Hernando County, FL

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2020 Population
190,700
2.35% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
48.8
0.408% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
1.92% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$50,280
3.01% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$158,400
11.2% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
72,547
5.28% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Hernando County, FL had a population of 191k people with a median age of 48.8 and a median household income of $50,280. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hernando County, FL grew from 186,313 to 190,700, a 2.35% increase and its median household income grew from $48,812 to $50,280, a 3.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hernando County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.7%), White (Hispanic) (9.92%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.14%).

None of the households in Hernando County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Hernando County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hernando County, FL are ATA Career Education (143 degrees awarded in 2021) and Suncoast Technical Education Center (28 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Hernando County, FL was $158,400, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%.

Most people in Hernando County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hernando County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Hernando County, FL borders Citrus County, FL, Pasco County, FL, and Sumter County, FL.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Hernando County, FL is home to a population of 191k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.3% of Hernando County, FL residents were born outside of the country (13.9k people).

In 2020, there were 7.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Hernando County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k White (Hispanic) and 9.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
98%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Hernando County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hernando County, FL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hernando County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    146k ± 386
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18.9k ± 845
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.14k ± 505
14.1%
Hispanic Population
27k people

In 2020, there were 7.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Hernando County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.9k White (Hispanic) and 9.14k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.1% of the people in Hernando County, FL are hispanic (27k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hernando County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people
6.83%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people

As of 2020, 7.3% of Hernando County, FL residents (13.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hernando County, FL was 6.83%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,514 ± 550
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,888 ± 527
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,979 ± 313

Hernando County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Hernando County, FL employs 72.5k people. The largest industries in Hernando County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,716 people), Retail Trade (10,048 people), and Construction (6,680 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,208), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,375), and Finance & Insurance ($51,323).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

72.5k
2020 Value
± 2,276
5.28%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hernando County, FL grew at a rate of 5.28%, from 68.9k employees to 72.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hernando County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,342 people), and Management Occupations (5,957 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hernando County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

72.5k
2020 Value
± 2,276
5.28%
1 Year growth
± 4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hernando County, FL grew at a rate of 5.28%, from 68.9k employees to 72.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hernando County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,716 people), Retail Trade (10,048 people), and Construction (6,680 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hernando County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Hernando County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,596
Median earning men ± $1,343
$27,336
Median earning women ± $1,498

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($57,361), Information ($51,357), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,541).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,409), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,586), and Public Administration ($36,570).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Florida. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,752
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 796
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 761
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $934k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $323k
    Manufacturing
  3. $252k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $93.7B
  2. $57.8B
  3. $56.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $93.7B, followed by Electronics ($57.8B) and Pharmaceuticals ($56.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$640B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
121% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $640B. This is expected to increase 121% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $22.9B
  2. $17.8B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $22.9B, followed by Texas with $17.8B and California and $14.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hernando County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 64.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.63%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Hernando County, FL awarded 171 degrees. The student population of Hernando County, FL in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 112 male students and 424 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hernando County, FL are White (83 and 48.5%), followed by Black or African American (40 and 23.4%), Hispanic or Latino (27 and 15.8%), and Unknown (16 and 9.36%).

The largest universities in Hernando County, FL by number of degrees awarded are ATA Career Education (143 and 83.6%) and Suncoast Technical Education Center (28 and 16.4%).

The most popular majors in Hernando County, FL are Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants (63 and 36.8%), Registered Nursing (29 and 17%), and Medical Assistant (19 and 11.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 536 students enrolled in Hernando County, FL, 20.9% men and 79.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 232 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 63 degree-majors awarded
  2. 18 degree-majors awarded
  3. 15 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hernando County, FL was Other Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, & Nursing Assistants with 63 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hernando County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 143 degrees awarded
  2. 28 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was ATA Career Education with 143 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 35 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hernando County, FL, which is 0.257 times less than the 136 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 83 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 40 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($12,780) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($3,084) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Hernando County, FL was $158,400 in 2020, which is 0.689 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $142,500 to $158,400, a 11.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Hernando County, FL is 79.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Hernando County, FL have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hernando County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hernando County, FL is $50,280. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hernando County, FL was Census Tract 409.11 with a value of $75,846, followed by Census Tract 403.02 and Census Tract 409.08, with respective values of $70,486 and $66,640.

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hernando County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.08%.

Property

$158,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,560
$60,806
Median Property Taxes
±$1,845

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hernando County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hernando County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
Homeownership
2020
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 79.3% of the housing units in Hernando County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 409.11
  2. Census Tract 403.02
  3. Census Tract 409.08

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hernando County, FL was Census Tract 409.11 with a value of $75,846, followed by Census Tract 403.02 and Census Tract 409.08, with respective values of $70,486 and $66,640.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hernando County, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,280
Median Household Income
± $1,196
76.7k
Number of Households
± 2,132

In 2020, the median household income of the 76.7k households in Hernando County, FL grew to $50,280 from the previous year's value of $48,812.

The following chart displays the households in Hernando County, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hernando County, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.51%)

In 2020, 78.9% of workers in Hernando County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.43%) and those who worked at home (8.51%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hernando County, FL have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.58% of the workforce in Hernando County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hernando County, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hernando County, FL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Hernando County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.08%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hernando County, FL (27k out of 188k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hernando County, FL is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.1% of the children was living in poverty in Hernando County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 258 in Hernando County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 90.1 per 100,000 population.

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87.5% of the population of Hernando County, FL has health coverage, with 30.7% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 20.4% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 2.81% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Hernando County, FL see 1829 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1928 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2761 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1142 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,829 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hernando County, FL

Primary care physicians in Hernando County, FL see an average of 1,829 patients per year. This represents a 5.13% decrease from the previous year (1,928 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hernando County, FL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 16% between 18 and 34 years, 36.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
30.7%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
20.4%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
2.81%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hernando County, FL grew by 2.54% from 12.2% to 12.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.5 in Hernando County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.1% in Hernando County, FL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.6% in Hernando County, FL.

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