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.

Henderson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.14%), sales jobs (14.03%), and healthcare (6.69%).

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 adults in Henderson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.16% of adults in Henderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $16,907, 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 $67,628 for a family of four. Henderson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.65% 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. Henderson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.98% of the city’s residents. 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 Arabic.