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

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.

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

Citrus County has a large number of diverse and intriguing activities to partake in year round. In addition to the extensive trails, waterways for boating, and playgrounds for the kids, there are several lesser-known activities to explore.

Citrus Memorial Health System is committed to the care and improvement of human life. Their day-to-day mission is to strive to deliver the highest quality and the most cost-effective health care in their community.

This National Historic Landmark is 61 acres of pre-Columbian, Native American lands with burial mounds, temple platform mounds, a plaza area, and a midden. For over 1,600 years, the site served as a ceremonial center for Native Americans and people traveled to the complex from great distances to bury their dead. It's estimated that 7,500 Native Americans may have visited the area every year. Aside from the history, this park is also great for bird watchers and fisherman. 

Crystal River Mall is a small mall in rural Florida. It is anchored by Rural King, a farm supply store. Many of the other storefronts remain vacant, but the Regal Cinema makes the mall worth a visit.

Some of the activities that can be done at Crystal River Preserve State Park include bicycling, fishing, hiking, walking, and running. There are also boat tours available to take visitors through the rarity that is the spring-fed body of water that is the Crystal River to see how it supports the sea and wildlife with it being both fresh and salt water. Boat tours are about one and half hours long for those who are interested. There is a seven-mile loop trail that is away from the simpler trails of the state park that's perfect for those who love to go off the beaten path. 

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.