Henderson County, North Carolina Population 2020

Henderson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 119,330 with a growth rate of 1.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Henderson County, North Carolina is the 26th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020119,3301,2911.09%
2019118,0391,2911.11%
2018116,7481,2911.12%
2017115,4571,7341.52%
2016113,7231,7971.61%
2015111,9261,6561.50%
2014110,2701,3851.27%
2013108,8851,1171.04%
2012107,7684090.38%
2011107,3594720.44%
2010106,88737,60254.27%
199069,28510,70518.27%
198058,58015,77636.86%
197042,8046,64118.36%
196036,1635,24216.95%
195030,9214,87218.70%
194026,0492,64511.30%
193023,4045,15628.26%
192018,2481,98612.21%
191016,2622,15815.30%
190014,1041,51512.03%
189012,5892,30822.45%
188010,2812,57533.42%
18707,706-2,742-26.24%
186010,4483,59552.46%
18506,8531,72433.61%
18405,1290.00%

Henderson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White103,13090.76%
Black or African American3,7613.31%
Some Other Race2,8082.47%
Two or More Races1,9261.70%
Asian1,5261.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native3230.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1510.13%

Henderson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Henderson County, North Carolina Median Age

47.1


Total

45.6


Male

48.8


Female

Henderson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 91,623 adults, (28,504 of whom are seniors) in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Henderson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

80

Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

58,901

51.84%

Male

54,724

48.16%

Henderson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Henderson County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Henderson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All72.5%27.5%
Male67.5%32.5%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female50.4%49.6%

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All48,2812.3272.5
Married25,2912.986
Non Family16,9701.1958.6
Female4,4483.1450.4
Male1,5723.0667.5

2.88

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Henderson County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8743.41%
9th to 12th Grade5,6726.74%
High School Graduate20,47824.32%
Some College20,10823.88%
Associates Degree8,3279.89%
Bachelors Degree17,51720.80%
Graduate Degree9,22310.95%

Henderson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White73,89568,62224,927
Hispanic5,7843,472908
Black2,3811,923270
Other Race1,159783179
Asian1,050858407
Multiple Races906713267
Native American20918217
Islander7858

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.76%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,770$39,183$30,136
Less Than High School$17,895$18,550$16,204
High School Grad$27,862$31,554$23,829
Some College$33,544$41,006$28,650
Bachelors Degree$41,795$51,907$36,409
Graduate Degree$53,586$57,061$51,886

$33,770

Average Earnings

$39,183

Average Male

$30,136

Average Female

Henderson County, North Carolina Language

Henderson County, North Carolina Language by Age

Henderson County, North Carolina Language

89.85% of Henderson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.74% of the population.

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White93,5438,2648.83%
Hispanic11,2492,23419.86%
Black3,57171419.99%
Multiple1,91745823.89%
Other2,66231311.76%
Asian1,51922314.68%
Native32210.31%

10.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.06%

Male Poverty Rate

11.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 23.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina is Native, with 0.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.74%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.21%
High School10.74%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.50%
Male Unemployed24.18%
Male Employed6.09%
Female Employed5.52%

Henderson County, North Carolina Income

Henderson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$52,815$68,798
Families$67,437$82,043
Married Families$75,380$90,235
Non Families$30,418$42,313

Henderson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Henderson County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Henderson County, North Carolina 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 County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans

9,802

Number of Veterans

9,055

Male Veterans

747

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,981
First Gulf War1,529
Second Gulf War1,093
Korea1,034
World War II576
Age Group Veterans
75+3,293
65 to 742,971
35 to 541,565
55 to 641,382
18 to 34591
Name Veterans % of Total
White9,21110.88%
Hispanic3074.39%
Black2478.39%
2 or More17917.41%
Other1318.88%
Asian171.47%
Indian177.46%

$Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Employment Status

56.6%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.58%

Born in North Carolina

92.73%

Native Born

7.27%

Foreign Born

4.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.73% of Henderson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 45.58% having been born in North Carolina. 4.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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