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 (14.46%), sales jobs (12.65%), and healthcare (7.74%).

The citizens of Henderson are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.73% of adults in Henderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $20,841, 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 $83,364 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, French , and Scottish.

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