Henderson, TN


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Henderson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,552 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Henderson is the 101st largest community in Tennessee.

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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Henderson who work in sales jobs (15.34%), office and administrative support (12.80%), and teaching (9.95%).

Henderson is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Henderson to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Henderson rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.66% of adults 25 and older in Henderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Henderson in 2010 was $14,492, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,968 for a family of four. However, Henderson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Henderson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Henderson is a very 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Henderson include English, African, German, and European.

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

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