Hernando is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,503 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hernando is the 29th largest community in Mississippi. Much of the housing stock in Hernando was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Hernando economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Hernando, where the median household income is $61,466.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hernando who work in management occupations (12.86%), office and administrative support (12.56%), and healthcare (10.08%).
Because of many things, Hernando is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hernando really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hernando perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In terms of college education, Hernando is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.84% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Hernando in 2010 was $28,380, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,520 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, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hernando is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.