Henderson, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Henderson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 28,775 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.8362 and longitude -87.59 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.

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Henderson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,775
Population in Households 27,617
Population in Familes 21,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,158
Population Density2 1,871
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $39,397
Average Household Income $55,708
Per Capita Income $24,236


Total Housing Units 13,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,855 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,285 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,155 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $121,680
Average Home Value $149,812


Total Households 12,141
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 7,294
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.01% -0.09%
Households 0.05% -0.07%
Families -0.13% -0.22%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   3.11%

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, 2018 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 127 77th
Diversity Index # 82 85th
Median Household Income # 310 43rd
Per Capita Income # 233 57th

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