Hernando is a somewhat small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,631 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hernando is the 29th largest community in Mississippi. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Hernando, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Hernando, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Hernando’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Hernando does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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 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.
Despite being a small city, Hernando has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of people in Hernando who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.08% of adults in Hernando 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hernando is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.