Hendersonville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hendersonville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hendersonville had a population of 14,342 as of July 1, 2016. Hendersonville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hendersonville is located at latitude 35.3233 and longitude -82.4574 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hendersonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,159 feet.

The City of Hendersonville (GNIS ID: 2404685) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hendersonville is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hendersonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 14,342
Population in Households 13,833
Population in Familes 9,878
Population in Group Qrtrs 509
Population Density1 2,013
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,946
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 3,664
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,599 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,348 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,337 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $177,992
Average Home Value $218,521


Median Household Income $40,674
Average Household Income $57,593
Per Capita Income $26,826
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.41% 1.33%
Households 1.18% 1.3%
Families 2.65% 1.15%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Hendersonville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hendersonville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 68 91st
Population Density1 # 34 96th
Diversity Index2 # 320 57th
Median Household Income # 354 52nd
Per Capita Income # 195 74th

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