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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,870
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+12,166
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17%
Median Earnings25+$27,954
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,399
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,297

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,552
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$105,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.6%
German15%
Irish10.6%
English9.5%
French Except Basque2%
African1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Italian1.2%
Polish0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swiss0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Henderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henderson County
Standard Zip Codes42420
P.O. Box Zip Codes42419
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.83
Approximate Longitude-87.58

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)

StationHENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationEVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationBOONVILLE 1 S
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Corydon786$42,750
Morganfield3,571$48,875
Robards463$63,750
Sebree1,504$51,641
Uniontown713$29,375
Waverly417$55,278

Henderson Public Libraries

Henderson County Public Library
101 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Henderson, Kentucky
(270) 826-3712

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Henderson Hospitals

Methodist Hospital
(Non-profit)
1305 N Elm Street
(270) 827-7700

Henderson Public Schools

Bend Gate Elementary School
920 Bend Gate Rd
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 565
Cairo Elementary School
10694 Hwy 41-a
ZIP: 42420
(270) 533-1286
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Central Academy
851 Center St
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5100
Other
Total Enrollment 161
East Heights Elementary School
1776 Adams Ln
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Henderson County Career And Technology Center
2440 Zion Rd
ZIP: 42420
(270) 827-3810
Henderson County High School
2424 Zion Rd
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-8800
High
Total Enrollment 1961
Henderson County North Middle School
1707 Second St
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5060
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Henderson County South Middle School
800 S Alves St
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5050
Middle
Total Enrollment 715
Jefferson Elementary School
315 Jackson St
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Niagara Elementary School
13043 Hwy 136 E
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5142
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
South Heights Elementary School
1199 Madison St
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5080
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Thelma B. Johnson Early Learning Center
631 N. Green Street
ZIP: 42420
(270) 831-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 360

Henderson Private Schools

Holy Name Elementary School
628 2nd St
ZIP: 42420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 426
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