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Hernando, Florida - Basic Facts

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The Hernando Census Designated Place had a population of 9,463 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Hernando, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,463
Daytime Population: Workers 1,272
Daytime Population: Residents 6,302
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,574
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 9,438
Population in Familes 7,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 298
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $40,618
Average Household Income $55,832
Per Capita Income $25,785


Total Housing Units 5,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,397 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 934 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,351 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $132,375
Average Home Value $182,396


Total Households 4,331
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 2,813
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.73%
Households 0.54% 0.69%
Families 0.75% 0.62%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

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, 2017 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 # 332 64th
Population Density # 790 14th
Diversity Index # 769 16th
Median Household Income # 640 30th
Per Capita Income # 471 49th

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