Demographics about Hernando Beach South

Hernando Beach South sandwiched between the shallow Gulf shores and a large Nature preserve is a young development with strict Deed Restrictions. Our canals were the last dredged in the Nature Coast area before they were disallowed. Each lot borders on one of the spring fed canals. There are 424 lots and and 150 house are already built. All house are stilt homes.

Demographics about Hernando Beach

The population of Hernando Beach is approximately 1,767. The approximate number of families is 978.
The amount of land area in Hernando Beach is 10.039 sq. kilometers.The amount of surface water is 0.148 sq kilometers.Hernando Beach is located about 90 miles west of Orlando ( and Disney World) and just 45 miles north of Tampa Bay. But the distances seem to be shrinking as the roads are improved and the commuting time cut down. The new Sunshine Parkway links Hernando County directly to Tampa and reduces the drive time to "the city" significantly. This new roadway is contributing to the fact that Hernando County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation.
Hernando Beach has 3 areas, North, Middle and South Hernando Beach. The North is the oldest section it's canals are deep and wide and have direct access to the Gulf. The Middle and South are on canals that are fed by Springs and does not have direct access to the Gulf. All boats have to use the boat lift.
There are about 900 properties.

Demographics about Hernando County

Hernando County covers approximately 312,000 acres of area (477 sq. miles) including the cities of Brooksville and Weeki Wachee. Unincorporated areas include Spring Hill, Ridge Manor, Ridge Manor West, Bayport, Aripeka, Lake Lindsey and Hernando Beach. The county stretches 37 miles from East to West and 18 miles from North to South. It is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the north by the Chassahowitzka Swamp and the Withlacoochee State Forrest. The central portion of the county includes the county seat of Brooksville and prior to 1970 contained most of the population. Hernando County's population growth increased 802% from 1960 to 1990. According to US Census records, the population is projected for 1995 to be 138, 500. In the 1980's, Hernando County was the third fastest growing county in the nation. On average, the population growth of the 1980's was 5,665 per year. From April 1990 on, that average has dropped to 3,356 per year.

In terms of the estimated new households by percentage growth rate, Hernando County ranked 8th of 67 counties within Florida for the period 1990-1994. The county population was just 17,004 in 1970, and has risen to already 101,115 in 1990, a six fold increase in just 20 years. In recent years , 100% of the County's population growth has been attributed to those moving in- since the death rate has continue to exceed the birth rate. In 1995 there were 1,699 deaths and only 975 births. With a net migration of 3,753, the natural increase was (negative) 724.

The major industries are limestone mining & cement production, tourism, dairy products, cattle production, citrus products, forest resources, construction, some non-pollutant manufacturing and distribution. Hernando County's growing manufacturing association base is centered in industrial parks around Hernando County's state of the art airport, one of the largest non-urban air fields in Florida, and in industrial areas around the I-75 and S.R. 50 interchange in east Hernando County.

Some of the important employers include Spartan Electronics, MRS Power Systems, Florida Crushed Stone, Sims Machine & Controls, Southdown, Gold Star Tap, OR Plastics, Dickson Tool & Die, and Joni Industries.

There are three public High schools. (Central, Hernando and Springstead), four middle schools (Parrot, Powell, West Hernando and Fox Chapel) and nine elementary schools (Brooksville, Deltona, Eastside, J.D. Floyd, Moton, PineGrove, Suncoast, Spring Hill, and Westside) The school Board is one of Hernando County's largest employers.