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Henderson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Vance County at latitude 36.3254 and longitude -78.4156. Vance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Henderson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Henderson, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Henderson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Lonesome Valley.

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Henderson, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 14,782
Population in Households 14,282
Population in Familes 11,117
Population in Group Qrtrs 500
Population Density1 1,738
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 5,944
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 3,612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,451 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,493 (48.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,196 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $104,406
Average Home Value $147,297


Median Household Income $25,536
Average Household Income $39,120
Per Capita Income $15,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.91% -0.55%
Households -0.85% -0.54%
Families -1.0% -0.71%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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, 2014 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 # 61 92nd
Population Density1 # 49 94th
Diversity Index2 # 244 67th
Median Household Income # 703 5th
Per Capita Income # 651 12th

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