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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Hernando County is located in Florida with a population of 179,144. In Hernando County, most residents own their homes. In Hernando County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Hernando County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Hernando County are above average.
Population
179,144

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Hernando County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    546.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    360.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,330.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Hernando County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,324
National
$55,322

Hernando County Reviews

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Overall, my experience with Hernando County has involved a vast amount of exciting and intriguingly confusing events. To begin, the people in the county are generally nice, but there are a few times where that is not the case. Here in Hernando, the negativity is polarized. In better terms, polarized negativity means that if someone is negative, it's not just a little; that person is extremely negative. The people in the county also do stand for their beliefs, which is a factor that I admire about my county.However, I feel as if the public schooling could use a few reforms as it can sometimes seem to have an outdated structure for the growing technological community.
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There is much to do here, lots of shopping and restaurants - stores are always busy. We have a beach, and a lot of lakes and rivers and great places for low risk but stunning hikes. We have historical landmarks dating back to the 1800's but also have new and up and coming places. Markets on the weekends are extremely popular here.
Hernando is a nice smaller town that is growing fast. We are on the gulf of mexico with a couple fresh water rivers. For the most part, as with our country, it's a great place to live.