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Overview

Introduction to Hernando, Mississippi

Hernando, Mississippi, in De Soto county, is 24 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. Hernando is part of the surrounding Memphis metro area.

Hernando History

The city was named after Hernando DeSoto, who discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. The city was incorporated in 1840. The first high school of the area was established in 1879. It is in De Soto County, which was founded in 1836.

Hernando and nearby Attractions

  • Addie Baldwin Park
  • Historic Desoto Museum
  • Fuller State Park
  • Chucalissa Archaeological Museum

Things To Do In Hernando

Addie Baldwin Park and Church Park can be visited for their range of recreational facilities. The Historic DeSoto Museum may prove interesting to those who wish to learn more about the history of Hernando. Fuller State Park offers facilities for golf and swimming. It also has scenic picnic areas. The city hosts annual festivals like the A-Fair and the Fall Festival.

Hernando Transportation

Memphis International Airport is nearby.

Hernando Higher Education

Northwest Mississippi Community College, the University of Memphis, Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 14,984
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,690
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,170
% Above Poverty Level 90.9%
% Below Poverty Level 9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $858
Median House Value $171,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 11.3%
Irish 15.5%

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

Hernando Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County De Soto
Metro Area Memphis
Standard Zip Codes 38632
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.8
Longitude -90.02

Hernando 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 HERNANDO 5 S
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 50 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Station INDEPENDENCE 1 W
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 48 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station TUNICA 2
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 48 F
Apr Temp 51 to 72 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Byhalia 1,358 $33,393
Coldwater 1,251 $39,167
Horn Lake 26,662 $46,568
Olive Branch 35,018 $71,202
Senatobia 8,017 $56,831
Southaven 51,090 $67,315

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

Hernando Public Libraries

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First Regional Library
"370 COMMERCE STREET, N. W."
Hernando, Mississippi
(662) 429-4439
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Hernando High Schools

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HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL
805 DILWORTH LANE
662-429-4170
Serves 1,037 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.5

DESOTO COUNTY ALTERNATIVE CENTER
2690 MAGNOLIA STREET
662-429-5597
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