Citrus County is the only place in the United States where you can swim and interact with manatees. The spring fed rivers in Citrus County attracts hundreds of manatees during the winter months.
Crystal River and Homosassa Springs are popular destinations to interact with manatees. More than 30 springs keep the Crystal River at a steady 72 degrees year round attracting the manatees during cooler months.
Citrus County also borders the Gulf of Mexico and is one of nine (9) counties that make up “Florida’s Nature Coast.” The area is known for its wildlife and nature for bird watching, hunting, nature hiking, boating, snorkeling, and many other water activities.
Citrus County is 587 square miles of land and 189 square miles of water totaling 773 miles. It has two National protected areas: Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge and the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.
Citrus County Table of Contents
Citrus County Map
This map of Citrus County FL shows the county borders the Gulf of Mexico. The Western part of Citrus County is dominated by water with the Crystal River Preserve State Park, Homosassa Springs, and many other springs.
Citrus County is bordered by Levy County, Marion County, Sumter County, and Hernando County
Cities in Citrus County Florida
Citrus County has 2 incorporated cities and 17 unincorporated Cities.
Incorporated Cities in Citrus County, FL.
- Crystal River
Unincorporated Cities and Towns
- Beverly Hills
- Black Diamond
- Citrus Hills
- Citrus Springs
- Floral City
- Homosassa Springs
- Inverness Highlands North
- Inverness Highlands South
- Pine Ridge
- Red Level
- Sugarmill Woods
Former towns in Citrus County
Mannfield (The County’s original seat. Now only a pond and a street remain.)
Jobs and Careers in Citrus County
Known for its naturally beautiful environment and often called the “Nature Coast”, Citrus County’s economy, like many other Florida counties, depends on tourism. One of its biggest advantages in attracting tourists is its abundant water resources with its numerous springs, rivers, and lakes in Citrus County.
More than 80% of the businesses in Citrus County are small businesses but there are also large businesses such as Home Depot, Lowes and Wal-Mart Supercenters within the county. Medical, residential construction, restaurants, and general services represent the leading business activities.
How to Start a Business in Citrus County Florida
Citrus County has a mostly senior population and nearly 33% of its residents are over the age of 65. It is the oldest demographic age of any other county in the State of Florida. The downturn in the economy has forced many retired business and professional people back to work part-time and full-time.
Citrus County’s top 5 major employers:
1. Citrus County School Board
2. Citrus Memorial Hospital
3. Progress Energy
4. Seven Rivers Community Hospital
5. Citrus County Sheriffs Department
Citrus County Resources to Find Jobs
The Citrus County Workforce Connection is a local organization run by local businesses that connects employers and those looking for employment. Workforce Connections plans and coordinates quality employment and training service in Citrus County. The Citrus County Workforce has nearly 1,500 businesses and 30,000 career seekers who receive services through the Workforce Connection every year. Some of their services include recruitment, job training, job fairs and financial incentives.
The Citrus County Workforce Connection
1103 East Inverness Boulevard
Inverness, Florida 34452
Citrus County Workforce Connection Website