Henderson County, NC

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2022 Population
116,469
0.74% 1-year growth
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.7
0.21% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
9.78% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$65,508
9.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,500
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
54,554
1.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Henderson County, NC had a population of 116k people with a median age of 47.7 and a median household income of $65,508. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Henderson County, NC grew from 115,613 to 116,469, a 0.74% increase and its median household income grew from $59,928 to $65,508, a 9.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), Other (Hispanic) (3.02%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.32%).

None of the households in Henderson County, 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.

96.3% of the residents in Henderson County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson County, NC are Blue Ridge Community College (722 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Henderson County, NC was $291,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Henderson County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Henderson County, NC is home to a population of 116k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.78% of Henderson County, NC residents were born outside of the country (7.9k people).

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.8k people) in Henderson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.49k White (Hispanic) and 3.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Henderson County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson County, NC was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Henderson County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95.8k ± 349
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.49k ± 873
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.57k ± 310
10.6%
Hispanic Population
12.3k people

In 2022, there were 17.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.8k people) in Henderson County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.49k White (Hispanic) and 3.57k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Henderson County, NC are hispanic (12.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Henderson County, 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

6.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7.9k people
6.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.86k people

As of 2022, 6.78% of Henderson County, NC residents (7.9k 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 County, NC was 6.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,042 ± 392
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,148 ± 306
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,002 ± 235

Henderson County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Henderson County, NC employs 54.6k people. The largest industries in Henderson County, NC are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,467 people), Retail Trade (7,834 people), and Manufacturing (6,830 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,833), Finance & Insurance ($63,844), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,764).

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

54.6k
2022 Value
± 1,941
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson County, NC grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 54k employees to 54.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson County, NC, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,903 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,591 people), and Management Occupations (5,259 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

54.6k
2022 Value
± 1,941
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Henderson County, NC grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 54k employees to 54.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson County, NC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,467 people), Retail Trade (7,834 people), and Manufacturing (6,830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Henderson County, 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

$42,874
Median earning men ± $2,220
$31,276
Median earning women ± $1,995

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($81,467), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,083), and Public Administration ($59,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,544), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,763), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,850).

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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. 977
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 617
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 559
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Henderson County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 58.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.98%).

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.

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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 County, NC awarded 722 degrees. The student population of Henderson County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,083 male students and 1,711 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson County, NC are White (538 and 75.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (90 and 12.7%), Black or African American (37 and 5.21%), and Unknown (35 and 4.93%).

The largest universities in Henderson County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Blue Ridge Community College (722 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (166 and 23%), Accounting & Finance (58 and 8.03%), and Welding Technology (53 and 7.34%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,794 students enrolled in Henderson County, NC, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,036 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 166 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 166 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
722 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Ridge Community College with 722 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 316 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson County, NC, which is 0.778 times less than the 406 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 538 degrees mean that there were 5.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,432) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($216) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,682) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 County, NC was $291,500 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $251,800 to $291,500, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Henderson County, NC is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Henderson County, NC have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Henderson County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Henderson County, NC is $65,508. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Henderson County, NC was Census Tract 9315 with a value of $108,056, followed by Census Tract 9307.01 and Census Tract 9320, with respective values of $99,167 and $92,422.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

Property

$291,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,104
$36,832
Median Property Taxes
±$1,404

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 County, 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 County, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.4% of the housing units in Henderson County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9315
  2. Census Tract 9307.01
  3. Census Tract 9320

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson County, NC was Census Tract 9315 with a value of $108,056, followed by Census Tract 9307.01 and Census Tract 9320, with respective values of $99,167 and $92,422.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Henderson County, 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.
$65,508
Median Household Income
± $2,953
49.5k
Number of Households
± 1,732

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.5k households in Henderson County, NC grew to $65,508 from the previous year's value of $59,928.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson County, 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 (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.76%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.09%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Henderson County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.76%) and those who worked at home (8.09%).

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

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson County, NC have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Henderson County, 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 County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henderson County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Henderson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson County, NC (13.1k out of 115k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17% of the children was living in poverty in Henderson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 121 in Henderson County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 35.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.7% of the population of Henderson County, NC has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, NC see 1087 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (1101 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1668 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 461 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,087 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Henderson County, NC

Primary care physicians in Henderson County, NC see an average of 1,087 patients per year. This represents a 1.27% decrease from the previous year (1,101 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.3%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson County, NC declined by 2.47% from 12.6% to 12.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.4 in Henderson County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 31.8% in Henderson County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.7% in Henderson County, NC.

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