Hernando County

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Hernando County, Florida

20 N Main St Rm 460
Brooksville, FL 34601
Phone: (352) 754-4000
Fax: (352) 754-4477

On central Gulf coast of FL, north of Tampa; organized Feb 24, 1843 (prior to statehood). Name changed to Benton County Mar 6, 1844, and back again Dec 24, 1850. Name Origin: For Hernando De Soto (c. 1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S. Changed to honor Thomas Hart Benton (1782-53) who sponsored legislation to open central FL to settlement; name changed back because of his moderate position on the Missouri Compromise

Area (sq mi):: 589.08 (land 478.31; water 110.77) Population per square mile: 331.20
Population 2005: 158,409 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 21.10%; 1990-2000 29.40% Population 2000: 130,802 (White 89.20%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 5.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 49.50
Income 2000: per capita $18,321; median household $32,572; Population below poverty level: 10.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,475-$24,555
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 29.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Tampa Bay Times reported that on January 21, Matt and Bobbi Lynn Morgan, homeowners in Hernando County, Florida, saw two thieves dressed in camouflage helping themselves to items on their front porch, including sneakers and a duffel bag.
Hernando County, Florida, had the highest annual average unemployment rate of all Gulf coastline counties in 2009, 12.
Petersburg and now lives on Pine Island in Hernando County, Florida.
Last year, for example, the four public attorneys in Hernando County, Florida had to handle 1,568 felony cases.
7-mile segment of the Suncoast Parkway in Hernando County, Florida.
BULLETIN BOARD: SGMG) announced today that a new amusement-with-prize (AWP) game facility in Hernando County, Florida has opened with the Company's AWP games.
NEW YORK -- As part of ongoing surveillance, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following outstanding water and sewer revenue bonds for Hernando County, Florida (the county) to 'A+' from 'A':
Sales for the first quarter of 2005 include 327 contracts for single- family homes at Solivita, Avatar's Central Florida active adult community, 192 contracts for single-family homes at the Central Florida community of Poinciana, 35 contracts for single-family homes at Bellalago, adjacent to Poinciana, 46 contracts for single-family homes at Cory Lake Isles in Tampa, Florida, 17 contracts for single-family homes at Sterling Hill in Hernando County, Florida, and 59 contracts for single-family homes at Rio Rico, Arizona.
Hernando County, Florida officials found an abducted 14-year old girl after she vanished from Bible study class using CodeRED, and Sheriff Richard Nugent credits CodeRED as working "faster than the Amber Alert.
a 166-bed health system, comprised of two acute care hospitals and an ambulatory surgical center, located in Hernando County, Florida.
NYSE:ALE) announced today that its subsidiary, Florida Water Services Corporation, has received approximately $36 million pursuant to final judgement in a condemnation action through which Hernando County took ownership of Florida Water's water and wastewater system serving Hernando County, Florida.
In January 1995, the Savings Bank's ninth full-service branch was opened in Hernando County, Florida and as of March 31, 1995, the new branch had received over $6.