Henderson, NC
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Henderson is a medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 15,271 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Henderson is the 59th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Henderson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Henderson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Henderson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Henderson who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), sales jobs (12.31%), and maintenance occupations (8.36%).

Henderson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Henderson with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $17,147, which is lower middle income relative to North Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,588 for a family of four. Henderson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.76% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Henderson is an extremely 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and African.

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