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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,258
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens17.4%
Employed Population 16+4,499
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married26.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,279

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,406
% Above Poverty Level65%
% Below Poverty Level35%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.8%
Median Gross Rent$593
Median House Value$95,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68%
English4.1%
German2.9%
Irish2.2%
African1.3%
Scottish1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Italian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Henderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Vance County
Standard Zip Codes27536, 27537
Phone Area Codes252
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.32
Approximate Longitude-78.41

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 2 NNW
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationOXFORD 1 E
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationLOUISBURG
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 51 F
Apr Temp42 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip47.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kittrell267$30,500
Middleburg80$0
Norlina1,105$49,444
Oxford8,707$49,902
Stovall406$37,708
Warrenton1,040$48,125

Henderson Public Libraries

H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library
205 BRECKENRIDGE ST
Henderson, North Carolina
(252) 438-3316

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Henderson Hospitals

Maria Parham Medical Center
(Non-profit)
566 Ruin Creek Road
(252) 436-1100

Henderson Public Schools

E M Rollins Elementary
1600 S Garnett St
ZIP: 27536
(252) 438-2189
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Eaton-johnson Middle
500 N Beckford Drive
ZIP: 27536
(252) 438-5017
Middle
Total Enrollment 494
Henderson Collegiate
906 Health Center Road
ZIP: 27536
(252) 598-1038
Middle
Total Enrollment 498
Henderson Middle
219 Charles St
ZIP: 27536
(252) 492-0054
Middle
Total Enrollment 529
L B Yancey Elementary
311 Hawkins Drive
ZIP: 27536
(252) 438-8336
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Pinkston Street Elementary
855 Adams St
ZIP: 27536
(252) 438-3441
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Vance Charter School
1227 Dabney Drive
ZIP: 27536
(252) 431-0440
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Aycock Elementary
305 Carey Chapel Rd
ZIP: 27537
(252) 492-1516
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Carver Elementary
987 Carver Sch Rd
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-6955
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Clarke Elementary
309 Mount Carmel Church Road
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-8415
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Dabney Elementary
150 Lanning Road
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-6918
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
E O Young Jr Elementary
6655 Broad Street
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-6423
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
New Hope Elementary
10199 Nc 39 Hwy N
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-6549
Primary
Total Enrollment 193
Northern Vance High
293 Warrenton Road
ZIP: 27537
(252) 492-6041
High
Total Enrollment 925
Southern Vance High
925 Garrett Road
ZIP: 27537
(252) 430-6000
High
Total Enrollment 834
Stem Early High
293 Warrenton Road
ZIP: 27537
(252) 738-2260
Middle
Total Enrollment 265
Vance Co Early College
200 Community College Rd
ZIP: 27537
(252) 738-3580
High
Total Enrollment 229
Western Vance High
2785 Poplar Creek Rd
ZIP: 27537
(252) 438-8407
High
Total Enrollment 57

Henderson Private Schools

Vance County Learning Center
317 S Garnett St
ZIP: 27536
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
Crossroads Christian School
583 Old County Home Rd
ZIP: 27537
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 224
Kerr-vance Academy
700 Vance Academy Rd
ZIP: 27537
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 421
Victory Christian School
475 J P Taylor Rd
ZIP: 27537
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
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