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Overview

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).

People

Total Population 101,709
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 33,804
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,261
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,759
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,184

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,683
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $914
Median House Value $109,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.7%
Irish 14.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station BROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL
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
Station SAINT LEO
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brooksville 7,752 $35,762
Bushnell 2,973 $39,122
Dade City 6,655 $45,565
Inverness 7,184 $37,197
San Antonio 1,107 $89,375
St. Leo 1,343 $113,750

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

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Spring Hill High Schools

FRANK W. SPRINGSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL
3300 MARINER BOULEVARD
352-797-7088
Serves 1,701 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21

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