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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Hernando is a suburb of Memphis with a population of 15,807. Hernando is in DeSoto County and is one of the best places to live in Mississippi. Living in Hernando offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Hernando and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hernando are highly rated.
About Hernando...
Population
15,807

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Hernando Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    582.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,589.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Hernando

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,754
National
$55,322

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Hernando Reviews

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Hernando is a small, close-knit community. It is a nice, quiet place perfect for raising family and making new friends. Lots of residents commute to Memphis, TN and surrounding cities for work. The school systems here are dedicated to providing quality learning for students K-12. There are tons of restaurants, banks, and churches. Some community events scheduled on the regular include the farmer's market on Saturday mornings and 5k races held for various benefits.
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My town is very quiet and peaceful. Everyone seems to have respect for one another. My daughter enjoys riding her bike in the drive way without us having to worry too much about her well-being. The schools are nice here too. The town is still pretty small, but we have the basic necessities and some pretty cute small town boutiques and restaurants.
Hernando is a great place to live. I grew up here all my life went to elementary, middle, and high school in Hernando and loved every moment of it. The town is great and constantly growing. There is a wide range of people who live here and it is close to Southaven or Memphis so you can have fun, but still stay safe.