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Hernando, Florida - Basic Facts

The Hernando Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Citrus County at latitude 28.9545 and longitude -82.3935. Citrus County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The formal official name is the Hernando Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hernando, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Hernando indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Hernando Census Designated Place, FL Boundary Map


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Hernando, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 9,251
Population in Households 9,226
Population in Familes 7,150
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 292
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 4,264
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 2,767
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,533 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,366 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 898 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,269 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $91,182
Average Home Value $113,599


Median Household Income $35,954
Average Household Income $46,286
Per Capita Income $21,464
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.51% 0.26%
Households 0.56% 0.26%
Families 0.89% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 327 65th
Population Density1 # 791 14th
Diversity Index2 # 772 16th
Median Household Income # 696 24th
Per Capita Income # 536 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.