Introduction to Henderson, Kentucky

Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson county, is 9 miles S of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 103 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Evansville - Henderson metropolitan area. Henderson contains a population of approximately 27,373.

Henderson History

A frontier village in this area was called Red Banks by native Americans who settled and hunted here. Several white settlers came to the area around the early and mid 1790s. The roots of the city lie in a plan by Colonel Richard Henderson, a North Carolina judge as well as a group of investors. They bought a large area of land from the Cherokee Indians and resold these frontier lands to the settlers. The city was incorporated in 1801.

Henderson and nearby Attractions

  • Atkinson Park
  • Chapel Hill Church
  • Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
  • Sunset Park

Things To Do In Henderson

Tourists love to visit the parks like Atkinson Park, Sunset Park, and Audubon Mill Park. A stroll by the Scenic Lake is a refreshing experience. One can also visit the Chapel Hill Church. The Evansville Museum of Arts and Science and Reitz Home Museum are the favorite spots for history lovers. There are many festivals celebrated in the city including the W.C. Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, Kite Festival, Bluegrass in the Park Music and Folklife Festival, and Holy Name Fall Festival.

Henderson Transportation

Evansville Regional Airport offer facilities for air transportation.

Henderson Higher Education

Henderson Community College is located in Henderson. Other higher education institutes that the residents of the city can attend include the University of Evansville, Trinity Theological Seminary - Trinity College, and University of Southern Indian.


Total Population 28,889
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,046
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 43.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $46,414
% Above Poverty Level 76.7%
% Below Poverty Level 23.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 35.4%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $98,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.4%
Irish 11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Henderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 103 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Henderson
Metro Area Evansville - Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 42420
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42419
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.836
Longitude -87.59

Henderson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Corydon 783 $42,250
Morganfield 3,572 $41,097
Robards 609 $65,962
Sebree 1,556 $52,396
Uniontown 732 $30,250
Waverly 296 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Henderson Public Libraries

Henderson County Public Library
Henderson, Kentucky
(270) 826-3712
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Henderson Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1305 N ELM ST
(270) 827-7700
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 2,155 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.7

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