Masaryktown, Florida

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Masaryktown, Florida
Historic plaque on the corner of US 41 & Wilson Boulevard in Masaryktown
Historic plaque on the corner of US 41 & Wilson Boulevard in Masaryktown
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°26′30″N 82°27′38″W / 28.44167°N 82.46056°W / 28.44167; -82.46056Coordinates: 28°26′30″N 82°27′38″W / 28.44167°N 82.46056°W / 28.44167; -82.46056
Country United States
State Florida
County Hernando
 • Total1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Land1.05 sq mi (2.71 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
62 ft (19 m)
 • Total1,040
 • Density994/sq mi (383.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)352
FIPS code12-43400[1]
GNIS feature ID0286497[2]

Masaryktown is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 1040 at the 2010 census.[3] It is named after the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.


Masaryktown is located along the southern edge of Hernando County at 28°26′30″N 82°27′38″W / 28.44167°N 82.46056°W / 28.44167; -82.46056 (28.441708, -82.460633).[4] It is bordered to the north and west by Spring Hill, to the northeast by Garden Grove, and to the south in Pasco County by Shady Hills. U.S. Route 41 runs through the eastern side of the community, leading north 9 miles (14 km) to Brooksville, the Hernando County seat, and south 17 miles (27 km) to Land O' Lakes. Tampa is 36 miles (58 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Masaryktown has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.53%, are water.[3]


Masaryktown was founded in 1924 and named after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the founder and first president of Czechoslovakia.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 920 people, 379 households, and 264 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 868.7 people per square mile (335.1/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 407.0/sq mi (157.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.43% White, 0.33% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 2.17% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.63% of the population.

There were 379 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,524, and the median income for a family was $37,585. Males had a median income of $30,446 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,686. About 13.3% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Masaryktown CDP, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Blackstone, Lillian (Mar 23, 1952). "Into center of state". St. Petersburg Times. p. 19. Retrieved 1 November 2015.