Henderson, NV
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Living in Henderson


Henderson is a large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 310,390 people and 65 constituent neighborhoods, Henderson is the second largest community in Nevada.

Henderson home prices are not only among the most expensive in Nevada, but Henderson real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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 sales jobs (13.53%), office and administrative support (12.76%), and management occupations (10.60%).

Also of interest is that Henderson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Henderson is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Henderson. This makes Henderson a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Henderson presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

One important feature of Henderson is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 87.60% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Henderson anyway. So, if you like to drive, Henderson is the city for you! The landscape around Henderson reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

The overall education level of Henderson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.52% of adults in Henderson have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $37,861, which is wealthy relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $151,444 for a family of four. However, Henderson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Asian. Henderson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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