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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,204
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens35.9%
Employed Population 16+1,722
Age of the Population55

Families

% of people married39.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$22,730
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,116

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,946
% Above Poverty Level69.8%
% Below Poverty Level30.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone43.1%
Median Gross Rent$741
Median House Value$93,400

Ancestry

Irish19.2%
German17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
English12.1%
Italian8.1%
Polish3.7%
Dutch3.4%
Scottish3%
French Except Basque1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Canadian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Greek0.9%
Finnish0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Bulgarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Russian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
African0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Inverness Almanac

CategoryValue
County Citrus County
Standard Zip Codes34450, 34452, 34453
P.O. Box Zip Codes34451
Phone Area Codes352
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.83
Approximate Longitude-82.27

Inverness Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationINVERNESS 3 SE
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp44 to 70 F
Apr Temp56 to 82 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp61 to 84 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationBROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp49 to 71 F
Apr Temp59 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp64 to 84 F
Annual Precip52.5 inches
StationBUSHNELL 2 E
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp47 to 71 F
Apr Temp57 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp62 to 85 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brooksville7,814$40,966
Bushnell3,016$39,115
Coleman508$34,500
Crystal River3,073$54,611
Dunnellon1,910$39,375
Wildwood6,776$50,935

Inverness Hospitals

Citrus Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
502 Highland Blvd
(352) 726-1551

Inverness Public Schools

Citrus Virtual Instruction Program
1007 W Main St
ZIP: 34450
(352) 726-1931
Other
Inverness Middle School
1950 Highway 41 N
ZIP: 34450
(352) 726-1471
Middle
Total Enrollment 1007
Withlacoochee Technical College
1201 W Main St
ZIP: 34450
(352) 726-2430
High
Citrus High School
600 W Highland Blvd
ZIP: 34452
(352) 726-2241
High
Total Enrollment 1495
Inverness Primary School
206 S Line Ave
ZIP: 34452
(352) 726-2632
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Pleasant Grove Elementary School
630 Pleasant Grove Rd
ZIP: 34452
(352) 637-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 750

Inverness Private Schools

Inverness Christian Academy
4222 S Florida Ave
ZIP: 34450
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 131
Solid Rock Christian Academy
972 N Christy Way
ZIP: 34453
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
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