Profile for Henderson, North Carolina, NC
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Henderson is a city in Vance County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Leonard Henderson, state Supreme Court justice
The latitude of Henderson is 36.329N. The longitude is -78.399W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 505 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,231.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Henderson demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 212. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ben E. King, R&B singer
· Charlie Rose, TV host
Local festivals include:
- Foothills Highland Games - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Henderson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
Historic sites and museums: Mineral and Lapidary Museum, Vance County Historical Museum
Colleges and universities:
Vance-Granville Community 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.)
Dan lived with his father and a single servant fifteen miles away in Henderson, a town -- streets lined with water oaks and good dark homes.
-- Kate Vaiden
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Ancestry & family history
3% of Henderson residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Henderson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Henderson was $15,130, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Henderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Henderson festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Foothills Highland Games - Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Henderson festival web sites:
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Historic districts in Henderson include Henderson Central Business Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Henderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $297. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $779.
Libraries in Henderson include H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Henderson include Henderson Daily Dispatch
Vance County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Henderson political report.
The average commute time for Henderson workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 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 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Henderson include Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Henderson, Jameson Inn, Scottish Inn Henderson, Sleep Inn Henderson, Travelodge.
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“ Dan lived with his father and a single servant fifteen miles away in Henderson, a town -- streets lined with water oaks and good dark homes. ”
~ Kate Vaiden
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