Henderson, NC

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2021 Population
15,084
0.284% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
35.9
1.13% 1-year increase
N/A Poverty Rate
31.7%
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Median Household Income
$36,147
13.7% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$94,200
6.56% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Henderson, NC had a population of 15.1k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $36,147. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Henderson, NC declined from 15,127 to 15,084, a −0.284% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,793 to $36,147, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (24.7%), Other (Hispanic) (3.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.68%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%).

None of the households in Henderson, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.7% of the residents in Henderson, NC are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Henderson, NC was $94,200, and the homeownership rate was 41.1%.

Most people in Henderson, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson, NC was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Henderson, NC is home to a population of 15.1k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.27% of Henderson, NC residents were born outside of the country (795 people).

In 2021, there were 2.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.38k people) in Henderson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k White (Non-Hispanic) and 534 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2021 Citizenship
95.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.7% of Henderson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson, NC was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.38k ± 519
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 442
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    534 ± 307
8%
Hispanic Population
1.21k people

In 2021, there were 2.52 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.38k people) in Henderson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k White (Non-Hispanic) and 534 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8% of the people in Henderson, NC are hispanic (1.21k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Henderson, NC as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
795 people
5.21%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
788 people

As of 2021, 5.27% of Henderson, NC residents (795 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henderson, NC was 5.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    141 ± 75
  2. Vietnam
    139 ± 73
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    117 ± 85

Henderson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Henderson, NC employs 6.01k people. The largest industries in Henderson, NC are Manufacturing (1,045 people), Retail Trade (1,016 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (930 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($66,316), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,570), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,139).

Occupations

6.01k
2021 Value
± 671
2.74%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Henderson, NC grew at a rate of 2.74%, from 5.85k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (776 people), Material Moving Occupations (718 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (715 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.01k
2021 Value
± 671
2.74%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Henderson, NC grew at a rate of 2.74%, from 5.85k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson, NC, are Manufacturing (1,045 people), Retail Trade (1,016 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (930 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Henderson, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,065
Median earning men ± $2,852
$26,044
Median earning women ± $3,611

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,579), Public Administration ($43,722), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($43,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,429), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,705), and Public Administration ($47,826).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.7B
  2. $49.7B
  3. $44.5B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.7B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B) and Machinery ($44.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$462B
2020 Value in North Carolina
$926B
Projected 2050 Value in North Carolina
100% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $462B. This is expected to increase 100% to $926B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.8B
  2. $26.1B
  3. $18.1B

In 2020, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $32.8B, followed by Virginia with $26.1B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in North Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 49.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.881%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in North Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.886% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.13M), Some college (1.85M), and Bachelors Degree (1.58M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Henderson, NC was $94,200 in 2021, which is 0.385 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $94,200, a 6.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson, NC is 41.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Henderson, NC have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henderson, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henderson, NC is $36,147. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Henderson, NC was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $50,234, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $48,088 and $35,443.

Property

$94,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$13,942
$2,386
Median Property Taxes
±$389

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henderson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Henderson, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

41.1%
Homeownership
2021
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 41.1% of the housing units in Henderson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9605
  3. Census Tract 9606

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson, NC was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $50,234, followed by Census Tract 9605 and Census Tract 9606, with respective values of $48,088 and $35,443.

The following map shows all of the places in Henderson, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,147
Median Household Income
± $3,706
5.81k
Number of Households
± 605

In 2021, the median household income of the 5.81k households in Henderson, NC grew to $36,147 from the previous year's value of $31,793.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2020 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2021, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00774% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (80.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.39%)

In 2021, 80.1% of workers in Henderson, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.42%) and those who worked at home (7.39%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson, NC have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.202% of the workforce in Henderson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Henderson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henderson, NC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson, NC (42k out of 133k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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88.7% of the population of Henderson, NC has health coverage, with 30.5% on employee plans, 33.7% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 0.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Vance County, NC see 2620 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (2346 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1863 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 466 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,620 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Vance County, NC

Primary care physicians in Vance County, NC see an average of 2,620 patients per year. This represents a 11.7% increase from the previous year (2,346 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Vance County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 39.8% were men and 60.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.3%
Uninsured
30.5%
Employer Coverage
33.7%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
0.99%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson, NC grew by 3.99% from 10.8% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henderson, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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