Henderson, KY
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Henderson is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 28,890 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Henderson is the tenth largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Henderson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Henderson is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Henderson who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), sales jobs (12.82%), and healthcare (7.32%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.25 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Henderson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.85% of adults in Henderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $20,562, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,248 for a family of four. However, Henderson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Henderson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Henderson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Henderson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include Irish, English, African, and French .

The most common language spoken in Henderson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.