Hernando, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hernando, Florida - Basic Facts

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The Hernando Census Designated Place had a population of 9,324 as of July 1, 2016. Hernando ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hernando is located at latitude 28.9545 and longitude -82.3935 in Citrus County. The formal boundaries for the Hernando Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.71 sq. miles and a water area of 3.83 sq. miles. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Hernando Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402580) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Hernando Census Designated Place is located within Inverness CCD of Citrus County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hernando population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hernando, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,324
Population in Households 9,300
Population in Familes 7,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 294
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 4,306
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 2,794
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,652 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,376 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 930 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,346 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $125,866
Average Home Value $175,141


Median Household Income $38,813
Average Household Income $53,075
Per Capita Income $24,733
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.31%
Households 0.54% 0.35%
Families 0.76% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hernando, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hernando to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 334 64th
Population Density1 # 792 14th
Diversity Index2 # 768 17th
Median Household Income # 640 30th
Per Capita Income # 466 49th

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