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About Florence, Kentucky
Florence's population of 31,888 is composed mostly of Caucasian residents, according to 2014 U.S. census estimates. The median age of residents is about 36, and 26.6% of residents have at least a bachelor's degree, which is just slightly higher than the state rate of 21.8%, according to 2010-2014 census data.
Located in Boone County, it is within easy driving distance of Cincinnati, Ohio, and right next to three major U.S. interstates. The city has a nature park with walking trails and six additional parks in the area. An aquatic center, golf course and skate park are all available, along with an extensive trail system.
Florence has three postsecondary, public, private for-profit and private not-for-profit institutions in its city limits, and an additional 44 can be found within 25 miles of the city, including several in Cincinnati. Gateway Community and Technical College is the only public school in the city. It has certificate and associate's degree programs for nearly 4,600 students, which was the enrollment in Fall 2014.
Thomas More College is located five miles from Florence, in Crestview Hills. A 4-year private school, it has undergraduate programs in several fields of study and master's degrees in education and business. Thomas More College is ranked the 53rd best regional university in the South, according to 2016 rankings from U.S. News & World Report.
Northern Kentucky University, one of the state's public universities, is just ten miles away in Highland Heights, KY. It is ranked 80th among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, as of 2016. About 15,100 students attend this school.
Economy and Industry Info
Florence is one of the fastest growing cities in Kentucky, and its economy is diversified. Nearly 70% of the jobs in the city fall into five different industry sectors: manufacturing, transportation, retail trade, accommodation and food service and healthcare. Some of the area's largest employers include Boone County Schools, the IRS, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Delta Air Lines and Kroger.