Hernando Beach, Florida

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Hernando Beach, Florida
Census-designated place
Aerial view
Aerial view
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°29′11″N 82°39′28″W / 28.48639°N 82.65778°W / 28.48639; -82.65778Coordinates: 28°29′11″N 82°39′28″W / 28.48639°N 82.65778°W / 28.48639; -82.65778
Country United States
State Florida
County Hernando
Area
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,299
 • Density 654/sq mi (252.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34607
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-29437[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867152[2]

Hernando Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,299 at the 2010 census.[3]

In popular media[edit]

  • Hernando Beach was mentioned in Season 2, Episode 4 of the Starz series "Magic City".

Geography[edit]

The community is in southwestern Hernando County, along the Gulf of Mexico. Shoal Line Boulevard forms the eastern edge of the CDP, and the community extends from Osowaw Boulevard in the south to Minnow Creek in the north. The southern end of the CDP is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of U.S. Route 19 at Timber Pines; the northern end is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southwest of the community of Weeki Wachee Gardens and 7 miles (11 km) west of U.S. Route 19 at Weeki Wachee Springs.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hernando Beach CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km2), of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) are land and 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), or 13.38%, are water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Blue Pelican Marina
Historical population
Census Pop.
19901,767
20002,18523.7%
20102,2995.2%
source:[4][3]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,185 people, 975 households, and 727 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 558.1 people per square mile (215.8/km²). There were 1,182 housing units at an average density of 301.9/sq mi (116.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.71% White, 0.23% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.56% of the population.

There were 975 households out of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.9% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 13.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 38.8% from 45 to 64, and 26.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 53 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,014, and the median income for a family was $49,605. Males had a median income of $47,093 versus $21,630 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,856. About 4.2% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.

Law enforcement[edit]

The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is in charge of law enforcement in Hernando Beach. Their Marine Unit Station headquarters is on Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach. There is also the Crime Watch in Hernando Beach, supervised by the County Sheriff's office. The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary has their Hernando County Unit, Division 15, Flotilla 8, on Shoal Line as well. Flotilla 8 is in charge of all auxiliary maritime functions for Hernando County, as well as public outreach.

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