Florence is a town in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the town population was 4,141. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), all land.
The United States Census Bureau, in 2010 showed a population of 4,141 a 72.8% growth over the 2000 Census. Florence has nearly doubled in size in all aspects. The current city limits have grown northward towards Richland, which is the same as Richland-Florence. Florence was the 12th fastest growing city in Mississippi in the 2010 Census. The city has grown both eastward and westward and will continue to expand towards the Pearl River, eventually stopping at the Pearl River, which separates Rankin County from Hinds County.
The racial makeup of the town was 85.3% White, 13.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.
There were 1,558 households, out of which 42.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families.