Henderson is a city located in Clark County, 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.