Henderson, Kentucky Population 2024

27,181

Henderson is a city located in Henderson County Kentucky. Henderson has a 2024 population of 27,181. It is also the county seat of Henderson County.Henderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.94% annually and its population has decreased by -3.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,133 in 2020.

The average household income in Henderson is $63,221 with a poverty rate of 20.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Henderson is 40.1 years, 37.9 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Henderson Demographics

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

  • White: 81.88%
  • Black or African American: 10.86%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Other race: 2%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
16.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,686.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.38% (-952)
The current population of Henderson, Kentucky is 27,181 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,133.

Henderson, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White23,06381.88%
Black or African American3,06010.86%
Two or more races1,2894.58%
Other race5632%
Asian1240.44%
Native American630.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.01%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Henderson Population by Race

Henderson Population Pyramid 2024

Henderson Median Age

40.1

Total

37.9

Male

41.5

Female

Henderson Adults

There are 21,899 adults, (5,108 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female14,86352.77%
Male13,30347.23%

Henderson Population by Age

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,1332.2253.446.6
Married5,1192.8869.630.4
Non Family4,9851.1444.855.2
Female1,5013.3726.473.6
Male5282.7253.246.8
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2.92

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

53.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Henderson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Henderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.92%.

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,670

Average Earnings

$45,414

Average Male

$33,125

Average Female

Henderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Henderson Language

96.82% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 3.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.19% of the population.

Henderson Language

Henderson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,5763,93118.22%
Black2,8951,21141.83%
Hispanic1,17528023.83%
Multiple1,24718915.16%
Other5639416.7%
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20.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.42%

Male Poverty Rate

23.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Black, with 41.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Multiple, with 15.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.06%.

Henderson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.11%
High School19.34%
Some College15.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.15%
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Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed41.42%
Female Unemployed25.56%
Female Employed10.28%
Male Employed6.6%
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Henderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Henderson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Henderson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Henderson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,205

Number of Veterans

1,042

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

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Henderson Veterans by War

count

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Henderson Veterans by Age

count

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Henderson Veterans by Race

Henderson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Henderson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Henderson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.48%

Born in Henderson

98.08%

Native Born

1.92%

Foreign Born

0.7%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.08% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 64.48% having been born in Kentucky. 0.7% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202925,891-258-0.99%
202826,149-258-0.98%
202726,407-258-0.97%
202626,665-258-0.96%
202526,923-258-0.95%
202427,181-258-0.94%
202327,439-258-0.93%
202227,697-258-0.92%
202127,955-178-0.63%
202028,133-127-0.45%
201928,260-197-0.69%
201828,457-246-0.86%
201728,703-234-0.81%
201628,937-33-0.11%
201528,970-34-0.12%
201429,004180.06%
201328,986-49-0.17%
201229,035430.15%
201128,992400.14%
201028,9521,5795.77%
200027,3731,4285.5%
199025,9451,1114.47%
198024,8341,8588.09%
197022,9766,08436.02%
196016,892550.33%
195016,8373,67727.94%
194013,1601,49212.79%
193011,668-501-4.12%
192012,1697176.26%
191011,4521,18011.49%
190010,2721,43716.26%
18908,8353,47064.68%
18805,3651,19428.63%
18704,171
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Henderson Population by Year