Hernando County FL Information


Hernando County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 179,713
Population in Households 177,885
Population in Familes 144,081
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,828
Population Density1 380
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 73,843
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 50,388
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 56,580 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,263 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 14,320 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $130,677
Average Home Value $163,885


Median Household Income $42,000
Average Household Income $55,978
Per Capita Income $23,332
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.63% 0.72%
Households 0.46% 0.62%
Families 0.35% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
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 County FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hernando County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents 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 # 27 61st
Population Density1 # 18 75th
Diversity Index2 # 52 24th
Median Household Income # 38 45th
Per Capita Income # 38 45th

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