Henderson, Kentucky Population 2020

27,994
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Henderson is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 27,994, it is the 13th largest city in Kentucky and the 1359th largest city in the United States. Henderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.78% annually and its population has decreased by -2.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,757 in 2010. Henderson reached it's highest population of 29,020 in 2012. Spanning over 18 miles, Henderson has a population density of 1,736 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $54,408 with a poverty rate of 22.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $120,100. The median age in Henderson is 40.5 years, 37.8 years for males, and 42.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males.

Henderson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Henderson was:

  • White: 83.48%
  • Black or African American: 10.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.62%
  • Other race: 1.58%
  • Asian: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Henderson, Kentucky is 27,994, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,432.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,757.

Henderson, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,04183.48%
Black or African American3,01010.45%
Two or More Races1,0443.62%
Some Other Race4561.58%
Asian1650.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native790.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%
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Henderson Population Pyramid 2020

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Henderson Median Age

40.5


Total

37.8


Male

42.3


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 22,480 adults, (5,165 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

14,994

52.06%

Male

13,806

47.94%

Henderson Households and Families

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.5%29.5%
All49.2%50.8%
Non Family40.7%59.3%
Male33.9%66.1%
Female27.9%72.1%

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,9662.2949.2
Non Family4,8091.1640.7
Married4,439370.5
Female1,9343.2127.9
Male7842.8633.9

2.95

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Henderson Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1185.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,9469.67%
High School Graduate7,09535.25%
Some College4,87724.23%
Associates Degree1,6138.01%
Bachelors Degree2,05110.19%
Graduate Degree1,4297.10%
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Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,04914,5473,134
Black2,1411,854258
Hispanic40519112
Multiple Races28924447
Other Race2389312
Asian12712713
Native American603216
Islander55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 26.67%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,033$36,785$26,304
Less Than High School$23,117$25,000$22,712
High School Grad$25,382$31,172$18,763
Some College$31,400$39,896$26,472
Bachelors Degree$39,643$57,477$34,747
Graduate Degree$51,250$73,426$47,396

$31,033

Average Earnings

$36,785

Average Male

$26,304

Average Female

Henderson Language

Henderson Language by Age

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Henderson Language

96.89% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.02% of the population.

Henderson Poverty

Henderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,6554,44019.60%
Black2,8681,09438.15%
Multiple98046046.94%
Hispanic84422326.42%
Other4505612.44%
Native653960.00%

22.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.53%

Male Poverty Rate

23.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Native, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Other, with 12.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.21%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.73%
High School23.67%
Some College16.35%
Bachelors or Greater6.75%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.72%
Male Unemployed26.01%
Female Employed10.44%
Male Employed9.26%

Henderson Income

Henderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,183$54,408
Families$53,568$68,985
Married Families$68,105$85,336
Non Families$20,090$29,974
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Henderson Marital Status

Henderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson Married by Age and Sex

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Henderson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Henderson Marital Status by Race

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Henderson Veterans

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1,745

Number of Veterans

1,648

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam626
First Gulf War470
Second Gulf War268
Korea111
World War II92
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54579
65 to 74503
75+353
55 to 64241
18 to 3469
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4367.53%
Black2148.54%
Other4315.47%
2 or More369.68%
Indian1626.67%

Henderson Veterans by Education

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10.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Employment Status

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54.9%

Labor Force Participation

52%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.79%

Born in Kentucky

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

1.01%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.18% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 63.79% having been born in Kentucky. 1.01% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,994-219-0.78%
201928,213-219-0.77%
201828,432-283-0.99%
201728,715-219-0.76%
201628,934-24-0.08%
201528,958-27-0.09%
201428,985160.06%
201328,969-51-0.18%
201229,020460.16%
201128,974250.09%
201028,9491,5760.56%
200027,3731,4280.54%
199025,9451,1110.44%
198024,8341,8580.78%
197022,9766,0843.12%
196016,892550.03%
195016,8373,6772.49%
194013,1601,4921.21%
193011,668-501-0.42%
192012,1697170.61%
191011,4521,1801.09%
190010,2721,4371.52%
18908,8353,4705.11%
18805,3651,1942.55%
18704,1710.00%