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Hernando is a city in DeSoto County, in the Memphis metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for explorer Hernando De Soto

The latitude of Hernando is 34.823N. The longitude is -89.993W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,344.


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Median household income
Local
$43,217
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hernando demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Jefferson
Local festivals include:
  • A-Fair - May 19, 2007
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 11-13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hernando web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Arkabutla Lake
Historic sites and museums: DeSoto Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hernando demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the DeSoto County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Memphis area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38632 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Hernando residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hernando ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hernando was $20,731, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Hernando residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Hernando festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hernando, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.


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Libraries

Libraries in Hernando include Hernando Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

DeSoto County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hernando political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hernando workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hernando include Days Inn Hernando, Super 8.

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Hernando, MS

Pros: Good family environment
A lot of new economic growth
Charming town square
Close to Memphis, TN

Cons: Very little entertainment
Must drive to do anything

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