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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,227
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+7,126
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married53.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.1%
Median Earnings25+$46,358
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,782
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,757

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,397
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$933
Median House Value$173,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
Irish13.9%
English11.2%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque3.3%
Dutch2.9%
Scottish1.6%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
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Hernando Almanac

CategoryValue
County DeSoto County
Standard Zip Codes38632
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.82
Approximate Longitude-89.98

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)

StationHERNANDO 5 S
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp50 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationINDEPENDENCE 1 W
Distance13.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp48 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 74 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationTUNICA 2
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 48 F
Apr Temp51 to 72 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip54.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Byhalia1,861$34,338
Coldwater1,501$41,694
Horn Lake26,785$46,875
Olive Branch35,508$75,141
Senatobia7,969$53,063
Southaven51,816$67,555

Hernando Public Libraries

First Regional Library
370 WEST COMMERCE STREET
Hernando, Mississippi
(662) 429-4439

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Hernando Public Schools

Desoto County Alternative Center
2690 Magnolia Street
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-5597
Other
Hernando Elem
455 Riley Street
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-4160
Primary
Total Enrollment 678
Hernando High School
805 Dilworth Lane
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-4170
High
Total Enrollment 1186
Hernando Hills Elementary
570 Mcingvale Road
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-9117
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Hernando Middle School
700 Dilworth Lane
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-4154
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Oak Grove Central Elementary
893 Oak Grove Road
ZIP: 38632
(662) 429-4180
Middle
Total Enrollment 612

Hernando Private Schools

Hernando Baptist Church Kindergarten
11 E Center St
ZIP: 38632
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
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