Hernando Beach, Florida

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Hernando Beach, Florida
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
 • Total 4 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 3 ft (1 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,185
 • Density 546.3/sq mi (214.2/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 2,185 at the 2000 census.


Blue Pelican Marina, Hernando Beach's most accessible High & Dry Boat Storage with the easiest access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 1,767
2000 2,185 23.7%

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 HQ is on Shoal Line Blvd 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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-30.