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.