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Florence
Pinal County, Arizona

ZipCodes
85232

Motto
Cowboy Cradle of the Southwest
Where Opportunities are as wide open as the Western Range



Page Contents for Florence, Arizona

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Arizona state capital is Phoenix.
The population of Florence is approximately 17,009 (2006), 25536 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,143 (1990), 3330 (2010).
The amount of land area in Florence is 14.981 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Florence is 8.29 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Florence to Washington DC is 2044 miles.
The distance to the Arizona state capital is 54 miles. (as the crow flies)
Florence is positioned 33.03 degrees north of the equator and 111.37 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Florence elevation is 1,490 feet above sea level.
Florence median income is $ 41,800 (2005).
The Florence median home price is $ 122,800 (2005).
Florence average annual rainfall is 9.96 inches per year

Location

At the junction of the 89 and the 60 58 miles east of Phoenix and 36 miles east of Mesa. Other nearby communities include Coolidge, Blackwater, Queen Valley, North Pinal, Queen Creek, Gold Camp, Eloy and Sacaton.
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Climate


temperate with sunshine averaging over 300 days per year. The humidity is low most of the year, so even with high temperatures in the summer, it is a dry heat. Winters tend to be mild most of the time.
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History & History Related Items

Colonel Levi Ruggles, an Indian agent, staked and platted the town in 1866. Sources cite different origins for the town's name, but all agree it was someone's sister or daughter. It began as an old Western mining town. By the 1920's, the area had become the agricultural center of the county.

Florence is the fifth oldest settlement in the state of Arizona. There are many old homes and buildings still standing and being used in the city. Florence is listed on the National Register of the Historical Society. It is the county seat of Pinal County.

Here is a history page for Florence.
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The founding of Florence

1866

The incorporation of Florence

1908


Attractions

Since 1932, Florence has been the home of the world's oldest Junior Rodeo in the United States. It is held every Thanksgiving weekend

Pinal Pioneer Parkway, a portion of U.S. 79 south of Florence, contains a unique natural garden. Virtually all species of Arizona desert flora are displayed and identified along the main route and easily accessible by side roads. The Tom Mix Monument, commemorating where the popular movie cowboy died in 1940 when his Cord automobile crashed, is located on the parkway.
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Florence City Government

City of Florence
291 N. Bailey Street
P.O. Box 929
Florence, AZ 85232
Phone: (520) 868-9433 or 520-868-7500
Toll-free: 1-800-437-9433
Email

The Town of Florence is governed by a mayor, six council members and a town manager.

Florence Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
291 N. Bailey Street
Box 929
Florence, AZ 85232

Florence Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
291 N. Bailey Street
Box 929
Florence, AZ 85232

Florence Schools

Florence Unified School District
225 S. Orlando St.
Florence, Arizona, 85232
District Office: (520) 866-3500 or 480 888-7551 Florence

Miscellany

The population of Florence was:
1990 - 7,510
2000 - 17,054
2006 - 17,009
Median age:
2000 - 35.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 36,372
2005 - $ 41,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 88,000
2005 - $ 122,800


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