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Citrus County Profile

County Seat: Inverness
Nearest MSA: Ocala MSA & Tampa-St. Pet
Largest Cities: 1 Inverness
2 Crystal River
Miles* To:
Tallahassee ................................... 164
Orlando ................................... 63
Tampa ................................... 62
Jacksonville ................................... 110
Miami ................................... 251
Atlanta ................................... 361
Chicago ................................... 948
Dallas ................................... 899
New York ................................... 947
*Miles are calculated from county seat.
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Time Zone: Eastern
Local Area Code(s): 352
Citrus
1980: 54,703
1990: 93,513
2007: 140,169
2015(p): 158,200
2030(p): 192,900
(p) Denotes Projected Population
Florida
9,746,961
12,938,071
18,251,243
20,955,900
25,340,700
Average Temperature High Low
January: 69 44
July: 92 72
Florida Mean Annual Precipitation 53
Average Annual Rain Days 116
(2006)
In-Migration 9,997
Out-Migration 5,710
Net-Migration 4,287
*Estimates based on IRS Statistics of Income data
(2007)
Labor Force 56,407
Labor Force % of County Population 40.2
Number in County Unemployed 2,799
Unemployment Rate 5.0%
N/D = No Data Citrus Florida
(2006)
Average Annual Employment 53,608 7,952,023
Natural Resources & Mining 0.3% 1.2%
Construction 8.1% 8.0%
Manufacturing 1.7% 5.1%
Trade, Transportation and Utilities 11.8% 20.8%
Information 1.0% 2.1%
Financial Activities 2.5% 6.9%
Professional & Business Services 6.0% 17.0%
Education & Health Services 12.0% 18.4%
Leisure & Hospitality 6.1% 11.4%
Other Services 2.6% 3.1%
Public administration 3.5% 5.8%
Unclassified 0.0% 0.1%

Average Annual Wage
(2006)
All Industries $31,438
Construction $28,728
Education & Health Services $36,107
Financial Activities $34,550
Information $30,553
Leisure & Hospitality $12,632
Manufacturing $31,441
Natural Resources & Mining $27,658
Other Services $18,778
Professional & Business Services $44,426
Public administration $32,087
Trade, Transportation and Utilities $25,300
Unclassified $19,396
Citrus Florida
2004 $25,128 $32,618
2005 $26,806 $34,798
2006 $28,436 $36,720
Major Private Sector Employers

Progress Energy
Business Line: Utility
Number of Employees - 1,100

Citrus County School Board
Business Line: Education
Number of Employees - 1,000

Citrus Memorial Hospital
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees - 1,000

Seven Rivers Community Hospital
Business Line: Healthcare
Number of Employees - 500

Pro-Line Boats
Business Line: Boat Manufacturer
Number of Employees - 250

Citus County Sheriffs Department
Business Line: Law Enforcement
Number of Employees - 250

Spring Lodge 378
Business Line: Business Services
Number of Employees - 100

Service Zone, Inc.
Business Line: Business Consulting
Number of Employees - 100

Citrus County Detention Facility
Business Line: Correctional Instituion
Number of Employees - 100

Cypress Creek Correctional Facility
Business Line: Correctional Institution
Number of Employees - 100

Federal Interstates I-75
Federal Highways US-19, US-98
State Highways SR-41, SR-44, SR-200, Sunshine Parkway
Railroads CSX Transportation
Nearest Airport with Scheduled Commerical Airline Service: Tampa International Airport
# Runways 3
Longest Paved Runway(ft.) 11002
General Aviation Airports Inverness Airport; Crystal River Airport

Local Deep Water Port Tampa Port Authority
Miles to Closest Port 62
COUNTY
Countywide Ad Valorem Millage Rates:
Government 6.2018
Schools 7.4130
Special 1.4039
Total 15.0187

Ad Valorem Tax Exemption: Yes
Retail Sales Tax (Local Option) 0.00
Federal Enterprise Zone No
State Enterprise Zone
STATE
Corporate Income Tax 5.5%
Personal Income Tax 0.0%
Retail Sales Tax 6.0%
Electric Companies:
  • Sumter Electric Co-operative, Inc.
  • Withlacoochee River Electric Co-op, inc.
  • Progress Energy

  • Natural Gas Companies:
  • Central Florida Gas Company

  • Telephone Companies:
  • Sprint

  • Water & Sewer Companies:
  • Citrus County


  • Exisiting Industrial Zoned Land Yes
    Number of Acres 2,000
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 600

    Industrial Parks Yes
    Number of Acres 1,000
    Largest Available Contiguous Parcel 600

    Foreign Trade Zones No
    Zone Number(s)
    Public
    Schools
    Teachers Enrollments
    Elementary: 10 459 7,196
    Secondary: 8 414 8,970
    Totals: 18 873 16,166

    Private Schools Available: Yes
    POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SERVING THE COUNTY:

    Colleges/Universities:
  • St. Leo College
  • University of Florida
  • University of South Florida

  • Junior/Community Colleges:
  • Central Florida Community College

  • Vocational/Technical Schools:
  • Withlacoochee Technical Institute

  • Other Schools:
  • Marine Science Station

  • Cost of Living
    Price Level Index, (2007)
    Florida State Average = 100
    Sample
    Total 90.77
    Food 101.63
    Housing 82.91
    Medical Care 87.28
    Personal Goods and Services 95.16
    Transportation 97.42
    Medical Services:
  • Citrus Memorial Hospital (Inverness)
  • Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center (Crystal River)

  • Recreational Opportunities:
  • Chassahowitcka & Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Crystal River State Buffer Preserve
  • Fort Cooper State Park
  • Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park
  • Liberty Park
  • Wallace Brooks Park
  • Whispering Pines Park
  • Withlacoochee State Trail

  • Historical Points Of Interest:
  • Coastal Heritage Myseum
  • Homosassa Springs Wildlife State park
  • Old Courthouse Heritage Museum
  • State Arch
  • Yulee Sugarmill Historic Site

  • Cultural Events/Festivals:
  • Citrus 95 Super Raft Race
  • Family Freedom Festival
  • Festival of the Arts
  • Floral City Strawberry Festival
  • Florida Manatee Festival
  • Great American Cooter Festival
  • Homosassa Springs State Park arts 7 Craft Festival
  • Taste of Citrus
  • Uncle Sam Jam

  • Audrey Rain Rentals, Inc.
    8515 South Tamiami Tr
    Sarasota Florida 34238

    Cell 941-685-6001
    Office 941-487-7162
    Fax 941-487-7164
    Email srqrealtor@gmail.com

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