Henderson, Nevada Population 2018

Henderson is a city in Nevada. It is located in Clark County and is approximately 16 miles away from Las Vegas. Henderson is the state’s second most populous city was a population of 292,969 people. The city has in the past been named one of the safest cities in the country, as well as one of the best cities to live in. Henderson is a thriving city that offers many opportunities and attractions, as well as its close proximity to Nevada’s most exciting city.

Henderson History

The Henderson township was established during World War II. It served as a supplier of magnesium that was used for airplane parts. Once the war was over, however, Henderson’s future was in jeopardy. Magnesium was no longer needed, and employees that worked in the industry – about 14,000 – relocated to other areas. Most of the homes became vacant as people moved away, while school enrollment dropped dramatically as children left with their families.

However, legislators acted to prevent Henderson from becoming war surplus property and incorporated it as a city in 1953. At the time of its incorporation, the city had a population of 7,410 people. Once it was designated as a city, it began to expand – both in size and population.

The city continued to grow but it also had its dark times, particularly the explosion of the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada, which caused extensive damage to buildings and also killed two and injured hundreds. Following the explosion, however, Henderson began to develop even further, erecting office buildings at the site of the former factory. In recent years, the city has opened many businesses that bring in visitors and residents. This includes concert venues, restaurants and casino resorts. The city also has miles of hiking trails, gardens, shopping centers, and other attractions.

Henderson Demographics

The city of Henderson has a population of 292,969 according to recent estimates. The last official population was recorded as 257,729 during the 2010 census. The total area of the city is over 107 square miles, with a population density of 2,400 residents per square mile.

Over three-quarters of Henderson’s population is White. Over 5% of residents are Black, 7.2% are Asian, and 4.8% are Mixed. The respective populations of Native Americans and Pacific Islanders are less than 1%. Over one-quarter of the population is under age 18. The largest age group is 24 to 44, which makes up over 32% of the total population. Over 10% of the population is at least 65 years old. The city’s median age is 36, and there are slightly more females than males residing in Henderson.

About 5.6% of the population lives under the federal poverty line. The city also has the 7th highest per-capita income in the country. Henderson has twice been ranked as one of the safest cities in the country, and it was also named one of the best cities in America by Bloomberg Businessweek. The top employer is the City of Henderson, which has almost 3,000 employees. St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino and the M Resort are also top employers that employ thousands of residents.

Henderson Population Growth

Though it has a very short history, Henderson’s population has grown substantially since it was designated as a city. The population grew almost four times between 1950 and 1960, while continuing to post growth through every census following. The population in 1990 had not even hit 65,000, but was up to 175,381 by the time of the next census. The current population reflects growth of over 13% since the last census taken in 2010, showing that this city is only going to continue to grow well into the future.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017302,53910,5343.61%
2016292,0057,9182.79%
2015284,0878,1672.96%
2014275,9206,3912.37%
2013269,5295,2421.98%
2012264,2874,8531.87%
2011259,4341,8670.72%
2010257,56782,1863.92%
2000175,381110,43910.44%
199064,94240,57910.30%
198024,3637,9684.04%
197016,3953,8702.73%
196012,5250.00%

Henderson Population in 2018Source: By SarekOfVulcan [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
White219,844
Asian22,907
Black or African American15,435
Two or More Races12,358
Some Other Race11,831
American Indian and Alaska Native1,245
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,197

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Henderson Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Henderson Median Age

42.2


Total

41.1


Male

43.3


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 224,192 adults, (53,081 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

31

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

145,064

50.93%

Male

139,753

49.07%

Henderson Households and Families

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Henderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All62.5%37.5%
Male55%45%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female45%55%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Henderson Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All110,5692.5662.5
Married55,0123.1975.4
Non Family39,2581.2850.4
Female11,3283.5645
Male4,9713.3855

3.18

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Henderson Households

Henderson Education

Henderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,0842.00%
9th to 12th Grade9,8214.81%
High School Graduate53,79126.33%
Some College54,34626.60%
Associates Degree17,4628.55%
Bachelors Degree40,61619.88%
Graduate Degree24,19811.84%

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White144,880137,32346,840
Hispanic26,01621,3424,229
Asian17,14216,2389,156
Black10,74610,2923,005
Other Race7,3325,5391,045
Multiple Races5,1964,8311,631
Islander81379275
Native American80964099

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 53.41%.

Henderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,029$50,755$35,864
Less Than High School$29,533$35,678$25,131
High School Grad$32,724$40,134$27,736
Some College$39,659$47,917$33,232
Bachelors Degree$51,752$64,250$43,514
Graduate Degree$69,262$88,821$57,285

$42,029

Average Earnings

$50,755

Average Male

$35,864

Average Female

Henderson Language

Henderson Language by Age

Henderson Language

82.31% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 17.69% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.01% of the population.

Henderson Poverty

Henderson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White189,78313,7857.26%
Hispanic44,0015,05211.48%
Black15,2553,48522.84%
Asian22,8331,9718.63%
Multiple12,2791,55212.64%
Other11,6541,43512.31%
Islander1,18527222.95%
Native1,21620917.19%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.06%

Male Poverty Rate

10.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Islander, with 22.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is White, with 7.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.13%.

Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.14%
High School10.34%
Some College6.90%
Bachelors or Greater5.30%

Henderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed31.19%
Female Unemployed27.24%
Female Employed5.30%
Male Employed3.31%

Henderson Income

Henderson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,939$88,822
Families$79,813$102,566
Married Families$91,313$113,903
Non Families$42,805$60,143

Henderson Marital Status

Henderson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson Married by Age and Sex

Henderson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Henderson Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Henderson Veterans

Henderson Veterans by War

24,314

Number of Veterans

21,983

Male Veterans

2,331

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,876
First Gulf War4,966
Second Gulf War3,483
Korea2,056
World War II625

Henderson Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 747,403
35 to 545,446
75+5,350
55 to 644,436
18 to 341,679

Henderson Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White20,91811.87%
Hispanic1,8215.93%
Black1,49112.31%
Asian9064.85%
2 or More4216.68%
Other3163.63%
Indian15115.95%
Hawaiian11112.21%

Henderson Veterans by Education

6.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Employment Status

Henderson Employment by Age

62.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson Employment by Race

Henderson Employment by Education

Henderson Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

22.21%

Born in Nevada

87.33%

Native Born

12.67%

Foreign Born

4.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.33% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 22.21% having been born in Nevada. 4.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.