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Time Zone: Hernando County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Brooksville is the Seat for Hernando County.

Hernando County was founded February 24, 1843 and was created by taking area from AlachuaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Hernando had a population of 171,233 people. This is an increase of 30.91% since the last Census (which gave a population of 130,802 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Hernando represented 0.82% of the total population of Florida, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010172,778+32.09%+0.9% since 2009
2009171,233+30.91%-0.12% since 2008
2008171,447+31.07%+1.46% since 2007
2000130,802The Last Census

More information can be found on the Hernando County Census Page for Hernando County.


Websites for Hernando County

Official Website:   www.co.hernando.fl.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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