Henderson, Nevada Population 2020

330,860
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Henderson is a city located in Nevada. With a 2020 population of 330,860, 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 3.33% annually and its population has increased by 28.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 257,729 in 2010. Spanning over 107 miles, Henderson has a population density of 3,119 people per square mile.

The average household income in Henderson is $99,631 with a poverty rate of 7.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,292 per month, and the median house value is $318,800. The median age in Henderson is 42.2 years, 41.1 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.6 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: 75.53%
  • Asian: 8.25%
  • Black or African American: 5.97%
  • Two or more races: 4.80%
  • Other race: 4.40%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.51%
The current population of Henderson, Nevada is 330,860, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 309,518.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 257,729.

Henderson, Nevada Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,307,32040,6001.76%
20192,266,72040,6001.79%
20182,226,12044,4802.00%
20172,181,64042,8001.96%
20162,138,84042,1201.97%
20152,096,72043,5902.08%
20142,053,13035,9401.75%
20132,017,19027,9701.39%
20121,989,22027,3001.37%
20111,961,9209,3300.48%
20101,952,5900.00%

Henderson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White226,68875.53%
Asian24,7508.25%
Black or African American17,9035.97%
Two or More Races14,4094.80%
Some Other Race13,2004.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6480.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5180.51%
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Henderson Population by Race

Henderson Population Pyramid 2020

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Henderson Median Age

42.2


Total

41.1


Male

43.5


Female

Henderson Adults

There are 235,944 adults, (58,335 of whom are seniors) in Henderson.

Henderson Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson Sex Ratio

Female

152,636

50.86%

Male

147,480

49.14%

Henderson Population by Age

Henderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Henderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
All64.1%35.9%
Male57%43%
Non Family52.2%47.8%
Female48.9%51.1%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Henderson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All116,1232.5764.1
Married57,9663.1976.2
Non Family40,5031.352.2
Female12,0873.4548.9
Male5,5673.557

3.17

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Henderson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1521.91%
9th to 12th Grade9,2554.27%
High School Graduate55,91325.77%
Some College55,78025.71%
Associates Degree19,4878.98%
Bachelors Degree44,75720.63%
Graduate Degree27,62612.73%
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Henderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White148,690142,11050,713
Hispanic29,54624,7585,996
Asian18,78617,6849,937
Black12,85312,2903,229
Other Race8,3656,4151,343
Multiple Races6,2485,8022,208
Native American1,126922177
Islander1,003974266

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.11%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.90%.

Henderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,749$53,582$39,801
Less Than High School$32,823$38,308$26,542
High School Grad$35,841$40,866$30,893
Some College$42,008$50,381$36,107
Bachelors Degree$56,504$71,396$45,961
Graduate Degree$72,453$92,466$62,575

$45,749

Average Earnings

$53,582

Average Male

$39,801

Average Female

Henderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson Language by Age

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Henderson Language

82.17% of Henderson residents speak only English, while 17.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.45% of the population.

Henderson Language

Henderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White192,43212,8456.68%
Hispanic49,9864,6979.40%
Black17,7083,00416.96%
Asian24,6522,2138.98%
Other13,0301,73713.33%
Multiple14,3151,0087.04%
Native1,62723414.38%
Islander1,50723415.53%

7.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.29%

Male Poverty Rate

8.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson is Black, with 16.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson is White, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.23%.

Henderson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School12.55%
High School8.88%
Some College7.31%
Bachelors or Greater4.86%

Henderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed27.05%
Female Unemployed26.36%
Female Employed4.24%
Male Employed2.72%

Henderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,147$99,631
Families$88,066$115,431
Married Families$100,715$127,290
Non Families$47,233$66,301
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Income by Household Type

Henderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 Marital Status

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24,146

Number of Veterans

21,923

Male Veterans

2,223

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,345
First Gulf War5,455
Second Gulf War4,246
Korea1,729
World War II447

Henderson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 746,945
35 to 545,511
75+5,411
55 to 644,657
18 to 341,622

Henderson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White19,89010.97%
Hispanic2,2016.42%
Black2,03114.27%
Asian9684.79%
2 or More5557.48%
Other3743.82%
Hawaiian19117.43%
Indian13710.64%

Henderson Veterans by Race

Henderson Veterans by Education

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6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson Veterans by Education

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61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.8%

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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22.53%

Born in Nevada

87.08%

Native Born

12.92%

Foreign Born

4.06%

Non Citizen

8.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.08% of Henderson residents were born in the United States, with 22.53% having been born in Nevada. 4.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Henderson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020330,86010,6713.33%
2019320,18910,6713.45%
2018309,51810,2043.41%
2017299,3149,8343.40%
2016289,4807,3132.59%
2015282,1677,9122.88%
2014274,2555,9812.23%
2013268,2744,9961.90%
2012263,2784,5261.75%
2011258,7521,3000.50%
2010257,45282,0713.91%
2000175,381110,43910.44%
199064,94240,57910.30%
198024,3637,9684.04%
197016,3953,8702.73%
196012,5250.00%

Henderson Population by Year