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Henderson is in Saint Martin Parish, in the Lafayette metro area.
The community was named for James Henderson, heron in the War of 1812
The latitude of Henderson is 30.313N. The longitude is -91.79W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,544.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Henderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Saint Martin Parish economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lafayette area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 70517 ZIP code.
2% of Henderson residents report German ancestry, and 2% 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 $13,907, compared with $21,587 nationally.
3% 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 $281. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $572.
Saint Martin Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Henderson political report.
The average commute time for Henderson workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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