Florence, Kentucky

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Florence is a city in Boone County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 23,551 at the 2000 census, but estimated to be 28,381 in 2009.

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History

The Florence area was originally known as Crossroads, because of the convergence of several roads from Burlington and Union at Ridge Road (now U.S. 25). By 1821, the area was known as Maddentown, named for Thomas Madden, a Covington attorney who owned a farm on the Burlington Pike. When Madden moved away, the area became known as Connersville in 1828, for Jacob Conner, a settler who assumed responsibility for the growing town. The town was renamed Florence as another Connersville already existed in Harrison County.[1] It was incorporated on January 27, 1830 and grew quickly after the completion of the Covington-Lexington Turnpike in 1836.[2]

Geography

Florence is located at 38°59′36″N 84°38′33″W / 38.99333°N 84.6425°W / 38.99333; -84.6425 (38.993225, -84.642602).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.9 square miles (26 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 23,551 people, 9,640 households, and 6,073 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,385.6 per square mile (921.1 /km2). There were 10,322 housing units at an average density of 1,045.6 per square mile (403.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.44% White, 2.67% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.50% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.80% of the population.

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