Demographics

Henderson's growth captures national attention
In 2004, Henderson was ranked as the third-fastest growing incorporated place with a population of 100,000 or more, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's population of 276,065 (January, 2010) ranks Henderson as the second largest city in Nevada - trailing only Las Vegas.

Located adjacent to Las Vegas, Henderson made a name for itself in the 1990s as being the fastest-growing city in the nation. In fact, Henderson - known for its master-planned communities and high-quality of living - has been at the front of Nevada's growth spurt, growing from just 60,000 people in 1990 to currently over 270,000. That population would make Henderson the 14th largest city in the state of California - larger than such cities as Irvine, Glendale and San Bernardino and comparable to that of Chandler, Arizona.

In addition to its population of almost a quarter of a million, approximately one million people live within a 25-minute commute shed of Henderson-area business parks. Henderson covers over 100 square miles of the southeast Las Vegas valley.
The future is brighter than ever
With a diversifying economy and a maturing population, the future for Henderson and the entire Southern Nevada market offers tremendous opportunity.

Henderson Population Projections:
2015 - 309,936
2020 - 351,506
Buildout - 491,481
Source: City of Henderson Community Development Department, July, 2010
*Build-out reflects the capacity within the existing corporate limits.

Age: The largest age groups for Henderson were 25-54 year olds, representing 43.3% of the city's population (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, US Census).

Median Household Income: At $67,819, Henderson continues to have the highest median household income in the Las Vegas Valley (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, US Census).

Education: Henderson is presently home to 13 colleges and universities. In addition, Henderson has a higher percentage of high school and college graduates compared to other major incorporated cities in the Las Vegas MSA. For more information on the quality of education in Henderson, visit our Workforce page.
City Profile Comparison Henderson Las
Vegas
N. Las
Vegas
Reno Phoenix
Retail Sales Tax Rate 8.1% 8.1% 8.1% 7.725% 9.3%
State Personal Income Tax None None None None 2.59%-4.54%
Crime Rate/Score (28.22) 103.50 42.93 39.20 81.49
Educational Attainment
Population 25 years and over:
  High School Grad or higher
  Bachelor's degree or higher


91.8%
28.2%


81.3%
21.2%


75.5%
15.0%


84.8%
28.2%


78.3%
24.0%
Parks & Recreation Programs Accreditation Yes Yes No No No
Sources:
Sales Tax Rate Nevada Department of Taxation (June 2009), City of Phoenix Tax Division (6/2010)
State Personal Income Tax Federation of Tax Administrators, State Individual Income Taxes (Tax Year 2011, as of Jan 2011)
Crime Rate/Score A score of "0.00" would reflect an average crime rate at the national rate in the six crime categories reviewed. A negative score, shown in parentheses, reflects an average rate below the national rate. A positive score reflects an average rate above the national rate. Source: CQ Press City Crime Rankings 2009-2010: Crime in Metropolitan America.
Educational Attainment (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, US Census)
Parks & Recreation - CAPRA Agency Accreditation (National Committee on Accreditation for Public Park and Recreation Agencies as of November 2008)