At-a-Glance Demographics

Hernando County


Geography: County Seat/Brooksville


Land Area – 478.3 sq. miles
Average Temperatures – Jan. 59.8 F – Aug. 81 F
Approximate Elevation – 175 ft.
Average Rainfall – 60.1 inches
2010 Population – 172,778
2013 Population – 173,808
2015 (P) Population – 182,361

Population – 182,361
Incorporated Cities:
Brooksville- 7,719
Weeki Wachee- 12
Average Annual Wage – $31,952
Labor Force – 63,757
Employment – 36,788
Unemployment – 8.5%


Top Private Sector Non-Retail Employers

Number of Employees
Oak Hill Hospital- 1,089
Wal-Mart Distribution Center – 1,020
Heart Institute at Oak Hill Hospital – 947
Citrus Memorial Health Care Systems – 1,320
Hernando Healthcare– 1,032
HealthSouth- 355
Accuform Signs, Inc.- 280
Cemex #426 – 250
Hernando Pasco Hospice- 221
Sparton Electronics – 219
SunTrust Banks – 110
W.R.E.C.- 80


Miles To:


Miami- 237
Tallahassee- 173
Jacksonville- 130
Orlando- 67
Tampa- 42

Top Private Sector Retail Employers


Number of Employees
Wal-Mart Super Centers – 1350
Publix – 1050
Winn Dixie – 450
McDonald’s – 305
Lowe’s Home Improvement – 237
Sam’s – 209
Home Depot – 150
CVS Pharmacy – 176
Walgreens – 175


Public Sector Employers


Number of Employees
Hernando County Schools – 3,002
Hernando County Government – 1200
Board of Commissioners – 753
Clerk of Court – 106
Supervisor of Elections – 12
Tax Collector – 36
Property Appraisers – 44
Southwest Florida Water Management District – 736
Sheriff’s Office – 509
City of Brooksville – 128


For more Hernando County Demographics information, please visit the
Chamber Office for a copy of our 2014-2015 Directory.