Henderson, NV
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Living in Henderson


Henderson is a large city located in the state of Nevada. With a population of 292,969 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Henderson who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (13.42%), and management occupations (9.96%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Henderson is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Henderson area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The overall education level of Henderson citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.07% 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 $34,447, which is wealthy relative to Nevada and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,788 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 15.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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