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.
Hernando is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
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.
The overall education level of Hernando is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.86% of adults 25 and older in the city 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.