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 5.38 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Florence (zip 35633) is $114,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.30 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Florence (zip 35633)'s cost of living is 14.00% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Florence (zip 35633) public schools spend $9,378 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Florence (zip 35633).--------------------
The unemployment rate in Florence (zip 35633) is 5.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Florence (zip 35633) jobs have Decreased by 0.44 percent.
Ranked #12 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
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Ranked #269 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
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