Henderson is a large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 317,610 people and 78 constituent neighborhoods, Henderson is the second largest community in Nevada.
Housing costs in Henderson are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Nevada.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Henderson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Henderson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Henderson who work in sales jobs (12.82%), office and administrative support (12.18%), and management occupations (11.63%).
Also of interest is that Henderson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.51% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Henderson is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Henderson is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One important feature of Henderson is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 87.63% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Henderson anyway. So, if you like to drive, Henderson is the city for you! The landscape around Henderson reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.
The population of Henderson is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.04% of adults in Henderson have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Henderson in 2018 was $40,796, which is wealthy relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $163,184 for a family of four. However, Henderson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Henderson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Henderson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Henderson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Henderson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Henderson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.