Henderson, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Henderson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 14,914 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Lonesome Valley.

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


Total Population 14,914
Population in Households 14,445
Population in Familes 11,245
Population in Group Qrtrs 469
Population Density1 1,752
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 5,996
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,639
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,435 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,561 (49.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,195 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $113,029
Average Home Value $146,725


Median Household Income $24,857
Average Household Income $40,097
Per Capita Income $16,808
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.25%
Households -0.36% -0.25%
Families -0.5% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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, 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 # 66 91st
Population Density1 # 50 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 254 65th
Median Household Income # 710 4th
Per Capita Income # 638 14th

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