Henderson, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Henderson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 14,775 as of July 1, 2015. Henderson 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 Henderson is located at latitude 36.3254 and longitude -78.4156 in Vance County. The formal boundaries for the City of Henderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Vance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Henderson (GNIS ID: 2404683) 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 Henderson is located within Township of Henderson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Henderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Lonesome Valley.

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Henderson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 14,775
Population in Households 14,268
Population in Familes 11,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 507
Population Density1 1,737
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 5,943
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,611
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,416 (33.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,527 (49.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,227 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $98,242
Average Home Value $129,451


Median Household Income $27,392
Average Household Income $41,162
Per Capita Income $16,584
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.75% -0.45%
Households -0.69% -0.43%
Families -0.82% -0.57%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.33%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 62 92nd
Population Density1 # 49 94th
Diversity Index2 # 256 66th
Median Household Income # 689 7th
Per Capita Income # 618 17th

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