South Henderson, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Henderson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The South Henderson Census Designated Place had a population of 1,184 as of July 1, 2016. South Henderson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for South Henderson is located at latitude 36.3035 and longitude -78.4053 in Vance County. The formal boundaries for the South Henderson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Vance County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The South Henderson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402872) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The South Henderson Census Designated Place is located within Township of Henderson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Vance County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Henderson 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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South Henderson Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map

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


Total Population 1,184
Population in Households 1,164
Population in Familes 959
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 640
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 436
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 307
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 530 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $46,296
Average Home Value $71,875


Median Household Income $31,007
Average Household Income $43,026
Per Capita Income $16,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.0% -0.67%
Households -0.99% -0.7%
Families -1.39% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

South Henderson, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South 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 # 411 45th
Population Density1 # 386 48th
Diversity Index2 # 40 95th
Median Household Income # 608 18th
Per Capita Income # 661 11th

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