Also See: Hernando, MS ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Hernando had a population of 17,300 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Hernando is located at latitude 34.824 and longitude -89.9937 in DeSoto County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hernando 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 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.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Hernando: Jefferson.
|Total Population||17,300 (100%)|
|Population in Households||17,102 (98.9%)|
|Population in Families||14,820 (85.7%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||198 ( 1.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$79,705|
|Average Household Income||$97,135|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||12%|
|Per Capita Income||$35,136|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||6,695 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||5,007 (74.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||1,314 (19.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||374 ( 5.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$221,501|
|Average Home Value||$266,940|
|Housing Affordability Index3||222|
|Average Household Size||2.71|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.61%|
|Per Capita Income||2.05%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.83%|
The table below compares Hernando to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 25||93rd|
|Population Density||# 110||70th|
|Median Household Income||# 4||99th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 193||53rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 12||97th|
|Diversity Index||# 181||50th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.