Hernando is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,981 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hernando is the 29th largest community in Mississippi. Hernando has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Hernando, where the median household income is $66,486.00.
Hernando real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Hernando house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hernando is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hernando is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hernando who work in office and administrative support (15.00%), sales jobs (12.66%), and management occupations (11.92%).
Also of interest is that Hernando has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Hernando is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hernando a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hernando has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hernando’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Hernando is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.08% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hernando in 2010 was $32,794, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,176 for a family of four. However, Hernando contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hernando is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hernando home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hernando residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Hernando include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hernando is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.