Henderson County NC Information


Henderson County Subdivisions

Henderson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 116,799
Daytime Population: Workers 44,644
Daytime Population: Residents 67,032
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 111,676
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 115,507
Population in Familes 93,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,292
Population Density2 313
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $49,363
Average Household Income $67,639
Per Capita Income $28,890


Total Housing Units 58,662 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,761 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,666 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,235 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $222,097
Average Home Value $266,432


Total Households 49,427
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 32,552
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.25% 1.24%
Households 1.16% 1.18%
Families 0.99% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.47%


Henderson County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 26 75th
Population Density # 15 86th
Diversity Index # 72 28th
Median Household Income # 20 81st
Per Capita Income # 12 89th

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