Homosassa Springs, Florida

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Homosassa Springs, Florida
Northbound US 19-98 as it enters Homosassa Springs
Northbound US 19-98 as it enters Homosassa Springs
Location in Citrus County and the state of Florida
Location in Citrus County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°48′26″N 82°33′0″W / 28.80722°N 82.55000°W / 28.80722; -82.55000Coordinates: 28°48′26″N 82°33′0″W / 28.80722°N 82.55000°W / 28.80722; -82.55000
Country United States
State Florida
County Citrus
 • Total25.15 sq mi (65.14 km2)
 • Land25.14 sq mi (65.10 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
7 ft (2 m)
 • Total13,791
 • Density549/sq mi (211.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-32400[1]
GNIS feature ID0284223[2]

Homosassa Springs is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Citrus County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,791 at the 2010 census.[3] Homosassa Springs is the principal city of the Homosassa Springs, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area.[4]

The name derives from the warm spring located in Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park that attracts manatees to the area.


Scene on the Homosassa River - Homosassa Springs, Florida, 1925

Homosassa Springs is located in southern Citrus County at 28°48′26″N 82°33′0″W / 28.80722°N 82.55000°W / 28.80722; -82.55000 (28.807216, -82.550012).[5] The CDP is to the east of U.S. Routes 19 and 98 (Suncoast Boulevard); the CDP of Homosassa is located to the west of the highway, as is Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Homosassa Springs is bordered to the northwest by the city of Crystal River, to the east by Lecanto, and to the south by Sugarmill Woods.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 25.1 square miles (65.1 km2), of which 0.02 square mile (0.04 km2), or 0.06%, is covered by water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.

As of the census of 2000,[1] 12,458 people, 5,201 households, and 3,604 families resided in the CDP. The population density was 482.1 people per square mile (186.1/km2). The 6,041 housing units averaged 233.8/mi2 (90.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.65% White, 0.90% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.09% of the population.

Of the 5,201 households, 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were not families. About 23.9% of households were one person, and 11.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.80.

The age distribution was 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% 65 or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median household income was $28,035 and for a family was $31,550. Males had a median income of $25,771 versus $18,232 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,200. About 12.0% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Homosassa Springs is served by Citrus County School District.[7] Residents are divided between Homosassa Elementary, Lecanto Elementary, and Rock Crusher Elementary.[8] Residents are divided between Crystal River Middle School and Lecanto Middle School.[9] Residents are divided between Crystal River High School and Lecanto High School.[10]

The Homosassa Public Library of Citrus Libraries is located in Homosassa Springs.[11]


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Homosassa Springs CDP, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletins". Office of Management and Budget. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Homosassa Springs CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. Pages: 1, 2, 3 - Compare this map to school district attendance boundary maps
  8. ^ "Citrus County Elementary School Attendance Boundaries." Citrus County Schools. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Citrus County Middle School Attendance Boundaries." Citrus County Schools. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  10. ^ "Citrus County High School Attendance Boundaries." Citrus County Schools. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  11. ^ "Locations & Hours Archived 2017-02-05 at the Wayback Machine." Citrus Libraries. Retrieved on February 4, 2017. "HOMOSASSA PUBLIC LIBRARY 4100 S. Grandmarch Avenue Homosassa, FL 34446"

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