Henderson County NC Information


Henderson County Subdivisions

Henderson County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 118,734
Population in Households 117,435
Population in Familes 95,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,299
Population Density1 318
Diversity Index2 37


Median Household Income $52,405
Average Household Income $70,688
Per Capita Income $30,330


Total Housing Units 59,832 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,901 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,602 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,329 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $228,412
Average Home Value $271,835


Total Households 50,503
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 33,278
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.3% 1.37%
Households 1.29% 1.37%
Families 1.14% 1.28%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


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, 2018 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 # 74 27th
Median Household Income # 18 83rd
Per Capita Income # 13 88th

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