Hendersonville, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hendersonville, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Hendersonville had a population of 14,792 as of July 1, 2017. Hendersonville 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 Hendersonville is located at latitude 35.3233 and longitude -82.4574 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hendersonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,159 feet.

The City of Hendersonville (GNIS ID: 2404685) 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 Hendersonville is located within Township of Hendersonville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Henderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hendersonville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 14,792
Daytime Population: Workers 16,011
Daytime Population: Residents 8,751
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,762
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.67
Population in Households 14,289
Population in Familes 10,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 503
Population Density2 2,076
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $42,773
Average Household Income $61,311
Per Capita Income $28,854


Total Housing Units 8,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,706 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,512 (41.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,243 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $183,152
Average Home Value $226,552


Total Households 7,218
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 3,798
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 1.64% 1.23%
Households 1.56% 1.26%
Families 2.79% 1.11%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Hendersonville, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hendersonville to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 68 91st
Population Density # 30 96th
Diversity Index # 324 56th
Median Household Income # 331 55th
Per Capita Income # 171 77th

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