Homosassa Springs, Florida

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Homosassa Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Citrus County, Florida, United States. The population was 12,458 at the 2000 census.

The name derives from the warm spring located in the Wildlife State Park that attracts manatees to the area.



Homosassa Springs is located at 28°48′26″N 82°33′0″W / 28.80722°N 82.55°W / 28.80722; -82.55 (28.807216, -82.550012)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 25.8 square miles (66.9 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 12,458 people, 5,201 households, and 3,604 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 482.1 people per square mile (186.1/km²). There were 6,041 housing units at an average density of 233.8/sq mi (90.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.65% White, 0.90% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.09% of the population.

There were 5,201 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $28,035, and the median income for a family was $31,550. Males had a median income of $25,771 versus $18,232 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,200. About 12.0% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.3% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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