Hernando County, Florida Population 2021

Hernando County, Florida's estimated population is 200,596 with a growth rate of 1.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hernando County, Florida is the 28th largest county in Florida. The 2010 Population was 172,969 and has seen a growth of 15.97% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021200,5963,3381.69%
2020197,2583,3381.72%
2019193,9203,3381.75%
2018190,5823,8782.08%
2017186,7044,2452.33%
2016182,4594,5592.56%
2015177,9002,6021.48%
2014175,2981,6590.96%
2013173,6399210.53%
2012172,718-129-0.07%
2011172,847-122-0.07%
2010172,96971,85471.06%
1990101,11556,646127.38%
198044,46927,465161.52%
197017,0045,79951.75%
196011,2054,51267.41%
19506,6931,05218.65%
19405,64169314.01%
19304,9484008.80%
19204,548-449-8.99%
19104,9971,35937.36%
19003,6381,16246.93%
18902,476-1,772-41.71%
18804,2481,31044.59%
18702,9381,738144.83%
18601,20027429.59%
18509260.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.69%
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State
Founded
February 24, 1843
County Seat
2010 Population
172,969
Growth Since 2010
15.97%
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Hernando County, Florida Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White165,22788.68%
Black or African American9,9465.34%
Two or More Races4,9612.66%
Some Other Race3,2411.74%
Asian2,2831.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native6080.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander470.03%
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Hernando County, Florida Population by Race

Hernando County, Florida Population Pyramid $2021

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Hernando County, Florida Median Age

49


Total

47.5


Male

50.1


Female

Hernando County, Florida Adults

There are 151,898 adults, (51,205 of whom are seniors) in Hernando County, Florida.

Hernando County, Florida Age Dependency

85

Age Dependency Ratio

50.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Hernando County, Florida Sex Ratio

Female

96,859

51.99%

Male

89,454

48.01%

Hernando County, Florida Population by Age

Hernando County, Florida Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hernando County, Florida Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
All78.1%21.9%
Non Family74%26%
Male62.8%37.2%
Female59.7%40.3%

78.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hernando County, Florida Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All75,3482.4478.1
Married38,4012.9186.3
Non Family24,3971.2474
Female8,7523.3659.7
Male3,7983.3862.8

2.92

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Hernando County, Florida Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0563.63%
9th to 12th Grade11,8448.49%
High School Graduate49,11335.22%
Some College33,74124.20%
Associates Degree13,97010.02%
Bachelors Degree17,03412.22%
Graduate Degree8,6826.23%
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Hernando County, Florida Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hernando County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White113,356101,05320,874
Hispanic16,14213,1792,765
Black6,5985,6191,075
2+ Races2,1011,783550
Asian1,7641,421610
Other Race1,6351,371218
Native American46429223
Islander474729

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.70%.

Hernando County, Florida Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,943$37,944$29,050
Less Than 9th Grade$21,606$27,836$14,972
High School Graduate$30,083$35,785$25,206
Some College$31,847$39,780$27,218
Bachelors Degree$42,701$47,848$40,201
Graduate Degree$55,299$64,038$50,709

$32,943

Average Earnings

$37,944

Average Male

$29,050

Average Female

Hernando County, Florida Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hernando County, Florida Language by Age

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Hernando County, Florida Language

88.80% of Hernando County, Florida residents speak only English, while 11.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.04% of the population.

Hernando County, Florida Language

Hernando County, Florida Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White142,53517,58912.34%
Hispanic24,9414,75619.07%
Black9,6232,16122.46%
Multiple4,93589518.14%
Other3,22955417.16%
Asian2,2782199.61%
Native59020234.24%

14.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.18%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hernando County, Florida

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hernando County, Florida is Native, with 34.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hernando County, Florida is Asian, with 9.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.97%.

Hernando County, Florida Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.26%
High School13.75%
Some College11.33%
Bachelors or Greater6.18%

Hernando County, Florida Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.66%
Male Unemployed27.51%
Female Employed7.50%
Male Employed5.71%

Hernando County, Florida Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hernando County, Florida Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,812$62,158
Families$57,170$71,186
Married Families$64,343$79,101
Non Families$28,015$39,467
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Income by Household Type

Hernando County, Florida Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Hernando County, Florida Married by Age and Sex

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Hernando County, Florida Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hernando County, Florida Marital Status by Race

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Hernando County, Florida Marital Status

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19,016

Number of Veterans

17,622

Male Veterans

1,394

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam7,936
First Gulf War2,468
Second Gulf War2,433
Korea2,106
World War II950

Hernando County, Florida Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+6,346
65 to 745,556
55 to 642,979
35 to 542,911
18 to 341,224

Hernando County, Florida Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White17,83613.00%
Hispanic1,0035.39%
Black6037.95%
2+ Races34412.24%
Native American12524.85%
Other Race603.14%
Asian482.70%

Hernando County, Florida Veterans by Race

Hernando County, Florida Veterans by Education

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8.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hernando County, Florida Veterans by Education

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47.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Hernando County, Florida Employment by Age

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Hernando County, Florida Employment by Race

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Hernando County, Florida Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.69%

Born in Hernando County, Florida

93.19%

Native Born

6.81%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

4.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.19% of Hernando County, Florida residents were born in the United States, with 29.69% having been born in Florida. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hernando County, Florida Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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