Pine Island, Hernando County, Florida

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Pine Island,
Hernando County, Florida
Aerial view of Pine Island and Pine Island Drive
Aerial view of Pine Island and Pine Island Drive
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°34′19″N 82°39′19″W / 28.57194°N 82.65528°W / 28.57194; -82.65528Coordinates: 28°34′19″N 82°39′19″W / 28.57194°N 82.65528°W / 28.57194; -82.65528
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.08 sq mi (0.20 km2)
 • Land0.07 sq mi (0.17 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
3 ft (1 m)
 • Total64
 • Density1,002/sq mi (386.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code12-56840[1]
GNIS feature ID0295537[2]

Pine Island is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 64 at the 2010 census,[3] unchanged from the 2000 census.


Pine Island is located in western Hernando County at 28°34′19″N 82°39′19″W / 28.571978°N 82.655173°W / 28.571978; -82.655173,[4] on the island of the same name on the Gulf of Mexico. It forms the northern edge of Rock Island Bay, which lies between Pine Island and Bayport. Pine Island Drive is the sole road access to the Pine Island community; via Pine Island Drive and Cortez Boulevard it is 7 miles (11 km) southeast to U.S. Route 19 and State Road 50 at Weeki Wachee.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.

Pine Island Park (also known as Alfred McKethan Park) is a 3-acre (12,000 m2) area on the Gulf of Mexico at 10800 Pine Island Drive that includes a swimming beach and swimming area, picnic tables, shelters, barbecue grills, observation point, volleyball court, playground and concession stand.[5]


Pine Island Beach Park at the north end of County Road 495

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 64 people, 16 households, and 20 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 945.7 people per square mile (353.0/km2). There were 45 housing units at an average density of 664.9/sq mi (248.2/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.50% White, 9.38% African-American, 1.56% Pacific Islander, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.56% of the population.

There were 29 households, out of which 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 20.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.50.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 15.6% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 34.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,000, and the median income for a family was $42,708. Males had a median income of $0 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,927. There were no families and 20.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 25.0% of those over 64.


  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. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pine Island CDP, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 27, 2017.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Hernando County Parks". Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-07-12.

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