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Overview

Introduction to Henderson

Henderson, Nevada is known as a gateway to Southern Nevada and is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the United States. It is located five miles from Las Vegas in Clark County. Its proximity to Las Vegas makes it an ideal resort destination as it is near three of the most famous man-made attractions in the world: the Las Vegas Strip, the Hoover Dam, and Lake Mead. The area has lively casinos, championship golf courses, top-notch meeting facilities, and famous events and attractions that draw thousands of people to the city every year.

Henderson Culture

The city has a multitude of cultural offerings for its residents. The Acacia Demonstration Gardens are located in the City of Henderson’s Acacia Park and provide information and exhibits on water conservation and creative landscaping techniques. City Lights Art Gallery offers visual arts, exhibits, art classes, workshops, special shows, and public school art teaching support. Art a la Cart gives people the opportunity to make crafts in a café setting. The Clark County Museum has a collection of historic homes that replicate crucial periods in the history of the region. The city has a vibrant Farmers Market at two locations. Nature’s Palette Photography is a new addition to the thriving Water Street Arts District. And the Old Town Art Gallery as paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, and glass exhibits.

Henderson Sports and Leisure

Golf is a big part of Henderson life, and golf lovers will find a paradise waiting for them. Black Mountain Golf and Country Club is located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, yet it affords its patrons a feeling of solitude and luxury. It has a well-known golf pro shop, a driving range, putting greens, chipping areas, and tournaments. The Tuscany Golf Club has stunning views of the Southern Nevada Mountains as well as the Las Vegas Strip, and the par 72 course has challenging greens. The Club has lessons available from quality instructors, group outings, a full service restaurant, banquet facilities, a driving range, and a junior golf league.

Henderson Outdoors

There are plenty of places around Henderson to explore the great outdoors. Land, air, and watercraft adventures await residents and visitors alike at places like the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Death Valley, the Valley of Fire, and Red Rock Canyon. Bonnie Springs has horseback riding, a petting zoo, and a recreated western mining town. Calville Bay Marina gives visitors the chance to experience the scenery and wildlife of Lake Mead on a powerboat personal watercraft. Cowboy trail rides are offered in the area around Mt. Charleston. The area has such parks as Grand Canyon National Park and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, offering visitors sightseeing, picnicking, hiking, camping, wildlife observation, rock climbing, and bike touring.

Henderson at Night

Henderson lights up at night, with all the entertainment of the Las Vegas strip nearby. The city of Henderson itself has many nightlife options, such as Barley’s Casino and Brewing Company, which has handmade wood-fired pizzas and is open 24 hours a day. The Fiesta-Henderson Hotel Casino has a fiesta arcade and an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. The Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort has a restaurant with Pacific Rim cuisine, a poolside eatery, and a gourmet coffee bar. The Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino has restaurants, a buffet, and an arcade for kids.

People

Total Population 271,725
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 124,804
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.9%
Median Earnings25+ $40,612
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,783
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,889

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,739
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27%
Median Gross Rent $1,144
Median House Value $219,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.5%
US/American 0.3%
English 9%
Irish 11.2%

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

Henderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles SE of Las Vegas, Nevada
County Clark
Metro Area Las Vegas
Standard Zip Codes 89011, 89012, 89014, 89015, 89052, 89074
P.O. Box Zip Codes 89009, 89016, 89053
Company Zip Codes 89077
Phone Area Codes 702
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.039
Longitude -114.981

Henderson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BOULDER CITY
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 53 F
Apr Temp 53 to 73 F
Jul Temp 77 to 99 F
Oct Temp 58 to 78 F
Annual Precip 6.3 inches
Station SUNRISE MANOR LAS VEGAS
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 60 F
Apr Temp 46 to 82 F
Jul Temp 68 to 108 F
Oct Temp 46 to 85 F
Annual Precip 4 inches
Station WILLOW BEACH
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 64 F
Apr Temp 56 to 86 F
Jul Temp 79 to 113 F
Oct Temp 59 to 89 F
Annual Precip 5.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Henderson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Calico Ridge (89015)

Green Valley (89014)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boulder City 15,266 $67,030
Las Vegas 605,097 $58,847
North Las Vegas 226,860 $55,186

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

Henderson Public Libraries

Library
Henderson District Public Libraries
280 S. GREEN VALLEY PKWY.
Henderson, Nevada
(702) 492-6582
Library Web Site

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Henderson Hospitals

ST ROSE DOMINICAN HOSPITAL-DE LIMA
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
102 E LAKE MEAD DR
(702) 616-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ROSE DOMINICAN HOSPITAL-SIENA
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3001 ST ROSE PARKWAY
(702) 616-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Henderson High Schools

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GREEN VALLEY HS
460 ARROYO GRANDE
702-799-0950
Serves 2,974 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

CORONADO HS
1001 CORONADO CENTER DRIVE
702-799-6800
Serves 2,321 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

BASIC HS
400 PALO VERDE DRIVE
702-799-8000
Serves 2,088 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22

FOOTHILL HS
800 COLLEGE DRIVE
702-799-3500
Serves 2,024 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

COM COLLEGE SOUTH HS
700 COLLEGE DRIVE
702-564-7484
A Magnet School.
Serves 123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

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