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|— City —|
|Motto: "Mississippi's Front Porch"|
|• Total||11.4 sq mi (29.4 km2)|
|• Land||11.3 sq mi (29.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|Elevation||381 ft (116 m)|
|• Density||1,251.0/sq mi (482.97/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0690292|
Hernando is a city in central DeSoto County, Mississippi. The population was 6,812 at the 2000 census. The 2006 census estimate reflects a population of 10,580. Hernando is the county seat of DeSoto County, the second-most-populous county in the Memphis metropolitan area. U.S. Route 51 and the I-55 freeway traverse the entire city from north to south. Hernando's historic downtown square, which surrounds the county courthouse, sits at the intersection of Commerce St. and US-51.
Hernando is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.4 square miles (30 km2), of which 11.3 sq mi (29 km2) is land, and 0.1 sq mi (0.26 km2) (0.62%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,812 people, 2,482 households, and 1,809 families residing in the city. The population density was 603.0 people per square mile (232.8/km²). There were 2,720 housing units at an average density of 240.8 per square mile (92.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.35% White, 21.48% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.04% of the population.
There were 2,482 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,217, and the median income for a family was $51,155. Males had a median income of $39,706 versus $25,685 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,731. About 6.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
Notable residents 
- Frank Stokes, blues musician
- Robert Wilkins, blues musician
- Garfield Akers, blues musician
- Jim Jackson, blues musician
- Matt Harris, electronic-rock musician
- Garrison Starr, singer/songwriter
- George "Wild Child" Butler, blues musician
- Marshall Grant, Johnny Cash's former bass player
- Kevin Dockery, cornerback for the Saint Louis Rams
- Jerry Lee Lewis, rock n roll singer
- Paul Burlison, Father of the fuzz guitar sound rock a billy Rock n Roll Trio
- George "Mojo" Buford, blues musician
- Michael "Bull of The Woods" Loyd, Waterfowl hunter
- Marty Baker, former boxer and football player
The City of Hernando is served by the DeSoto County School District.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Hernando, Mississippi|
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- CityOfHernando.org - Official City Website
- Desoto County Museum, DeSoto County Museum in Hernando
- Desoto County Information, DeSoto County Information