Henderson County, North Carolina Population 2021

Henderson County, North Carolina's estimated population is 119,251 with a growth rate of 0.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Henderson County, North Carolina is the 27th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 106,891 and has seen a growth of 11.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021119,2519170.77%
2020118,3349170.78%
2019117,4179170.79%
2018116,5001,2841.11%
2017115,2161,6331.44%
2016113,5831,7361.55%
2015111,8471,5891.44%
2014110,2581,3791.27%
2013108,8791,1111.03%
2012107,7683980.37%
2011107,3704790.45%
2010106,89137,60654.28%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.77% (917)
County Website
Founded
December 15, 1838
County Seat
2010 Population
106,891
Growth Since 2010
11.56% (12,360)
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Henderson County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White104,80991.21%
Black or African American4,0023.48%
Some Other Race2,2681.97%
Two or More Races1,8721.63%
Asian1,5371.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native4250.37%
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Henderson County, North Carolina Population by Race

Henderson County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Henderson County, North Carolina Median Age

47.4


Total

45.8


Male

49


Female

Henderson County, North Carolina Adults

There are 92,852 adults, (29,232 of whom are seniors) in Henderson County, North Carolina.

Henderson County, North Carolina Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Henderson County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

59,670

51.93%

Male

55,243

48.07%

Henderson County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Henderson County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female52.5%47.5%
Non Family60%40%
Male61%39%
All73.3%26.7%
Married86.5%13.5%

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Henderson County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All49,2212.3173.3
Married25,9912.8886.5
Non Family17,1721.260
Female4,4442.9952.5
Male1,6142.9461

2.83

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Henderson County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,7583.23%
9th to 12th Grade5,8606.85%
High School Graduate20,64924.15%
Some College20,24023.67%
Associates Degree8,80710.30%
Bachelors Degree17,55320.53%
Graduate Degree9,63211.27%
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Henderson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Henderson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White74,89769,39425,388
Hispanic5,8503,551825
Black2,6872,231324
Asian1,121963459
Other Race96448788
2+ Races760671224
Native American26623413

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.95%.

Henderson County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,558$41,002$31,124
Less Than 9th Grade$19,806$21,374$16,635
High School Graduate$30,003$35,637$23,833
Some College$35,672$43,536$29,213
Bachelors Degree$41,624$50,628$37,951
Graduate Degree$54,919$63,622$52,500

$35,558

Average Earnings

$41,002

Average Male

$31,124

Average Female

Henderson County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Henderson County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Henderson County, North Carolina Language

89.94% of Henderson County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.47% of the population.

Henderson County, North Carolina Language

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White94,4278,1648.65%
Hispanic11,4173,21028.12%
Other2,14867331.33%
Black3,78561516.25%
Multiple1,87230916.51%
Asian1,53715610.15%
Native42410.24%

10.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

11.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina is Other, with 31.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Henderson County, North Carolina is Native, with 0.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.25%.

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.19%
High School10.07%
Some College8.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.76%
Male Unemployed23.21%
Male Employed6.13%
Female Employed5.66%

Henderson County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Henderson County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,945$72,983
Families$71,907$86,567
Married Families$77,757$95,188
Non Families$32,288$44,778
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Income by Household Type

Henderson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Henderson County, North Carolina Marital Status

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9,098

Number of Veterans

8,432

Male Veterans

666

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam3,768
First Gulf War1,369
Second Gulf War1,049
Korea944
World War II477

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+3,072
65 to 742,792
35 to 541,350
55 to 641,304
18 to 34580

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8,75010.16%
Black2267.30%
Hispanic1802.54%
2+ Races707.70%
Other Race413.53%
Asian110.92%

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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4.91%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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57.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Henderson County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Henderson County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Henderson County, North Carolina 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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46.12%

Born in Henderson County, North Carolina

92.67%

Native Born

7.33%

Foreign Born

4.42%

Non Citizen

2.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.67% of Henderson County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 46.12% having been born in North Carolina. 4.42% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Henderson County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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