Henderson, North Carolina Population 2024

14,770

Henderson is a city located in Vance County North Carolina. Henderson has a 2024 population of 14,770. It is also the county seat of Vance County.Henderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -1.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,058 in 2020.

The average household income in Henderson is $53,730 with a poverty rate of 26.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Henderson is 35.8 years, 33.1 years for males, and 37.3 years for females.

Henderson Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 63.15%
  • White: 27.09%
  • Two or more races: 4.87%
  • Other race: 3.96%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,735.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.91% (-288)
The current population of Henderson, North Carolina is 14,770 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,058.

Henderson, North Carolina Population 2024

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Henderson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,47163.15%
White4,06327.09%
Two or more races7304.87%
Other race5943.96%
Asian1090.73%
Native American300.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

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

35.8

Total

33.1

Male

37.3

Female

Henderson Adults

There are 11,196 adults, (2,305 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female8,54356.96%
Male6,45443.04%

Henderson Population by Age

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,8322.493763
Non Family2,3371.172773
Female1,8303.2930.969.1
Married1,3223.2962.137.9
Male3434.2141.158.9
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3.28

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

37.0%

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,674

Average Earnings

$32,645

Average Male

$30,207

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

90.51% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 9.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.09% of the population.

Henderson Language

Henderson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,2743,13633.81%
Hispanic1,48040127.09%
White3,5522968.33%
Other59424741.58%
Multiple701415.85%
Native301653.33%
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26.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.04%

Male Poverty Rate

29.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Native, with 53.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Multiple, with 5.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.98%.

Henderson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.7%
High School25.38%
Some College17.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.16%
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Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed71.61%
Male Unemployed29.85%
Female Employed21.94%
Male Employed3.16%
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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

25.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.6%

Male Marriage Rate

21.8%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Henderson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Henderson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

541

Number of Veterans

497

Male Veterans

44

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

18.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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

68.34%

Born in Henderson

93.57%

Native Born

6.43%

Foreign Born

4.65%

Non Citizen

1.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.57% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 68.34% having been born in North Carolina. 4.65% 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
202914,640-26-0.18%
202814,666-26-0.18%
202714,692-26-0.18%
202614,718-26-0.18%
202514,744-26-0.18%
202414,770-26-0.18%
202314,796-26-0.18%
202214,822-26-0.18%
202114,848-210-1.39%
202015,058-68-0.45%
201915,126-51-0.34%
201815,1771060.7%
201715,071-95-0.63%
201615,166-65-0.43%
201515,231-34-0.22%
201415,265-34-0.22%
201315,299-138-0.89%
201215,437-85-0.55%
201115,522-15-0.1%
201015,537-558-3.47%
200016,0954402.81%
199015,6552,13315.77%
198013,522-374-2.69%
197013,8961,1569.07%
196012,7401,74415.86%
195010,9963,34943.79%
19407,6471,30220.52%
19306,3451,12321.51%
19205,22271915.97%
19104,50375720.21%
19003,746-445-10.62%
18904,191
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Henderson Population by Year