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Welcome to Hernando ...
The location of Hernando has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Hernando has a population of 16,399 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Hernando.
Hernando is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Hernando lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Hernando: (662)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hernando had an population of 16,399 people. This is an increase of 16.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 140.74% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Hernando had a population of 14,090 people (which is 8.74% of the total population of DeSoto County). This makes Hernando the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Hernando represents 0.47% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 14,090 people, the population of Hernando increased 106.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,812 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Hernando.
Adding Hernando to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Hernando in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Hernando elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Hernando on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hernando on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Hernando ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Hernando - it's located in Florida.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hernando.
Communities near Hernando ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hernando.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hernando. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hernando.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hernando. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hernando.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hernando. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hernando.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hernando ...
Looking for more information about Hernando? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Hernando, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hernando.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hernando. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021