Henderson, Nevada Population 2022

329,586
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Henderson is a city located in Clark County Nevada. With a 2020 population of 329,586, it is the 2nd largest city in Nevada and the 57th largest city in the United States. Henderson is currently growing at a rate of 1.85% annually and its population has increased by 3.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 317,610 in 2020. Spanning over 107 miles, Henderson has a population density of 3,107 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $99,631 with a poverty rate of 7.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Henderson is 42.2 years, 41.1 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

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 Hendersonwas:

  • White: 72.18%
  • Asian: 8.73%
  • Two or more races: 6.82%
  • Black or African American: 6.01%
  • Other race: 4.98%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.74%
  • Native American: 0.56%
The current population of Henderson, Nevada is 329,586 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 317,610.

Henderson, Nevada Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Henderson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Henderson Population by Race

Henderson Population Pyramid 2022

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Henderson Median Age

43


Total

42.1


Male

43.6


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 244,601 adults, (62,807 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

156,503

50.49%

Male

153,452

49.51%

Henderson Population by Age

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson Household Types

64.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Henderson Households and Families

3.13

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Henderson Households by Type

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Henderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 95.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.00%.

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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$46,286

Average Earnings

$55,432

Average Male

$39,761

Average Female

Henderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson Language by Age

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Henderson Language

81.20% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 18.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.96% of the population.

Henderson Language

Henderson Poverty by Race

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7.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.06%

Male Poverty Rate

8.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Native, with 23.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Multiple, with 5.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.86%.

Henderson Poverty

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Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Henderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Henderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.0%

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 Marital Status

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25,690

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Henderson Veterans by War

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Henderson Veterans by Age

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Henderson Veterans by Race

Henderson Veterans by Education

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5.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson Employment by Age

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Henderson Employment by Race

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Henderson Employment by Education

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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21.86%

Born in Henderson

86.35%

Native Born

13.65%

Foreign Born

4.34%

Non Citizen

9.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.35% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 21.86% having been born in Nevada. 4.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Henderson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Henderson Population by Year