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Overview

Introduction to Henderson, North Carolina

Henderson, North Carolina, in Vance county, is 36 miles NE of Durham, North Carolina (center to center) and 40 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Henderson History

Europeans began settling in this area in the early years of the 18th century. The town developed rapidly after the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad was completed in 1835. In 1841, Henderson received its official charter from the North Carolina General Assembly. It was named after Leonard Henderson, a former Supreme Court Chief Justice of North Carolina. Justice Leonard Henderson lived nearby and was a friend of Lewis Reavis, one of the early settlers.

Henderson and nearby Attractions

  • Kerr Lake State Recreation Area
  • Mineral and Lapidary Museum
  • Vance County Historical Museum
  • Henderson Country Club
  • Henderson Institute Historical Museum
  • Eaton-Johnson Park

Things To Do In Henderson

The Kerr Lake State Recreation Area offers facilities for a diverse array of outdoor activities including picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. Visitors interested in history will enjoy the Springfield Rosseechee Museum and its excellent collection of Indian artifacts and other items that explain the area's history. The local golf courses are well maintained and provide a pleasant playing experience.

Henderson Transportation

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is less than one hour away by car.

Henderson Higher Education

Vance-Granville Community College is the local higher education institution. Other colleges in the neighborhood include Durham Technical Community College, North Carolina State University, and Shaw University.

People

Total Population 15,311
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,483
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 27.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13%
Median Earnings25+ $26,049
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,605
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,860

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,184
% Above Poverty Level 66.2%
% Below Poverty Level 33.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $620
Median House Value $100,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.7%
US/American 0%
English 5%
Irish 2.3%

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

Henderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Durham, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Vance
Standard Zip Codes 27536, 27537
Phone Area Codes 252
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.329
Longitude -78.399

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 HENDERSON 2 NNW
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.1 inches
Station OXFORD 1 E
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station LOUISBURG
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 51 F
Apr Temp 42 to 73 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Northside (27536)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kittrell 284 $31,250
Middleburg 154 $21,458
Norlina 1,131 $45,833
Oxford 8,650 $48,800
Stovall 388 $39,375
Warrenton 932 $50,000

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

Henderson Public Libraries

Library
H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
134 ROSE AVENUE
Henderson, North Carolina
(252) 438-3316

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Henderson Hospitals

MARIA PARHAM HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
PO DRAWER 59 RUIN CREEK RD
(252) 438-4143
Emergency Service: Yes

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Henderson High Schools

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NORTHERN VANCE HIGH
293 WARRENTON ROAD
252-492-6041
Serves 1,098 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

SOUTHERN VANCE HIGH
925 GARRETT ROAD
252-430-6000
Serves 938 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

WESTERN VANCE HIGH
2785 POPLAR CREEK RD
252-438-8407
A Non-traditional School
Serves 128 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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