Henderson County NC Information


Henderson County Subdivisions

Henderson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 115,680
Population in Households 114,369
Population in Familes 92,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,311
Population Density1 310
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 48,353
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 31,940
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 57,861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,220 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,133 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,508 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $214,540
Average Home Value $258,463


Median Household Income $47,033
Average Household Income $64,644
Per Capita Income $27,294
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.33%
Households 1.0% 1.22%
Families 0.84% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Henderson County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 75th
Population Density1 # 15 86th
Diversity Index2 # 72 29th
Median Household Income # 22 79th
Per Capita Income # 17 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.