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Hendersonville is a city in Henderson County, in the Asheville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Leonard Henderson, chief justice of the state Supreme Court.

The latitude of Hendersonville is 35.318N. The longitude is -82.461W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,152 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,123.


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Median household income
Local
$30,357
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hendersonville demographic reports
Hendersonville is in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 96. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 8.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Billy and Benny McCrary, each weighing more than 700 pounds, proclaimed as the "World's Largest Twins"
· Walter W. Anderson, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Olde Time Music Festival - May 5-6, 2007
  • North Carolina Apple Festival - Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Farm City Day - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Foothills Highland Games - Nov. 3, 2007
  • Garden Jubilee Festival - May 26-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hendersonville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Historic Johnson Farm, Western North Carolina Air Museum
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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hendersonville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henderson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Asheville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28726 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Hendersonville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hendersonville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hendersonville was $19,926, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

30% of Hendersonville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hendersonville include Druid Hills Historic District, Main Street Historic District (Hendersonville), Seventh Avenue Depot District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hendersonville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $407.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $840.


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Libraries in Hendersonville include Henderson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hendersonville include Times-News

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Politics

Henderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hendersonville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hendersonville workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hendersonville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Hendersonville include Best Western, Comfort Inn Hendersonville, Copper Crest at Osceola Lake, Hendersonville Days Inn, Quality Inn, Ramada Limited.

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