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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).

Demographics

People

Total Population102,929
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens23.1%
Employed Population 16+35,575
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married49.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,688
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,812
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,514

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,698
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$940
Median House Value$114,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.9%
Italian14.8%
German14.6%
Irish14.4%
English7.6%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Portuguese1.1%
Canadian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Russian0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Czech0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
British0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Spring Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hernando County, Pasco County
Standard Zip Codes34608, 34609, 34606, 34610, 34607, 34604, 34613
P.O. Box Zip Codes34611
Phone Area Codes352, 813
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.44
Approximate Longitude-82.56

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)

StationBROOKSVILLE CHIN HILL
Distance6.6 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
StationSAINT LEO
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp48 to 72 F
Apr Temp58 to 84 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp63 to 85 F
Annual Precip53.8 inches
StationBUSHNELL 2 E
Distance23.6 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
Dade City6,782$50,327
Inverness7,204$35,946
San Antonio1,129$85,179
St. Leo1,172$75,313

Spring Hill Hospitals

Spring Hill Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
10461 Quality Dr
(352) 688-8200

Spring Hill Public Schools

Deltona Elementary School
2055 Deltona Blvd
ZIP: 34606
(352) 797-7040
Primary
Total Enrollment 917
Fox Chapel Middle School
9412 Fox Chapel Ln
ZIP: 34606
(352) 797-7025
Middle
Total Enrollment 596
Westside Elementary School
5400 Applegate Dr
ZIP: 34606
(352) 797-7080
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
Explorer K-8
10252 Northcliffe Blvd
ZIP: 34608
(352) 797-7094
Primary
Total Enrollment 1684
Gulf Coast Academy Of Science And Technology
10444 Tillery Rd
ZIP: 34608
(352) 688-5092
Middle
Total Enrollment 134
Challenger K-8 School Of Science And Math
13400 Elgin Blvd
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7024
Primary
Total Enrollment 1581
John D. Floyd K-8 School Of Environmental Science
3139 Dumont Ave
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7055
Primary
Total Enrollment 1014
Spring Hill Elementary School
6001 Mariner Blvd
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7030
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Suncoast Elementary School
11135 Quality Dr
ZIP: 34609
(352) 797-7085
Primary
Total Enrollment 977
Crews Lake K-8 School
15144 Shady Hills Rd
ZIP: 34610
(813) 346-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1201
Dr. Mary Giella Elementary School
14710 Shady Hills Rd
ZIP: 34610
(813) 794-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Shady Hills Elementary School
18000 Shady Hills Rd
ZIP: 34610
(813) 794-4100

Spring Hill Private Schools

Notre Dame Catholic School
1095 Commercial Way
ZIP: 34606
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
West Hernando Christian School
2250 Osowaw Blvd
ZIP: 34607
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 243
Faith Christian Academy
175 Spring Time St
ZIP: 34608
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Golden Branch Academy
5167 Mariner Blvd
ZIP: 34609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Spring Hill Christian Academy
3140 Mariner Blvd
ZIP: 34609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 257
Wider Horizons School
4060 Castle Ave
ZIP: 34609
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 129
Bishop Mclaughlin Catholic High School
13651 Hays Rd
ZIP: 34610
Secondary
Total Enrollment 244
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