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Hernando County
2005-2007 US Census Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: From 2005-2007 there were 66,000 households in Hernando County. The average household size was 2.4 people.


Families made up 69 percent of the households in Hernando County. This figure includes both married-couple families (58 percent) and other families (11 percent). Nonfamily households made up 31 percent of all households in Hernando County. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Married-couple families
58%
Other families
11%
People living alone
25%
Other nonfamily households 5%
Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Six percent of the people living in Hernando County from 2005-2007 there were foreign born. Ninety-four percent was native, including 25 percent who were born in Florida.

Among people at least five years old living in Hernando County from 2005-2007, 11 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 62 percent spoke Spanish and 38 percent spoke some other language; 28 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: From 2005-2007, 83 percent of the people at least one year old living in Hernando County were living in the same residence one year earlier; 6 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 5 percent from another county in the same state, 5 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Same residence
83%
Different residence, same county
6%
Different county, same state
5%
Different state
5%
Abroad 1%
Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: From 2005-2007, 85 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 15 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. Fifteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in Hernando County was 33,000 from 2005-2007. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 3,100 and elementary or high school enrollment was 23,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 7,300.

The Educational Attainment of People in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Graduate or professional degree
5%
Bachelor's degree
10%
Associate's degree
7%
Some college, no degree
23%
High school diploma or equivalency
39%
Less than high school diploma
15%
Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In Hernando County, among people at least five years old from 2005-2007, 22 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 8 percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to 17 percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to 41 percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: From 2005-2007, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Hernando County were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19 percent, and Retail trade, 19 percent.

Employment by Industry in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining
1%
Construction
11%
Manufacturing
5%
Wholesale trade
2%
Retail trade
19%
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities
5%
Information
2%
Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing
7%
Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
10%
Educational services, health care, and social assistance
19%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation, and food services
11%
Other Services (except public administration)
5%
Public administration
4%
Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Sales and office occupations, 30 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 27 percent; Service occupations, 19 percent; Construction, extraction, maintenance and repair occupations, 13 percent; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 10 percent. Eighty-two percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-two percent of Hernando County workers drove to work alone from 2005-2007, 11 percent carpooled, less than 0.5 percent took public transportation, and 4 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 28.6 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in Hernando County was $41,991. Sixty-one percent of the households received earnings and 32 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Forty-seven percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $15,648. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: From 2005-2007, 11 percent of people were in poverty. Seventeen percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 7 percent of people 65 years old and over. Eight percent of all families and 29 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
People age 65 and over
7%
Related children under 18 years
17%
All families
8%
Female householder families
29%
Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF Hernando County: From 2005-2007, Hernando County had a total population of 163,000 - 85,000 (52 percent) females and 78,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 45.3 years. Nineteen percent of the population was under 18 years and 26 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
65 and over
26%
45 to 64
24%
25 to 44
23%
18 to 24
7%
Under 18
19%
Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 92 percent was White; 5 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 1 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. One percent reported Two or more races. Eight percent of the people in Hernando County was Hispanic. Eighty-five percent of the people in Hernando County was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hernando County had a total of 77,000 housing units, 14 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 77 percent was in single-unit structures, 4 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 19 percent was mobile homes. Forty-one percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Single-unit structures
77%
In multi-unit structures
4%
Mobile homes
19%
Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: From 2005-2007, Hernando County had 66,000 occupied housing units - 57,000 (86 percent) owner occupied and 9,400 (14 percent) renter occupied. Three percent of the households did not have telephone service and 4 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Multi Vehicle households were not rare. Thirty-nine percent had two vehicles and another 15 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,136, nonmortgaged owners $347, and renters $784. Forty-four percent of owners with mortgages, 15 percent of owners without mortgages, and 40 percent of renters in Hernando County spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Hernando County, Florida in 2005-2007
Owners with mortgage
44%
Owners without mortgage
15%
Renters
40%
Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing


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Social Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.42

(X)

2.60

+/-0.04

Average family size

2.86

(X)

3.19

+/-0.06

Population 25 years and over

119,558

+/-317

High school graduate or higher

(X)

84.5

84.0%

(X)

Bachelor's degree or higher

(X)

15.0

27.0%

(X)

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

23,313

17.7

10.4%

+/-1,083

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

34,249

22.4

15.1%

+/-1,953

Foreign born

10,433

6.4

12.5%

+/-1,201

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

40,269

62.0

52.6%

+/-1,129

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

40,933

56.4

48.5%

+/-1,276

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

16,379

10.6

19.5%

+/-1,512

Household population

160,217

+/-154

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

66,231

49.0

64.7%

+/-1,377

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

28.6

(X)

25.1

+/-1.2

Median household income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

41,991

(X)

50,007

+/-1,569

Median family income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

49,403

(X)

60,374

+/-1,800

Per capita income (in 2007 inflation-adjusted dollars)

22,422

(X)

26,178

+/-799

Families below poverty level

(X)

7.5

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

10.9

13.3%

(X)

Housing Characteristics

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

76,898

+/-79

Occupied housing units

66,252

86.2

88.4%

+/-1,048

Owner-occupied housing units

56,852

85.8

67.3%

+/-1,193

Renter-occupied housing units

9,400

14.2

32.7%

+/-976

Vacant housing units

10,646

13.8

11.6%

+/-1,039

Owner-occupied homes

56,852

+/-1,193

Median value (dollars)

164,700

(X)

181,800

+/-3,225

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,136

(X)

1,427

+/-31

Not mortgaged (dollars)

347

(X)

402

+/-10

Demographic Estimates

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

162,975

*****

Male

77,592

47.6

49.2%

+/-335

Female

85,383

52.4

50.8%

+/-335

Median age (years)

45.3

(X)

36.4

+/-0.2

Under 5 years

8,072

5.0

6.9%

+/-107

18 years and over

131,728

80.8

75.3%

+/-98

65 years and over

42,730

26.2

12.5%

+/-271

One race

160,665

98.6

97.9%

+/-531

White

148,392

91.1

74.1%

+/-814

Black or African American

7,936

4.9

12.4%

+/-720

American Indian and Alaska Native

548

0.3

0.8%

+/-186

Asian

1,325

0.8

4.3%

+/-256

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

105

0.1

0.1%

+/-175

Some other race

2,359

1.4

6.2%

+/-689

Two or more races

2,310

1.4

2.1%

+/-531

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

13,411

8.2

14.7%

*****



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2007 American Community Survey

Explanation of Symbols:
'***' - The median falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution. A statistical test is not appropriate.
'*****' - The estimate is controlled. A statistical test for sampling variability is not appropriate.
'N' - Data for this geographic area cannot be displayed because the number of sample cases is too small.
'(X)' - The value is not applicable or not available.
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