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Hernando, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Hernando had a population of 15,545 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hernando is located at latitude 34.8496 and longitude -89.9924 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hernando (see map below) encompass a land area of 25.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. DeSoto County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 381 feet.

The City of Hernando (GNIS ID: 2404688) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hernando is located within Supervisor District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeSoto County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hernando population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hernando: Jefferson.

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Hernando, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,545
Population in Households 15,354
Population in Familes 13,394
Population in Group Qrtrs 191
Population Density1 604
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 5,661
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,244
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,023 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,421 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,240 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $191,715
Average Home Value $214,609


Median Household Income $68,844
Average Household Income $80,899
Per Capita Income $29,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.58% 1.67%
Households 1.42% 1.58%
Families 1.6% 1.44%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hernando, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hernando to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 93rd
Population Density1 # 142 61st
Diversity Index2 # 226 38th
Median Household Income # 5 99th
Per Capita Income # 12 97th

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