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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hendersonwas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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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.