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 $69,179.00.
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 (14.76%), sales jobs (12.75%), and management occupations (12.56%).
Hernando is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hernando’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The percentage of people in Hernando who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.86% of adults in Hernando have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hernando in 2010 was $34,400, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,600 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.