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Clark County, Nevada

89002, 89009, 89011, 89012, 89014-89016, 89044, 89052, 89053, 89074, 89077

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Page Contents for Henderson, Nevada

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Nevada state capital is Carson City.
The population of Henderson is approximately 256,564 (2008), 257729 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 100,139 (2006), 101314 (2010).
The amount of land area in Henderson is 244.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Henderson is 79.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Henderson to Washington DC is 2163 miles.
The distance to the Nevada state capital is 344 miles. (as the crow flies)
Henderson is positioned 36.03 degrees north of the equator and 115.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Henderson elevation is 1,940 feet above sea level.
Henderson per capita income is $ 34,730 (2008).
Henderson median income is $ 65,757 (2008).
The Henderson median home price is $ 324,300 (2008).
Henderson average annual rainfall is 4.5 inches per year
Henderson average annual humidity is 27%
Henderson average temperature is 68.1 degrees F.


only a mile from Lake Mead and just 7 miles from the Las Vegas "Strip" area in the Clark County area of southwest Nevada. Other nearby communities include: Whitney, Paradise, Clark, Winchester, Enterprise, Boulder City, Sunrise Manor and Spring Valley.
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arid, desert with 300 days sunshine each year. Summer temperatures may go as high as 115 degrees. This page gives some good tips for living in a desert climate.
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History & History Related Items

In 1918, R.B. Jefferson was the lone resident of the area. When the Boulder Dam Bill was signed in 1928, he took good advantage of his location between Las Vegas and the dam site. He had already built a small building there in 1927, so in 1929 he and a partner, Mr. Bearden, subdivided a 40 acre parcel and named it Jericho Heights. An air strip was built here, one of the first in the county and many workers stopped in for “refreshments” at the end of their work days. In 1944, the Basic Townsite Post Office was opened. At this time the town was renamed Henderson for the late Senator, Charles B. Henderson.

Here is a good history page for Henderson.
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The incorporation of Henderson

16 April 1953 with a population of 7,410 at that time.


MONEY Magazine ranked Henderson in the top 20 Best Cities to Live in America. (July 2006)

Clark County Heritage Museum
1830 South Boulder Highway
(Between Henderson and Boulder City)
Henderson, Nevada
Phone: 702-455-7955

City of Henderson Bird Viewing
350 E. Galleria Dr. at Moser Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89015
Phone: (702) 267-4180
OPEN DAILY 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Last entry at 2:45 pm)
Home to almost 200 species of birds.

Farmers Market
Held every Thursday in downtown Henderson.

Learn more about Henderson.

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden - a 3 acre garden at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory with over 300 cactus and succulent species.
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Economy & Industry

Henderson Economic Development
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Henderson City Government

The City of Henderson

Henderson City Hall
240 S Water St
Henderson, NV 89015-7227
Phone: 702-565-2323

Henderson has a Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor and four councilpersons are elected at-large on a non-partisan basis.

Henderson Chamber

Henderson Chamber of Commerce
590 South Boulder Highway
Henderson , NV 89015
Phone: 702-565-8951

Henderson Community Events

Annual events in Henderson include St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in March, the ArtFest of Henderson in May, the SuperRun Classic Car Show in September, Shakespeare in the Park in October and much, much more.

Henderson Organizations

Henderson Chamber of Commerce
590 South Boulder Highway
Henderson , NV 89015
Phone: 702-565-8951

Henderson Libraries

The virtual branch of the Henderson Libraries. Find the libraries in the Henderson District Library System - Paseo Verde Library, James I. Gibson Library, Lydia Malcolm Library, Galleria Library, Green Valley Library and the Heritage Park Senior Facility Library.

Henderson Schools

Clark County School District
5100 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-799-5000

Lake Mead Christian Academy
540 E. lake mead Parkway
Henderson, NV 89015
Phone: 565-5831
Private K-12 Christian school exempt from licensure and recognized by the State of Nevada Department of Education

College of Southern Nevada - Henderson Campus
700 College Dr.
Henderson, NV 89002
Phone: 702-651-3000 Henderson


The population of Henderson was:
1950 - 5,717
1960 - 12,525
1970 - 16,400
1980 - 16,400
1990 - 64,942
1991 - 76,358
1995 - 116,482
1996 - 130,116
1997 - 144,558
1998 - 157,376
2000 - 185,673
2003 - 220,236
2004 - 233,506
2005 - 243,897
2006 - 249,298
2008 - 252,064
2009 - 256,445

The number of housing units was:
2000 - 71,149
2006 - 100,139

Population Density:
2000 - 2,200.8 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 36 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 55,949
2008 - $ 65,757

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 26,815
2008 - $ 34,730

Median house value:
2000 - $ 151,400
2006 - $ 309,990
2008 - $ 324,300

Henderson is located in the Pacific Time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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