Citrus Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Citrus County, Florida, United States. The population was 8,622 as of the 2010 census, up from 4,157 in 2000.
Citrus Springs is located in northern Citrus County at 28°59′37″N 82°27′42″W (28.993539, -82.461692). It is bordered by Pine Ridge to the south and Hernando to the east. U.S. Route 41 (North Florida Avenue) runs through the CDP, leading southeast 15 miles (24 km) to Inverness, the Citrus County seat, and north 3 miles (5 km) to Dunnellon in Marion County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Citrus Springs has a total area of 21.2 square miles (54.8 km2); all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,157 people, 1,834 households, and 1,333 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 195.4 people per square mile (75.5/km²). There were 2,003 housing units at an average density of 94.2/sq mi (36.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.70% White, 2.24% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.37% from other races, and 1.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.46% of the population.
There were 1,834 households out of which 20.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families.