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Henderson is a city in Clark County, in the Las Vegas metro area.

The community was named for state Sen. Charles B. Henderson.

The latitude of Henderson is 36.039N. The longitude is -114.981W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,867 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 214,852.


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Median household income
Local
$55,949
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Henderson demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Basic
Henderson boomed briefly during construction of the Boulder Dam. The population swelled again with establishment of a magnesium plant here during World War II.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tony Curtis, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, It's a Grind, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Hawaiian Isle Luau - Oct. 19, 2007
  • Artfest - May 12-13, 2007
  • Henderson Festival of Cultures - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Henderson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Henderson Civic Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Clark County Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Nevada State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Henderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Las Vegas area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 89012 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Henderson residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Henderson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Henderson was $26,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Henderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Henderson festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Henderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $779.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,299.


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Libraries

Libraries in Henderson include Gibson Library, Green Valley Library, Malcolm Branch Library, Pittman Branch Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Henderson include KVVU.

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Clark County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Henderson political report.

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Henderson restaurants taking online reservations include Kennedy, Medici Cafe & Terrace at the Ritz Carlton, Viaggio - Las Vegas ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Henderson workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 46 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Henderson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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