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1.62% growth
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Median Household Income
12.9% growth
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Number of Employees
6.61% growth
Median Property Value
1.17% growth

About the photo: The Memphis Arches, the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River at sunset, looking west toward Arkansas.


The economy of Hernando, MS employs 7,212 people. The economy of Hernando, MS is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Wholesale trade; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 2.5; 2.02; and 1.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Hernando, MS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,004), Educational Services (752), and Transportation & Warehousing (749), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($74,402), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,114), and Finance & Insurance ($52,702).

Median household income in Hernando, MS is $66,486. Males in Hernando, MS have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,868. The income inequality of Hernando, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.431 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Hernando, MS. In DeSoto County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 33 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,482. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Hernando, MS is from the county of DeSoto County, MS.

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Hernando, MS is home to a population of 15,227 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Hernando, MS is composed of 12,616 White residents (82.9%), 1,746 Black residents (11.5%), 520 Hispanic residents (3.41%), 182 Two+ residents (1.2%), and 91 Asian residents (0.6%). The most common foreign languages in Hernando, MS are Spanish (212 speakers), Russian (42 speakers), and Laotian (30 speakers), but compared to other places, Hernando, MS has a relative high number of Laotian (30 speakers), Russian (42 speakers), and German (30 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS awarded 747 degrees. The student population of DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS is skewed towards females, with 274 male students and 473 female students. Most students in DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS are Black or African American (462 and 61.8%), followed by White (258 and 34.5%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 1.61%), and Two or more races (8 and 1.07%). The largest universities in DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS by number of graduates are Delta Technical College (540 and 72.3%), Concorde Career College-Southaven (207 and 27.7%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS are Medical Assistant (246 and 32.9%), Dental Assisting (130 and 17.4%), and HVAC Maintenance (96 and 12.9%). The median tuition costs in DeSoto County--Southaven City PUMA, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Hernando, MS is $173,300, which is 0.85 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $171,300 to $173,300, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Hernando, MS is 79.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Hernando, MS have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hernando, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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