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Henderson, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 14,793 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Lonesome Valley.

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


Total Population 14,793
Daytime Population: Workers 11,226
Daytime Population: Residents 10,151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.45
Population in Households 14,323
Population in Familes 11,116
Population in Group Qrtrs 470
Population Density2 1,738
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $25,222
Average Household Income $42,654
Per Capita Income $17,865


Total Housing Units 7,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,384 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,569 (50.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,178 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $118,063
Average Home Value $149,287


Total Households 5,953
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 3,601
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 -0.46% -0.29%
Households -0.41% -0.27%
Families -0.57% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 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 # 67 91st
Population Density # 55 93rd
Diversity Index # 260 65th
Median Household Income # 714 4th
Per Capita Income # 633 14th

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