Henderson, North Carolina Population 2020

14,730

Henderson is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 14,730, it is the 67th largest city in North Carolina and the 2331st largest city in the United States. Henderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.69% annually and its population has decreased by -4.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,368 in 2010. Henderson reached it's highest population of 16,095 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Henderson has a population density of 1,730 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $58,644 with a poverty rate of 30.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $637 per month, and the median house value is $98,200. The median age in Henderson is 36.2 years, 34.3 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.8 males.

Henderson Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.78%
  • White: 28.67%
  • Native American: 2.66%
  • Two or more races: 1.94%
  • Other race: 1.63%
  • Asian: 1.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
The current population of Henderson, North Carolina is 14,730, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,936.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,368.

Henderson, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,1222700.60%
201944,8522700.60%
201844,5822700.61%
201744,312-188-0.42%
201644,500200.04%
201544,480-57-0.13%
201444,537320.07%
201344,505-599-1.35%
201245,104-193-0.43%
201145,297-4-0.01%
201045,3010.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American9,55863.78%
White4,29728.67%
American Indian and Alaska Native3992.66%
Two or More Races2911.94%
Some Other Race2441.63%
Asian1691.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.19%

Henderson Population Pyramid 2020

Henderson Median Age

36.2


Total

34.3


Male

37.7


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 10,958 adults, (2,540 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

8,382

55.93%

Male

6,604

44.07%

Henderson Households and Families

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Henderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All42.8%57.2%
Non Family34.1%65.9%
Male29.9%70.1%
Female25.5%74.5%

42.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6642.5642.8
Non Family2,0971.1134.1
Married1,5603.275.4
Female1,5453.5325.5
Male4623.7429.9

3.25

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Henderson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7758.15%
9th to 12th Grade1,40014.72%
High School Graduate3,22933.96%
Some College1,89319.91%
Associates Degree6346.67%
Bachelors Degree1,08511.41%
Graduate Degree4935.18%

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,7034,215639
White3,0922,598840
Hispanic52435342
Other Race161132
Native American14755
Asian999945
Multiple Races949438

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 asian people with a rate of 45.45%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,307$31,220$22,790
Less Than High School$16,419$20,521$14,766
High School Grad$23,474$27,043$21,429
Some College$22,660$30,128$21,799
Bachelors Degree$41,404$62,240$35,703
Graduate Degree$40,194$40,496$

$26,307

Average Earnings

$31,220

Average Male

$22,790

Average Female

Henderson Language

Henderson Language by Age

Henderson Language

90.99% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 9.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.01% of the population.

Henderson Poverty

Henderson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,3643,53637.76%
White3,62639110.78%
Hispanic1,22839031.76%
Native39924160.40%
Other2445522.54%
Multiple2712810.33%

30.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.31%

Male Poverty Rate

31.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Native, with 60.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Multiple, with 10.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.38%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.54%
High School24.85%
Some College21.48%
Bachelors or Greater6.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed80.44%
Male Unemployed53.99%
Female Employed19.67%
Male Employed6.00%

Henderson Income

Henderson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,145$58,644
Families$43,528$72,190
Married Families$74,779-
Non Families$15,555$28,036

Henderson Marital Status

Henderson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson Married by Age and Sex

Henderson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Henderson Marital Status by Race

Henderson Veterans

667

Number of Veterans

546

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam228
First Gulf War104
Korea72
Second Gulf War49
World War II18
Age Group Veterans
75+173
65 to 74168
55 to 64168
35 to 54158
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
Black3485.11%
White2928.35%
Hispanic274.08%
2 or More2116.67%
Indian63.16%

$Henderson Veterans by Education

11.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Employment Status

54.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

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

70.85%

Born in North Carolina

93.27%

Native Born

6.73%

Foreign Born

5.37%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.27% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 70.85% having been born in North Carolina. 5.37% 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
202014,730-103-0.69%
201914,833-103-0.69%
201814,936610.41%
201714,875-103-0.69%
201614,978-86-0.57%
201515,064-36-0.24%
201415,100-29-0.19%
201315,129-138-0.90%
201215,267-87-0.57%
201115,354-16-0.10%
201015,370-725-0.46%
200016,0954400.28%
199015,6552,1331.48%
198013,522-374-0.27%
197013,8961,1560.87%
196012,7401,7441.48%
195010,9963,3493.70%
19407,6471,3021.88%
19306,3451,1231.97%
19205,2227191.49%
19104,5037571.86%
19003,746-445-1.12%
18904,1910.00%