Hernando, Mississippi

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Hernando, Mississippi
City
Courthouse in Hernando
Courthouse in Hernando
Motto: "Mississippi's Front Porch"
Location of Hernando, Mississippi
Location of Hernando, Mississippi
Hernando, Mississippi is located in USA
Hernando, Mississippi
Hernando, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°49′51″N 89°59′37″W / 34.83083°N 89.99361°W / 34.83083; -89.99361Coordinates: 34°49′51″N 89°59′37″W / 34.83083°N 89.99361°W / 34.83083; -89.99361
Country United States
State Mississippi
County DeSoto
Established 1839
Government
 • Mayor Chip Johnson (R)[1][2]
Area
 • Total 25.8 sq mi (66.9 km2)
 • Land 25.7 sq mi (66.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 381 ft (116 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,090
 • Density 548/sq mi (211.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38632
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-31780
GNIS feature ID 0690292
Website www.cityofhernando.org

Hernando is a city in central DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 14,090 at the 2010 census,[3] up from 6,812 at the 2000 census. Hernando is the county seat of DeSoto County, the second-most-populous county in the Memphis metropolitan area.[4] U.S. Route 51 and the I-55 freeway traverse the city from north to south, and the I-69 freeway crosses the city from east to west. Hernando's historic downtown square, which surrounds the county courthouse, sits at the intersection of Commerce Street and U.S. 51.

History[edit]

Hernando is named for the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, discoverer of the Mississippi River.[5]

Geography[edit]

Hernando is in the center of DeSoto County, bordered to the north by the city of Southaven. Via Interstate 55 or US 51, it is 25 miles (40 km) north to the center of Memphis, Tennessee, and south 15 miles (24 km) to Senatobia. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Hernando has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.9 km2), of which 25.7 square miles (66.6 km2) is land, and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.39%, is water.[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hernando has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Education[edit]

Hernando is served by the DeSoto County School District.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 730
1880 583 −20.1%
1890 602 3.3%
1900 563 −6.5%
1910 600 6.6%
1920 796 32.7%
1930 938 17.8%
1940 1,072 14.3%
1950 1,206 12.5%
1960 1,898 57.4%
1970 2,499 31.7%
1980 2,969 18.8%
1990 3,125 5.3%
2000 6,812 118.0%
2010 14,090 106.8%
Est. 2014 15,290 [7] 8.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] 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.

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Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bailey, Henry (24 June 2012). "Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson stepping up to lead Mississippi Municipal Lead". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 3 February 2016. Position: Mayor of Hernando, elected 2005 as Republican 
  2. ^ "Mayor of Hernando". City of Hernando, MS. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hernando city, Mississippi". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Hernando, Mississippi
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Jerry Lee Lewis' Divorce Puts an End to Tours of Mississippi Home". Times-News. August 14, 2005. 

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