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Henderson is a township in Knox County, in the Galesburg metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Henderson. For links to other places called Henderson, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Henderson is 41.021N. The longitude is -90.386W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,269.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Henderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Knox County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61439 ZIP code.
27% of Henderson residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $27,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Henderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Henderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $736.
Knox 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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