Henderson is a city located in Clark County Nevada. Henderson has a 2023 population of 328,516. Henderson is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 2.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 319,055 in 2020.
The average household income in Henderson is $108,298 with a poverty rate of 7.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Henderson is 42.3 years, 41.9 years for males, and 42.7 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.
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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Henderson was:
Two or more races
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
Rate of Home Ownership
Less Than 9th Grade
9th to 12th Grade
High School Graduate
High School Graduation Rate
The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 88.61%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50%.
Other Indo-European Languages
Asian and Pacific Island Languages
80.45% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 19.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.39% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Native, with 16.82% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Islander, with 5.45% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.47%.
Overall Marriage Rate
Male Marriage Rate
Female Marriage Rate
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.
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
World War II
Less Than 9th Grade
High School Graduate
Bachelors or Greater
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Henderson
86.72% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 22.04% having been born in Nevada. 4.41% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.