Henderson, NV
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Henderson is a large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 302,539 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.

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 (13.88%), sales jobs (13.30%), and management occupations (10.51%).

Henderson is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Henderson is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One important feature of Henderson is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 87.69% 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 31.72% 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 $35,985, which is wealthy relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,940 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 15.65% 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.