Introduction to Inverness, Florida

Inverness, Florida, in Citrus county, is 20 miles N of Spring Hill, Florida (center to center) and 61 miles N of Tampa, Florida

Inverness History

Inverness, established in 1889, was formerly named Tompkinsville. According to the historian Mary McRae of Homosassa, the community of Inverness received its name from a Scotsman, who was enchanted by Lake Tsala Apoka and was so impressed with the beauty of the place that he christened it ‘Invernes’s after the town in Scotland. The term "Inver" is a Gaelic one, which means the mouth of the river. The River Ness, which originates from Loch Ness, flows through the city.

Inverness and Nearby Attractions

  • Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park.
  • Ocala National Forest.
  • Pioneer Florida Museum.
  • Lake Louisa State Park.
  • Discovery Science Center.
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Things To Do In Inverness

The community has numerous parks such as the Waccasassa Bay Preserve State Park, the Lake Louisa State Park, the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, the Rainbow Springs State Park and the Fort Cooper State Park. There are several golf clubs in the neighborhood such as the Inverness Golf & Country Club, Lakeside Golf Course and Twisted Oaks Golf Club. Inverness Regional Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination and the Florida Teaching Zoo is also located nearby. The city celebrates festivals such as the Great American Cooter Blast and the Citrus County Fair.

Inverness Transportation

The nearest major airport is Ocala International-Jim Taylor Field Airport.

Inverness Higher Education

The local higher educational institution is Withlacoochee Technical Institute. Other nearby institutions include Santa Fe Community College, Saint Leo University and the University of Florida.


Total Population 7,184
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 36.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,764
Age of the Population 55


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $37,197
% Above Poverty Level 75%
% Below Poverty Level 25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%


People Living Alone 42.3%
Median Gross Rent $730
Median House Value $86,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.6%
Irish 20.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Inverness Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles N of Spring Hill, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles N of Tampa, Florida
County Citrus
Standard Zip Codes 34450, 34452, 34453
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34451
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.835
Longitude -82.33

Inverness Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 44 to 70 F
Apr Temp 56 to 82 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 61 to 84 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 49 to 71 F
Apr Temp 59 to 82 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 64 to 84 F
Annual Precip 52.5 inches
Station BUSHNELL 2 E
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooksville 7,752 $35,762
Bushnell 2,973 $39,122
Coleman 575 $33,846
Crystal River 3,060 $53,750
Dunnellon 1,783 $47,222
Wildwood 6,052 $47,793

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Inverness Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(352) 726-1551
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 1,572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.9

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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Serves 50 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.4

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