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Hernando County Profile

County Seat: Brooksville
Nearest MSA: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater
Largest Cities: 1 Brooksville
2 Weeki Wachee
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ............................... 173
Orlando ............................... 67
Tampa ............................... 42
Jacksonville ............................... 130
Miami ............................... 237
Atlanta ............................... 379
Chicago ............................... 967
Dallas ............................... 902
New York ............................... 967
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 352
Hernando
1980: 44,469
1990: 101,115
2007: 169,070
2015(p): 187,800
2030(p): 237,600
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 70 48
July: 90 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation .................. 53
Average Annual Rain Days .................. 107
(2006)
In-Migration 13,893
Out-Migration 7,714
Net-Migration 6,179
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 62,818
Labor Force % of County Population 37.2
Number in County Unemployed 3,556
Unemployment Rate 5.7%
N/D = No Data Hernando Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 59,262 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining 0.5% 1.2%
Construction 7.8% 8.0%
Manufacturing 2.4% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 16.9% 20.8%
Information 0.4% 2.1%
Financial Activities 2.6% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 4.7% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 10.8% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 8.9% 11.4%
Other Services 2.1% 3.1%
Public administration 4.7% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $28,990
Construction $28,560
Education & Health Services $37,680
Financial Activities $36,204
Information $44,082
Leisure & Hospitality $12,706
Manufacturing $39,081
Natural Resources & Mining $33,058
Other Services $18,932
Professional & Business Services $27,848
Public administration $39,875
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $26,968
Unclassified $23,113
Hernando Florida
2004 $25,565 $32,618
2005 $26,376 $34,798
2006 $27,478 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Business Line: Distribution Center
Number of Employees...... 1,600

Oak Hill Hospital
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees......... 850

Spring Hill & Brooksville Regional Hospitals
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees......... 763

Sparton Electronics
Business Line: Manufacturer
Number of Employees......... 325

SunTrust Bank
Business Line: Banking
Number of Employees......... 308

Florida Crushed Stone
Business Line: Mining
Number of Employees......... 300

Evergreen Woods, Inc.
Business Line: Residential Care
Number of Employees......... 160

Gale Insulation
Business Line:
Number of Employees.......... 160

Accuform Signs, Inc.
Business Line: Manufacturer
Number of Employees........ 149

Commercial Carrier Corporation
Business Line: Transportation
Number of Employees........ 145

Federal Interstates I-75
Federal Highways US-19; US-41; US-98
State Highways SR-50; Suncoast Parkway
Railroads CSX Transportation
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Tampa International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 11002
General Aviation Airports Hernando County Airport

Local Deep Water Port Port of Tampa
Miles to Closest Port 43
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 6.3431
Schools 8.0650
Special 0.3866
Total 14.7947

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.50
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone EZ-2701
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Progress Energy
  • Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • TECO/People Gas

  • Telephone Companies:
  • BellSouth

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Hernando County Utilities
  • Florida Water Services


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 400
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 0

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 300
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 20

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enroll-ments
    Elementary: 10 709 10,519
    Secondary: 9 638 12,321
    Totals: 19 1,347 22,840

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • St. Leo University
  • University of South Florida

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Central Florida Community College
  • Pasco Hernando Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Nature Coast Technical School
  • Withlacoochee Technical Institute

  • Other Schools:
  • none listed

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 91.58
    Food 102.52
    Housing 83.56
    Medical Care 95.32
    Personal Goods and Services 94.50
    Transportation 97.56
    Medical Services:
  • Brooksville Regional Hospital
  • Oak Hill Hospital
  • Spring Hill Regional Hospital

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf/Tennis
  • Hiking/Bicycling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Swimming

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Brooksville Train
  • Hernando Historic Museum
  • Manor House - 1844
  • Southern Dawn Historic Tours
  • Weekie Wachee Springs

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Band Shell Bash
  • Brooksville Raid Festival
  • Hernando County Art, Craft & Music Festival
  • Hernando County Fair
  • Hernando County Ham Radio Festival
  • Sunshine State Race
  • Sunshine State Race/Walk Horse Show
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