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Hernando County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 175,855 (81% urban, 19% rural); it was 130,802 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,836
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,938
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 47,954
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,971 (it was 7,471 in 2000)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%

Land area: 478 sq. mi.

Water area: 110.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 368 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hernando County: 94.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Hernando County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 84,003  (47.8%)
Females: 91,852  (52.2%)
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Hernando County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hernando County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,193 ($32,572 in 1999)

This county:

$39193
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $720 (lower quartile is $580, upper quartile is $849)
This county:

$720
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,100 (it was $79,700 in 2000)
Hernando:

$105,100
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,500 - $159,600

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $146,004
Here:

$146,004
State:

$243,181

Townhouses or other attached units: $109,965
Here:

$109,965
State:

$161,350

In 2-unit structures: $73,457
Here:

$73,457
State:

$161,056

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,334
Here:

$80,334
State:

$143,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,726
Here:

$165,726
State:

$215,295

Mobile homes: $65,327
Here:

$65,327
State:

$58,568

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $49,690
Here:

$49,690
State:

$50,225
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,049
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $339

Institutionalized population: 1,530

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 66
  • Robberies: 52
  • Assaults: 523
  • Burglaries: 1154
  • Thefts: 2917
  • Auto thefts: 301

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 81
  • Robberies: 57
  • Assaults: 661
  • Burglaries: 1178
  • Thefts: 2658
  • Auto thefts: 229
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Health of residents in Hernando County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
71.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
55.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
99.6% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
58.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 160 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1150 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2001: 1336 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2002: 1779 buildings, average cost: $124,300
  • 2003: 2272 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 2004: 2762 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2005: 4374 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2006: 2862 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2007: 910 buildings, average cost: $213,000
  • 2008: 383 buildings, average cost: $165,200
  • 2009: 194 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2010: 182 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2011: 135 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2012: 168 buildings, average cost: $154,800
  • 2013: 249 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2014: 336 buildings, average cost: $165,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,196 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $924 (0.9%)

Hernando County household income distribution in 2009 Hernando County home values distribution Hernando County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.0% for Black residents, 22.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.4% for American Indian residents, 34.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.1% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
Hernando County:

14.5%
Florida:

17.0%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.9% for Black residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 41.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.5% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 49 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hernando County is $649 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $785 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $995 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spring Hill, Brooksville, Timber Pines, North Weeki Wachee, Ridge Manor, Brookridge, Hernando Beach, North Brooksville, Hill 'n Dale, South Brooksville.

Hernando County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
34601Brooksville1661010
34602Brooksville9225050
34606Spring Hill195----
34607Spring Hill50----
34608Spring Hill200----
34609Spring Hill230----
34613Brooksville40----
34614Brooksville10----

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Neighboring counties: Calhoun County, Texas , Dimmit County, Texas , Frio County, Texas , Victoria County, Texas , Zavala County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,490
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,942 (68% naturalized citizens)

Hernando County:

5.3%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 561
  • 1990 to 1994: 614
  • 1985 to 1989: 423
  • 1980 to 1984: 531
  • 1975 to 1979: 343
  • 1970 to 1974: 450
  • 1970 to 1974: 584
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,436

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.7%

Hernando County marital status for males Hernando County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 44,370
  • One, attached: 1,958
  • Two: 697
  • 3 or 4: 584
  • 5 to 9: 546
  • 10 to 19: 297
  • 20 or more: 545
  • Mobile homes: 13,404
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 326

Housing units in Hernando County with a mortgage: 21,380 (2,027 second mortgage, 2,351 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,377

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hernando County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,20579
Catholic17,0687
Mainline Protestant6,48219
Other2,7749
Black Protestant2933
Orthodox2353
None125,721-
Hernando County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Hernando County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

0.83 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Hernando County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 92
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hernando County:

11.1%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Hernando County:

25.4%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.7%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Hernando County:

Average size of farms: 106 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,183
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $673.51
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.82%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,031
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 18.59%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,371
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.76%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 13.13%
Vegetables: 144 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 1,143 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hernando County-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 299.3 miles away from Hernando County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 339.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 333.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 370.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 308.4 miles away from Hernando County center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 473.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 2003 to August 22, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1481): July 29, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1481, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • FloridaWithlacootchee District Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 19, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Georges, Incident Period: September 25, 1998 to October 2, 1998, Emergency Declared (EM-3131): September 25, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3131, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaFlorida Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: May 25, 1998 to July 22, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1223): June 18, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1223, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaTornadoes, Incident Period: December 25, 1997 to April 24, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1195): January 6, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1195, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hernando County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (15%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hernando County (%):

  • German (16%)
  • Italian (13%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Hernando County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,198 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 5,804 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 37 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 142 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0%)
  • Walked: 350 (1%)
  • Other means: 338 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,232 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Hernando County, Florida in 2000:

  • 744 people in nursing homes
  • 447 people in state prisons
  • 336 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 324 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 140 people in other group homes
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 47 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 15 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Hernando County, Florida in 2010:

  • 520 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 492 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 424 people in state prisons
  • 216 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 48 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 22 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,768.

7.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,961 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($137 average AGI)
Hernando County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.11%

4.48% relocated from other counties in Florida ($17,752 average AGI)
3.29% relocated from other states ($16,073 average AGI)
Hernando County:

3.29%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pasco County, FL  1.62% ($30,591 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.85% ($32,732)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.47% ($32,817)
from Citrus County, FL  0.30% ($31,315)
from Sumter County, FL  0.12% ($31,901)
from Suffolk County, NY  0.11% ($55,636)
from Polk County, FL  0.10% ($26,533)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($264 average AGI)
Hernando County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.12%

4.58% relocated to other counties in Florida ($18,759 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($12,063 average AGI)
Hernando County:

2.72%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pasco County, FL  1.38% ($30,011 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.93% ($28,220)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.42% ($34,233)
to Citrus County, FL  0.25% ($30,213)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.17% ($27,524)
to Orange County, FL  0.13% ($23,354)
to Broward County, FL  0.12% ($28,573)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Births per 1000 population in Hernando County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Hernando County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hernando County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hernando County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hernando County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 45,935 (39,128 aged, 6,807 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,626 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Hernando County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (3236)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3053)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2181)
  • Senility (1656)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1638)
  • Unspecified dementia (1609)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1187)
  • Ischaemic cardiomyopathy (964)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (917)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (770)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14874.64
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 252.710
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37513.47

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 948.810
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1405.850
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.94

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 45.45

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8.21

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 32.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.7
  • Other - 7.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 175.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 97.6
  • Poisoning - 40.4
  • Suffocation - 31.6
  • Other - 5.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 170,950
  • In family households: 143,406 (35,310 male householders, 14,003 female householders)
    37,991 spouses, 41,803 children (37,890 natural, 1,206 adopted, 2,707 stepchildren), 4,073 grandchildren, 1,267 brothers or sisters, 1,699 parents, 1,660 other relatives, 4,322 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 27,544 (9,710 male householders (7,345 living alone)), 12,722 female householders (10,890 living alone)), 5,112 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,828 (1,530 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 26,535 2-persons, 9,841 3-persons, 7,299 4-persons, 3,517 5-persons, 1,340 6-persons, 781 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,235 1-person, 3,613 2-persons, 371 3-persons, 136 4-persons, 53 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

15,864 married couples with children.
5,892 single-parent households (1,413 men, 4,479 women).

90.7% of residents of Hernando County speak English at home.
4.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,094,871,000 ($7281 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $40,668,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $670,509,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $338,652,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $780,000
Federal grants: $57,120,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,230,000 ($2,334,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,579,000 ($604,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $747,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $99,655,000
Federal Government insurance: $529,994,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,476
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,525
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +466
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +32,533
Here:

+205 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hernando County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 20.27 millions of gallons per day (100% from ground, 0% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 894
  • 2000 to 2004: 21,395
  • 1990 to 1999: 13,771
  • 1980 to 1989: 27,861
  • 1970 to 1979: 13,243
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,594
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,931
  • 1940 to 1949: 660
  • 1939 or earlier: 833
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hernando County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 471
  • 3 rooms: 1,531
  • 4 rooms: 6,996
  • 5 rooms: 15,222
  • 6 rooms: 12,383
  • 7 rooms: 7,278
  • 8 rooms: 2,639
  • 9+ rooms: 1,417
  • 1 room: 208
  • 2 rooms: 531
  • 3 rooms: 931
  • 4 rooms: 2,188
  • 5 rooms: 1,937
  • 6 rooms: 1,212
  • 7 rooms: 292
  • 8 rooms: 80
  • 9+ rooms: 92
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hernando County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 115
  • 1 bedroom: 1,144
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,663
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,212
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,411
  • 5+ bedrooms: 409
  • no bedroom: 231
  • 1 bedroom: 1,070
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,852
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,052
  • 4 bedrooms: 260
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Hernando County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,804
  • 1 vehicle: 22,131
  • 2 vehicles: 17,963
  • 3 vehicles: 4,496
  • 4 vehicles: 1,151
  • 5+ vehicles: 409
  • no vehicle: 980
  • 1 vehicle: 3,722
  • 2 vehicles: 2,346
  • 3 vehicles: 328
  • 4 vehicles: 36
  • 5+ vehicles: 59

55% of Hernando County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Florida.

Hernando County:

55.4%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 29601
  • Northeast: 49953
  • Midwest: 25067
  • South: 14259
  • West: 2237

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $71,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hernando County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (92.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Utility gas (2.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (86.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Utility gas (4.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,328
Here:

11.1%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 470
Here:

8.2%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 596
Here:

19.5%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hernando County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $8,771,000
    General - Other: $7,603,000
    Water Utilities: $5,147,000
    Air Transportation: $1,632,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $21,763,000
    Local Fire Protection: $17,931,000
    Financial Administration: $14,162,000
    Regular Highways: $12,412,000
    General - Other: $10,364,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,628,000
    Sewerage: $8,430,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,083,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,546,000
    Water Utilities: $4,742,000
    Health - Other: $4,545,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,457,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $4,294,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,283,000
    Libraries: $2,123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,388,000
    Housing and Community Development: $995,000
    Air Transportation: $590,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,500,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $2,289,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,839,000
    Regular Highways: $371,000
    Local Fire Protection: $239,000
    Police Protection: $234,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $55,818,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $2,226,000

Hernando County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $18,566,000
    Sewerage: $9,768,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,866,000
    Air Transportation: $1,046,000
    Regular Highways: $493,000
    Parks and Recreation: $373,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,060,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $17,060,000
    Interest Earnings: $10,691,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,693,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,129,000
    Sale of Property: $143,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,653,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $19,806,000
    Highways: $5,354,000
    All Other: $1,643,000
  • Tax - Property: $58,086,000
    Other License: $16,119,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $6,731,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,245,000
    Other Selective Sales: $366,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $162,000

Hernando County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $206,426,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $196,581,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $125,149,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $118,053,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,845,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,572,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $476,000

Hernando County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,950,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $96,729,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $206,720,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,835
  • Number of aged recipients: 260
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,575
  • Number of recipients under 18: 587
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,755
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 493
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,042
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,259
Hernando County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hernando County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 25 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED748$113,999663$106,5631,481$137,58486$40,7440$0334$116,449134$73,507
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$109,00063$112,095228$148,19723$44,9570$029$136,79326$79,385
APPLICATIONS DENIED201$120,055226$95,7701,181$149,243150$43,2200$0158$117,582136$59,096
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN99$116,141100$107,250575$145,78326$93,8081$8,583,00045$93,13364$86,344
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$111,10729$120,724161$157,3858$53,8750$015$175,6004$94,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$139,37512$138,0008$182,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$205,79011$213,00039$220,359
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$137,7276$150,0003$101,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$133,6675$192,6000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$100,7503$200,0001$68,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hernando County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,16476.0 years
William94976.8 years
Robert92074.5 years
Mary77580.4 years
James75573.2 years
Joseph65477.0 years
Charles58677.1 years
George52277.4 years
Dorothy44380.0 years
Helen40482.6 years
Most common last names in Hernando County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29075.9 years
Johnson19978.1 years
Miller13977.8 years
Williams13174.8 years
Davis12877.0 years
Brown11974.6 years
Jones11475.0 years
Martin10579.6 years
White9977.9 years
Anderson9678.9 years
Businesses in Hernando County, FL
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4Long John Silver's1
AT&T3Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Marshalls1
Advance Auto Parts6McDonald's10
Applebee's3Microtel1
Arby's2New Balance2
AutoZone4Nike2
Baskin-Robbins4Office Depot2
Bath & Body Works1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Outback1
Best Western1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster3Panera Bread2
Burger King3Papa John's Pizza1
CVS5Payless2
Catherines1Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A1Pizza Hut3
Circle K3Popeyes1
Cold Stone Creamery1Publix Super Markets8
Cracker Barrel2Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack3
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys2Rue211
Domino's Pizza2Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts9Sears1
FedEx25Sephora1
Ford2Sprint Nextel1
GNC4Staples1
GameStop2Starbucks3
Goodwill5Steak 'n Shake1
H&R Block6T-Mobile6
Hardee's2Taco Bell3
Hilton2Target2
Holiday Inn3Tire Kingdom1
Home Depot1True Value2
IHOP1U-Haul15
JCPenney1UPS28
Jones New York1Verizon Wireless1
KFC2Waffle House1
Kohl's1Walgreens7
Lane Furniture1Walmart3
Little Caesars Pizza3YMCA1

Hernando County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"