Hernando's population holds steady while other counties slip

While other counties in Florida are facing losses in population, Hernando County is holding its own with each year.

Highlands County is one of those counties in the losing bracket. The county's overall population, out of its three municipalities, lost a net of .11 percent or 96 people between 2008 and 2009, according to a report recently released by the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

However, that same report showed that Hernando County's overall population between 2008 and 2009 grew .11 percent from 164,907 to 165,048 or 141 people and the unincorporated population gained 148 people or .12 percent between 2008 and 2009.

Similar trends have been occurring since 2007. Unincorporated Hernando County gained 2,384 people between 2007 and 2008 and Brooksville's overall population grew from 7,309 to 7,640 in that same year.

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Hernando's population holds steady while other counties slip - Hernando Today - July 17, 2010