Citrus County

Citrus County is located in Central West Florida North of Tampa Bay bordering Levy, Marion, Sumter and Hernando Counties. Citrus County is home to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park most known for its Manatees viewing. 

Citrus County was established in 1887 from Hernando County and named in honor of the citrus fruit. The area was first inhabited by Native Americans who built the Crystal River Indian Mounds. 

Citrus County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
118,085
Population - 2010
141,236
Population - 2015 Est
141,501
Land Area (sq mi)
582
Water Area (sq mi)
192
Total Area (sq mi)
773
Average Rainfall
51
Temperature - Average High
81
Temperature - Average Low
58

Official Listings

The Citrus County School District serves the cities Crystal River and Inverness and the communities of Beverly Hills, Citrus Springs, Floral City, Hernando, Holder, Homosassa and Lecanto. Eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, a charter school and two alternative schools are located within Citrus County. Over 15,000 students are served by the school district each day during the school year.

The Citrus County Library system has 5 branches in Beverly Hills, Crystal River, Floral City, Homosassa, and Iverness.

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Nature Coast LIFE is an inclusive homeschooling group for Hernando, Pasco,and Citrus County, Florida (Nature Coast). All are welcome regardless of race, religion(or lack of), lifestyle, or educational philosophy. We believe there are as many different ways of homeschooling as there are homeschoolers.... That we all want the best for our children,that regardless of the path we chose we are richer for the company of each other on the Journey.