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Masaryktown, Florida
Historic Plaque on the corner of US 41 & Wilson Boulevard in Masaryktown.
Historic Plaque on the corner of US 41 & Wilson Boulevard in Masaryktown.
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Location in Hernando County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Hernando
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 62 ft (19 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 920
 • Density 836.4/sq mi (340.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 34604
Area code(s) 352
FIPS code 12-43400
GNIS feature ID 0286497

Masaryktown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Hernando County, Florida, United States. The population was 920 at the 2000 census. It is named after the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.


Masaryktown is located at 28°26′30″N 82°27′38″W / 28.44167°N 82.46056°W / 28.44167; -82.46056 (28.441708, -82.460633).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all land.


Masaryktown was founded in 1924 and named after Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, the first President and founder of Czechoslovakia.


As of the census of 2000, there were 920 people, 379 households, and 264 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 868.7 people per square mile (335.1/km²). There were 431 housing units at an average density of 407.0/sq mi (157.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.43% White, 0.33% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 2.17% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.63% of the population.

There were 379 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $35,524, and the median income for a family was $37,585. Males had a median income of $30,446 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,686. About 13.3% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

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