Henderson, NC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
42,492
0.37% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
0.732% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
18.7%
3.7% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,340
6.85% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$133,000
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,177
1.78% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Henderson, NC had a population of 42.5k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $48,340. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henderson, NC declined from 42,650 to 42,492, a −0.37% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,243 to $48,340, a 6.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson, NC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (48.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), Other (Hispanic) (3.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%), and White (Hispanic) (2.69%).

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.

95.9% of the residents in Henderson, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson, NC are Vance-Granville Community College (594 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Henderson, NC was $133,000, and the homeownership rate was 59%.

Most people in Henderson, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson, NC was 2 cars per household.

Henderson, NC borders Oxford, NC and Raleigh, NC.

Population & Diversity

Henderson, NC is home to a population of 42.5k people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.21% of Henderson, NC residents were born outside of the country (2.22k people).

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.7k people) in Henderson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.9% of Henderson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson, NC was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson, NC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    20.7k ± 440
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.2k ± 85
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.56k ± 442
8.52%
Hispanic Population
3.62k people

In 2022, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.7k people) in Henderson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 1.56k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.52% of the people in Henderson, NC are hispanic (3.62k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.21%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.22k people
4.92%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.1k people

As of 2022, 5.21% of Henderson, NC residents (2.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henderson, NC was 4.92%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    789 ± 196
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    483 ± 224
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    363 ± 142

Henderson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henderson, NC employs 18.2k people. The largest industries in Henderson, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,827 people), Manufacturing (2,805 people), and Retail Trade (2,735 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,071), Finance & Insurance ($55,380), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,132).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,179
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 9.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson, NC declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 18.5k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,956 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,748 people), and Material Moving Occupations (1,635 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

18.2k
2022 Value
± 1,179
−1.78%
1 Year decline
± 9.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson, NC declined at a rate of −1.78%, from 18.5k employees to 18.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,827 people), Manufacturing (2,805 people), and Retail Trade (2,735 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

$37,256
Median earning men ± $3,290
$29,304
Median earning women ± $3,372

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,102), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,571).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($52,689), Public Administration ($52,540), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,656).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 316
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 227
    Retail Trade
  3. 206
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Henderson, NC awarded 594 degrees. The student population of Henderson, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 892 male students and 1,922 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson, NC are White (292 and 50.1%), followed by Black or African American (179 and 30.7%), Hispanic or Latino (46 and 7.89%), and Unknown (35 and 6%).

The largest universities in Henderson, NC by number of degrees awarded are Vance-Granville Community College (594 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (202 and 34%), Registered Nursing (45 and 7.58%), and Medical Office Management (42 and 7.07%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,814 students enrolled in Henderson, NC, 31.7% men and 68.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,203 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 202 degrees awarded
  2. 45 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 202 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Henderson, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
594 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vance-Granville Community College with 594 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 206 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson, NC, which is 0.531 times less than the 388 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 292 degrees mean that there were 1.63 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 179 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,824) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($120) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,595) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson, NC was $133,000 in 2022, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,100 to $133,000, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson, NC is 59%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henderson, NC have an average commute time of 25.3 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 $48,340. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Henderson, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

Property

$133,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,394
$9,518
Median Property Taxes
±$768

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 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

59%
Homeownership
2022
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59% of the housing units in Henderson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Henderson, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson, NC was Wake County, NC with a value of $96,734, followed by Union County, NC and Orange County, NC, with respective values of $95,533 and $85,785.

The following map shows all of the counties 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.
$48,340
Median Household Income
± $3,954
16.1k
Number of Households
± 1,029

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Henderson, NC grew to $48,340 from the previous year's value of $45,243.

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
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80%)
  2. Carpooled (9.11%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.47%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Henderson, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.11%) and those who worked at home (8.47%).

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

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson, NC have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% 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

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson, NC (7.86k out of 42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Health

87.5% of the population of Henderson, NC has health coverage, with 34.3% on employee plans, 26.7% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see 1399 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1405 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1710 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 363 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,399 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in North Carolina

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,399 patients per year. This represents a 0.427% decrease from the previous year (1,405 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.1% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.5%
Uninsured
34.3%
Employer Coverage
26.7%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson, NC grew by 16.5% from 10.7% to 12.5%.

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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