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Henderson, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clark County at latitude 36.0097 and longitude -115.0357. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,867 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Henderson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Henderson, Nevada.

The P1 Census Class Code for Henderson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Henderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 104.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Basic, Jericho Heights, Midway City, Pittman.

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Henderson, NV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 270,310
Population in Households 269,275
Population in Familes 215,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,035
Population Density1 2,509
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 105,807
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 71,039
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 118,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,562 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,245 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,202 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $209,491
Average Home Value $259,216


Median Household Income $59,111
Average Household Income $79,881
Per Capita Income $31,346
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.13% 1.25%
Households 1.03% 1.2%
Families 0.97% 1.16%
Median Household Income   4.17%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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.


Henderson, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 129 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 2 99th
Population Density1 # 10 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 42 68th
Median Household Income # 38 71st
Per Capita Income # 30 78th

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