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Henderson is a city in Henderson County, in the Evansville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Col. Richard Henderson, landholder

The latitude of Henderson is 37.836N. The longitude is -87.59W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,468.


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Median household income
Local
$30,427
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Henderson demographic reports
Henderson is on the Ohio River, near the confluence with the Green River
Public transportation: Henderson Area Rapid Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Well-known residents have included:
· Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman doctor in the United States
Local festivals include:
  • W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival - June 9-16, 2007
  • Henderson County Fair - June 19-23, 2007
  • Tri-Fest - April 20-22, 2007
  • Kite Festival - April 28, 2007
  • Home Grown Bluegrass Festival - May 11-12, 2007
  • Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival - Aug. 9-12, 2007
  • Holy Name Fall Festival - Sept. 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Henderson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: John James Audubon State Park, Audubon Mill Park
Wildlife: Canada geese and ducks winter at the Sloughs Wildlife Management Area

Colleges and universities: Henderson 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.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Henderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Henderson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Evansville-Henderson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42420 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 $17,925, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Henderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Henderson festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Henderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $352.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $760.


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

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Henderson include Henderson Gleaner

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WKPB.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Henderson workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 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.

Travel

Hotels in Henderson include Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn, Sleep Inn Henderson, Super 8.

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