Spring Hill, Florida

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Spring Hill, Florida

Introduction to Spring Hill, Florida

Spring Hill is an unincorporated community located in Hernando County, Florida. Sitting along Florida's western coastline only four miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Spring Hill is situated 40 miles northwest of Tampa and 53 miles north of St. Petersburg. Surrounding communities include Weeki Wachee, Hernando Beach, Aripeka, Brooksville, Hudson, Homosassa, and Port Richey.

Things to do in Spring Hill

Considered the northern gateway to Tampa Bay, Hernando County boasts some of the state's finest bass fishing in its lakes and rivers. Other outdoor recreation in the area includes hiking, canoeing, golf and biking on both paved and wilderness trails. Spring Hill is home to Buccaneer Bay, Florida’s only water park housed within a completely natural setting. The attraction features waterslides, a tube ride, bumper boats, a children’s play area and a beach. Another Spring Hill attraction is the "Weeki Wachee City of Mermaids" show, featuring daily underwater mermaid shows, exotic bird shows, wilderness river cruises and a petting zoo. The Weeki Wachee Preserve is a 6,000 acre protected wildlife area that lies between Spring Hill and its neighboring community of Hernando Beach.

Spring Hill is within reasonable driving distance of some of Florida's major attractions, including the following:

  • Adventure Island (Tampa - 40 miles)
  • Busch Gardens (Tampa - 40 miles)
  • Lowry Park Zoological Garden (Tampa - 40 miles)
  • Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa - 40 miles)
  • Celebration Station (Clearwater - 42 miles)
  • International Sport Aviation Museum (ISAM) (Lakeland - 50 miles)
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History (St. Petersburg - 53 miles)
  • Salvador Dali Museum (St. Petersburg - 53 miles)
  • Walt Disney World (Lake Buena Vista - 64 miles)
  • Cypress Gardens Adventure Park (Winter Haven - 66 miles)
  • SeaWorld (Orlando - 73 miles)
  • Universal Studios Florida (Orlando - 73 miles)

Less than an hour away, the Tampa Bay area contains some of the state's premier pro sports teams. Among these are the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Major League Baseball), the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (National Football League), and the Tampa Bay Lightning (National Hockey League). Minor league baseball teams in the area include the Tampa Yankees (Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees) and the Clearwater Threshers (Class-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies).

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Comparative Profile of Spring Hill, Florida

Comparing Spring Hill to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 9 7
Racial Diversity 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 6
Median Family Income 2 4
College Educated Adults 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 4
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 3
Public Transportation Use 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Affordability of Rents 6 5
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Spring Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles N of Tampa, Florida
County Hernando
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 34604, 34606, 34607, 34608, 34609, 34610
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34611
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.555
Longitude -82.45

Spring Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 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
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 72 F
Apr Temp 58 to 84 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 63 to 85 F
Annual Precip 53.8 inches
Station BUSHNELL 2 E
Distance 23.6 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
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Spring Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 69,078 100%
Male 32,622 47.2%
Female 36,456 52.8%
Under 18 13,441 19.5%
18+ 55,637 80.5%
65+ 20,283 29.4%
Median Age 47.9
Average Family Size 2.74
White 64,591 93.5%
African-American 2,073 3%
Asian 534 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 167 0.2%
Other 842 1.2%
Mixed Race 856 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4,720 6.8%

Spring Hill Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 18.6%
German 15.7%
Irish 12.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
English 9%
US/American 6.2%
Polish 5%
French (except Basque) 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
French Canadian 1.4%
Dutch 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
Swedish 1%
Hungarian 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Greek 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
European 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Spring Hill 69,078 $37,608
Brooksville 7,264 $31,060
Bushnell 2,050 $34,063
Dade City 6,188 $31,148
Inverness 6,789 $35,342
San Antonio 655 $58,750
St. Leo 595 $39,583

Starbucks in Spring Hill

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Target Spring Hill T-919
4401 Commercial Way

Wal-mart in Spring Hill

(As of 2006)
1485 Commercial Way
(352) 686-0744
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