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1980: 54,703
1990: 93,515
1998: 112,424
2000: 119,707
2004: 130,000

2005: 138,953
2010: 147,295

Components of Population Change (1997):
Number of Births 839
Number of Deaths 1,816

Population Age Break Down
0-24 22.1%
25-44 19.6%
45-64 25.3%
65+ 33.0%

County Land Area (sq.mi.): 661

Largest Incorporated Municipalities (1998 population):
Inverness: 6,800
Crystal River: 4,200

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Labor Force:
County Civilian Labor Force 34,294
Unemployment Rate 5.5%

County Nonfarm Employment by Industry (1997):
Agricultural Services 1.2%

Trade 32.8%
Transportation, Public Utilities 9.7%
Manufacturing 5.9%
Construction 8.6%
Financial, Insurance, Real Estate 5.0%
Services 36.3%
Other 0.5%


Largest Employers/Product or Service/Total Employees (2001):

Florida Power Corporation Utilities

Citrus Memorial Hospital Health Care
Employees: 990

Winn Dixie Grocery
Employees: 610

Grocery Employees: 550

Seven Rivers Hospital Health Care
Employees: 545

Pro-Line Boat Manufacturing
Employees: 430

Wal-Mart Retail Store
Employees: 300

Sunshine Material Corp Building Supplies
Employees: 267

Kash-N-Karry Grocery
Employees: 210

K-Mart Retail Store
Employees: 200

Home Depot
Employees: 190

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Median Household Income:
(1994) 17,075
(1995) 17,018
(1996) 17,653

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Type: Commissioner - No
Commission/Manager -Yes
Zoning Regulations -Yes
Planning Commission -Yes

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Ad Valorem Millage Rate (1998):
Government 7.8150
Other 1.4282
Schools 9.1440
Total 18.3872

Is local option ad valorem Tax Exemptions available? No
Utility Service Tax/Rate - No
Local Option Sales Tax 0.00%

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Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax - None
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Gasoline Tax $.123 per gal.

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Number of Banks/Branches:
Domestic (1998) 62
S & L Assoc. (1996) 1

Does local Government Issue Industrial Revenue bonds? Yes

Is tax increment financing available? Yes

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Power Suppliers: Florida Power, Withlacoochee River, Sumter Electric

Suppliers: Citrus County, Southern States
Crystal River, Inverness, Ozello, Homosassa
Water Management District: Southwest Florida

Major Water Source: Wells
Water available for new industry? Yes

Storm Sewer: Yes
Sanitary Sewer: Yes
Sewage treatment type: Secondary
Solid waste disposal: Sanitary Landfill
Sewerage available for new industry: Yes

Natural Gas:
Distributor: Central Florida Gas Co.
Gas available for new industry? Yes

Other Fuel Sources: Number of Distributors Serving County (1994):
Fuel Oil - 4
Coal -1
LP Gas - 9

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Computer Services: Yes
Engineering: Yes
Plating: No
Machine Shop: Yes
Car & Truck Rental: Yes
Security Services: Yes
Job Printing: Yes
Bonded Warehousing: Yes
Freight Forwarder: Yes

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Number of Industrial Parks:
Developed: 7
Developed Acreage: 340
Acreage zoned for Manufacturing: 1,089

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Interstates/Turnpikes: I-75
Major Highways: US 19, US 98, SR 44, SR 200
Railroads CSX

Major Commercial Airport Serving County: Tampa International
Distance from County Seat: 65 miles
Avg. # of daily flights: 574
Airlines serving airport: 25
Length of longest runway: 11,000

>Airport Services Offered:
Charter: Yes
Private Aircraft Maint: Yes
Customs Port: Yes
Immigration: Yes
Air Cargo: Yes
International Air: Yes

Local Commercial/Executive Airports:
Crystal River Airport
Runway Length: 5,000
Runway Surface: Concrete
Lighted Runway: Yes
Aircraft Tiedown: Yes

Inverness Airport
Runway Length: 3,500
Runway Surface: Asphalt
Lighted runway: No
Aircraft Tiedown: No

Nearest Port w/Docking Facilities:
Port of Tampa
Distance: 65 miles
Depth: 34
Warehousing: Yes
Stevedoring: Yes
Port of Jacksonville
Distance: 140 miles
Depth: 38
Warehousing: Yes
Stevedoring: Yes

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Largest Local: Citrus County Chronicle
Total Circulation: 27,000

Largest Regional: St. Petersburg Times
Total Circulation: 452,150

Local Radio Stations: 8
Television: Cable Available: Yes
Telephone: Local Phone Service: Sprint

Nearest Regional Mail Handling Facility: Lecanto
Parcel Service: Yes
Air/Overnight Parcel Service: Yes

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Schools/Teachers/Enrollment (1996)
Public: 16/719/14,627
NonPublic: Yes

State High School Competency Test
(October 1996 Percent of 11th Graders Passing)
Math: 87.00%
Communications: 88.00%

In 1997-98 43.44% of high school graduates continued Education.

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Colleges/Universities Serving the County:
University of Florida
University of South Florida
University of Central Florida
St. Leo College

Community College within 50 mile radius:
Central FL Community College
Pasco-Hernando Community College

Vocational-Tech Schools within 50-mile radius:
Withlacoochee Vo-Tech
Curriculum offered in Vo-Tech School:
Data Processing: Yes
Welding and cutting: Yes
Electrical wiring: Yes
Drafting: Yes
Sheet Metal: Yes
Machine Shop: Yes
Electronic Technology: Yes
Laser Electro Optics: Yes
Biomedical Technology: Yes
Robotics/Computer-aided Manf: Yes

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MEDICAL (Nearest Hospitals)

Citrus Memorial Hospital (Inverness)
Seven Rivers Community Hospital (Crystal River)

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Motels: 23
Civic Auditoriums: 3
Outdoor Amphitheater: 1
Regional Malls: 1
Libraries: 9

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Catholic: 8
Jewish: 3
Protestant: 152
Other: 15

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Tennis Courts: Yes
Beaches: Yes
Golf courses: Yes
City/state parks: Yes
Boating: Yes
Public swimming pools: Yes
Country clubs: Yes
Symphony: Yes
Museums: Yes
Zoo: Yes
Pari-mutuel wagering: No

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Principal Cities:
Crystal River, Inverness, Homosassa

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Average year-round temperature is 70 degrees, with an average of 294 days of sunshine. Winter temperatures average 60.1 degrees and summer temperatures average 82.4 degrees.

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  • Crystal River
  • Homosassa River
  • Hall's River
  • Chassahowitzka River
  • Withlacoochee River
  • Salt River

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  • Big Lake Henderson
  • Little Lake Henderson
  • Lake Holathlikaha
  • Lake Rousseau
  • Tsala Apopka Lake Chain
  • Lake Holathlikaha
  • Lake Hernando

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  • Fort Island Gulf Beach - saltwater
  • Hernando Beach - freshwater
  • Fort Cooper State Park - freshwater

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Fly and conventional fishermen will find paradise here, with water bordering three sides of the county. Fishing is not a matter of if, but where, to fish.

Freshwater fishermen can find sunshine bass in the Lake Tsala Apopka chain, specked perch in Lake Rousseau, catfish in the Withlacoochee River and Florida largemouth bass almost everywhere.

Saltwater fishermen can find grouper and snapper off reefs and coastal rock piles; sea trout and Spanish mackerel frequent grass beds. Cobia and sheepshead can be found around channel markers, redfish and whiting off oyster bars and tarpon on the flats.

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Parks and Preserves

  • Beverly Hills Community Park
  • Bicentenial Park
  • Bluebird Springs
  • Central Ridge District Park
  • Citrus Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest
  • Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge
  • Chassahowitzka River and Campground
  • Cross Florida Greenways State Recreation and Conservation Area
  • Crystal River State Archaeological Site
  • Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Eagleton Park
  • Eden Park
  • Eugene Martin Park
  • Floral Park
  • Fire Station Park
  • Flying Eagle Wildlife Management Area
  • Fort Cooper State Park
  • Fort Island Gulf Beach
  • Fort Island Trail Park
  • Hernando Beach
  • Hernando Park
  • Highland Park
  • Holder Community Park
  • Homosassa Area Recreation Park
  • Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
  • Homosassa Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest
  • Hunter Springs
  • Keating Park
  • Lake Rousseau State Recreation Area and Campground
  • Lecanto Community Park
  • Ozello Community Park
  • Ozello Park
  • Pott's Preserve
  • Sportsman's Park
  • St. Martin's Marsh Aquatic Preserve
  • Tillis Hill Park (in Withlacoochee State Forest)
  • Trails End Park
  • Water Tower Par
  • Wesley Jones Park
  • Whispering Pines Park
  • Withlacoochee State Trail
  • Withlacoochee River Canoe Trail

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  • Old Courthouse Museum
  • Coastal Heritage Museum
  • Ted William's Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame
  • Olde Mill House Gallery and Printing Museum

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An antique trail with 30 different stores dots the county. There is also Heritage Village in Crystal River, which features specialty gifts, a gallery and collectibles. Naber Dolls, in Crystal River, houses hundreds of molded wood dolls. Downtown Inverness has gift and antique stores. There is a commercial shopping mall in north Crystal River. Of course, a variety of small retailers are spread throughout the county, too numerous to list here.

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More than 170 restaurants range from fast food chains to intimate and elegant dining. Fresh seafood "right off the boat" is the local specialty, along with barbecue, upscale European dining and good old-fashioned home cooking.

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