Henderson, Kentucky Population 2022

27,825
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Henderson is a city located in Henderson County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Henderson County. With a 2020 population of 27,825, it is the 15th largest city in Kentucky and the 1639th largest city in the United States. Henderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -2.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,469 in 2020. Spanning over 18 miles, Henderson has a population density of 1,726 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $55,926 with a poverty rate of 23.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $687 per month, and the median house value is $119,800. The median age in Henderson is 39.7 years, 38 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Henderson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hendersonwas:

  • White: 82.61%
  • Black or African American: 10.69%
  • Two or more races: 4.16%
  • Other race: 1.71%
  • Asian: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Henderson, Kentucky is 27,825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,469.

Henderson, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Henderson Population by Race

Henderson Population Pyramid 2022

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Henderson Median Age

39.6


Total

36.4


Male

41.1


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 21,851 adults, (4,859 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

14,941

52.48%

Male

13,528

47.52%

Henderson Population by Age

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson Household Types

51.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Henderson Households and Families

2.88

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Henderson Households by Type

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Henderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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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 white people with a rate of 18.66%.

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,543

Average Earnings

$40,771

Average Male

$26,902

Average Female

Henderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson Language by Age

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Henderson Language

97.02% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Henderson Language

Henderson Poverty by Race

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23.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.99%

Male Poverty Rate

24.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Black, with 36.07% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.63%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.59%.

Henderson Poverty

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Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Henderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Henderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

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 Marital Status

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1,431

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Henderson Veterans by War

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Henderson Veterans by Age

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Henderson Veterans by Race

Henderson Veterans by Education

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10.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson Employment by Age

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Henderson Employment by Race

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Henderson Employment by Education

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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64.80%

Born in Henderson

98.26%

Native Born

1.74%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

0.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.26% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 64.80% having been born in Kentucky. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Henderson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Henderson Population by Year