- Inverness, Florida
official_name = Inverness, Florida
imagesize = 250x200px
image_caption = Historic Citrus County Courthouse
mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Location in Citrus County and the state of
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = flag|United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = flag|Florida
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = noflag|Citrus
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 21
area_land_km2 = 18.9
area_water_km2 = 2.1
area_total_sq_mi = 8.1
area_land_sq_mi = 7.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.8
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 6789
population_density_km2 = 323.3
population_density_sq_mi = 838.1
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd = 28 |latm = 50 |lats = 21 |latNS = N
longd = 82 |longm = 20 |longs = 25 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 15
elevation_ft = 49
postal_code = 34450-34453
area_code = 352
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 12-33950GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0284579GR|3
Inverness is a city in Citrus County,
Florida, United States. The population was 6,789 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureauis 7,287 [http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/tables/SUB-EST2004-04-12.xls] . It is the county seatof Citrus CountyGR|6.
Inverness is located at coor dms|28|50|21|N|82|20|25|W|city (28.839076, -82.340353)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.1 square miles (21.0 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (10.12%) is water.
Inverness, Florida was established in 1889. Its original name was Tompkinsville. According to the late historian Mary McRae of Homosassa, Inverness got its name from a lonely Scotsman, far away from his home, who gazed upon the blue waters of the Native American-named Lake Tsala Apoka and thought, “but it looks like Inverness, between the headlands and the lochs’(115) in Scotland. And the beautiful place deserves the name of Inverness.” Inver is a Gaelic word meaning “mouth of the river”, and through the city flows the River Ness, originating from Loch Ness. Since Citrus County lies at the foot of one of the chain of lakes in the Citrus County, Inverness seemed an appropriate name.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,789 people, 3,190 households, and 1,805 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 931.7 people per square mile (359.6/km²). There were 3,635 housing units at an average density of 498.9/sq mi (192.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.83% White, 5.20% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.42% of the population.
There were 3,190 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.60.
In the city the population was spread out with 16.6% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 38.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 55 years. For every 100 females there were 76.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,604, and the median income for a family was $35,342. Males had a median income of $27,255 versus $21,052 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $17,211. About 9.6% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.
Inverness has one sister city:" [http://www.sister-cities.org/icrc/directory/usa/FL Sister Cities Online Directory: Florida, USA] ." " [http://www.sister-cities.org/ Sister Cities International, Inc.] ." Retrieved on
March 23, 2007.]
* [http://www.cityofinvernessonline.com/ City of Inverness] official site
* [http://www.visitcitrus.com/ Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau] Official tourism information.Inverness is also the home of the Cooter Festival, a local festival recognizing a local species of turtle.
The Daily Showwith Jon Stewartrecognized this festival and did a feature of its connotative duality in his show.
* [http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=114932&title=cooters The Daily Show segment,] from December 2, 2004
Dunn, Hampton. Back Home A History Of Citrus County, Florida. Inverness: FL, 1976
Rooks, Justine.” Remember When.” Citrus County Chronicle August 1, 1998.
Hagar, Greg. Personal Interview. 17 Nov. 2007.
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