Henderson, Nevada Population 2020

330,084
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Henderson is a city located in Nevada. With a 2020 population of 330,084, it is the 2nd largest city in Nevada (after Las Vegas) and the 59th largest city in the United States. Henderson is currently growing at a rate of 3.07% annually and its population has increased by 28.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 257,729 in 2010. Spanning over 107 miles, Henderson has a population density of 3,112 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $93,056 with a poverty rate of 8.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,226 per month, and the median house value is $293,500. The median age in Henderson is 42.2 years, 41 years for males, and 43.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Henderson is located in Clark County and is approximately 16 miles away from Las Vegas. The city has in the past been named one of the safest cities in the country, as well as one of the best cities to live. Henderson is a thriving city that offers many opportunities and attractions, as well as its proximity to Nevada’s most exciting city.

About 5.6% of the population lives under the federal poverty line. The city also has the 7th highest per-capita income in the country. Henderson has twice been ranked as one of the safest cities in the country, and it was also named one of the best cities in America by Bloomberg Businessweek. The top employer is the City of Henderson, which has almost 3,000 employees. St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino and the M Resort are also top employers that employ thousands of residents.

Henderson Population Growth

Though it has a very short history, Henderson’s population has grown substantially since it was designated as a city. The population grew almost four times between 1950 and 1960 while continuing to post growth through every census following. The population in 1990 had not even hit 65,000 but was up to 175,381 by the time of the next poll. The current population reflects a growth of over 13% since the last census taken in 2010, showing that this city is only going to continue to grow well into the future.

The Henderson township was established during World War II. It served as a supplier of magnesium that was used for airplane parts. Once the war was over, however, Henderson’s future was in jeopardy. Magnesium was no longer needed, and employees that worked in the industry – about 14,000 – relocated to other areas. Most of the homes became vacant as people moved away, while school enrollment dropped dramatically as children left with their families.

However, legislators acted to prevent Henderson from becoming war surplus property and incorporated it as a city in 1953. At the time of its incorporation, the city had a population of 7,410 people. Once it was designated as a city, it began to expand – both in size and population.

The city continued to grow, but it also had its dark times, particularly the explosion of the Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada, which caused extensive damage to buildings and also killed two and injured hundreds. Following the explosion, however, Henderson began to develop even further, erecting office buildings at the site of the former factory. In recent years, the city has opened many businesses that bring in visitors and residents. This includes concert venues, restaurants and casino resorts. The city also has miles of hiking trails, gardens, shopping centers, and other attractions.

Henderson Demographics

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

  • White: 76.09%
  • Asian: 7.83%
  • Black or African American: 5.73%
  • Two or more races: 4.77%
  • Other race: 4.64%
  • Native American: 0.50%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.45%
The current population of Henderson, Nevada is 330,084, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 310,390.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 257,729.

Henderson, Nevada Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,328,32048,3402.08%
20192,279,98048,3302.12%
20182,231,65048,3402.17%
20172,183,31042,7601.96%
20162,140,55042,4501.98%
20152,098,10043,8402.09%
20142,054,26036,2601.77%
20132,018,00028,3101.40%
20121,989,69027,6801.39%
20111,962,0109,3700.48%
20101,952,6400.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White221,67476.09%
Asian22,8077.83%
Black or African American16,6985.73%
Two or More Races13,8864.77%
Some Other Race13,5304.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4480.50%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,3030.45%
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Henderson Population Pyramid 2020

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Henderson Median Age

42.2


Total

41


Male

43.6


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 229,327 adults, (55,628 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

67.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

148,359

50.92%

Male

142,987

49.08%

Henderson Households and Families

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
All62.7%37.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family50.6%49.4%
Female45.3%54.7%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All113,9012.5462.7
Married56,3253.1575.9
Non Family39,6941.2950.6
Female12,2923.4745.3
Male5,5903.3455.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Henderson Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1972.00%
9th to 12th Grade9,3734.48%
High School Graduate54,72026.13%
Some College54,71426.13%
Associates Degree18,2958.74%
Bachelors Degree41,90420.01%
Graduate Degree26,20212.51%
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Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White146,426139,26448,775
Hispanic27,92123,2185,228
Asian17,18916,2208,838
Black11,86311,4143,257
Other Race8,2736,3341,284
Multiple Races5,8435,3811,983
Native American938764117
Islander828809118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.42%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,763$52,191$37,595
Less Than High School$31,693$37,039$27,036
High School Grad$34,955$40,655$29,684
Some College$40,958$48,377$35,089
Bachelors Degree$53,746$68,816$44,300
Graduate Degree$71,610$91,066$60,489

$43,763

Average Earnings

$52,191

Average Male

$37,595

Average Female

Henderson Language

Henderson Language by Age

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Henderson Language

82.27% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 17.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.45% of the population.

Henderson Poverty

Henderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White191,28912,9616.78%
Hispanic47,1605,40111.45%
Black16,5113,29119.93%
Asian22,7262,0459.00%
Other13,3451,98414.87%
Multiple13,8081,3019.42%
Native1,42523716.63%
Islander1,29116712.94%

8.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.54%

Male Poverty Rate

9.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Black, with 19.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is White, with 6.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.33%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School14.22%
High School9.12%
Some College7.05%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.00%
Male Unemployed29.28%
Female Employed5.06%
Male Employed3.13%

Henderson Income

Henderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,940$93,056
Families$83,247$107,159
Married Families$94,611$118,903
Non Families$44,255$62,904
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Henderson Marital Status

Henderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Henderson Marital Status by Race

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Henderson Veterans

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23,938

Number of Veterans

21,698

Male Veterans

2,240

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,687
First Gulf War5,017
Second Gulf War3,527
Korea1,956
World War II546
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 747,225
75+5,472
35 to 545,321
55 to 644,473
18 to 341,447
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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,40411.48%
Hispanic2,0456.24%
Black1,66112.48%
Asian8464.55%
2 or More4646.65%
Other3133.09%
Hawaiian12513.53%
Indian12510.86%

Henderson Veterans by Education

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5.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Employment Status

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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22.27%

Born in Nevada

87.24%

Native Born

12.76%

Foreign Born

4.23%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.24% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 22.27% having been born in Nevada. 4.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020330,0849,8473.07%
2019320,2379,8473.17%
2018310,39010,7593.59%
2017299,6319,8473.40%
2016289,7847,3612.61%
2015282,4237,9492.90%
2014274,4746,0242.24%
2013268,4505,0411.91%
2012263,4094,5751.77%
2011258,8341,3020.51%
2010257,53282,1513.92%
2000175,381110,43910.44%
199064,94240,57910.30%
198024,3637,9684.04%
197016,3953,8702.73%
196012,5250.00%