Henderson, NV Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Henderson, Nevada - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson is the 2nd largest city in Nevada with a population of 290,567 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 Nevada. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Henderson is located at latitude 36.0097 and longitude -115.0357 in Clark County. 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. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,867 feet.

The City of Henderson (GNIS ID: 2410741) 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.

Nevada is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Henderson is located within Las Vegas Division of Clark 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: Basic, Jericho Heights, Midway City, Pittman.

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


Total Population 290,567
Daytime Population: Workers 98,500
Daytime Population: Residents 154,842
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 253,342
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 289,532
Population in Familes 231,561
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,035
Population Density2 2,776
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $62,594
Average Household Income $85,281
Per Capita Income $33,241


Total Housing Units 123,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70,362 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42,050 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,000 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $282,999
Average Home Value $338,465


Total Households 112,412
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 75,128
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 1.7% 1.7%
Households 1.47% 1.56%
Families 1.38% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   1.96%

Henderson, NV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nevada 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 # 2 99th
Population Density # 9 94th
Diversity Index # 44 68th
Median Household Income # 38 72nd
Per Capita Income # 33 76th

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