Henderson, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Henderson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 29,240 as of July 1, 2016. Henderson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Henderson is located at latitude 37.8398 and longitude -87.5803 in Henderson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Henderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.38 sq. miles and a water area of 2.29 sq. miles. Henderson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 407 feet.

The City of Henderson (GNIS ID: 2404681) 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.

Kentucky 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 Henderson Division of Henderson 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, 2016.

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Henderson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,240
Population in Households 28,082
Population in Familes 21,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,158
Population Density1 1,902
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 12,352
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,454
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,407 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,339 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,013 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,055 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $102,844
Average Home Value $133,924


Median Household Income $35,481
Average Household Income $50,365
Per Capita Income $22,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.24%
Households 0.34% 0.3%
Families 0.17% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.42%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 123 77th
Diversity Index2 # 83 85th
Median Household Income # 350 35th
Per Capita Income # 239 56th

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