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Overview

Introduction to Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville, North Carolina, in Henderson county, is 20 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center) and 91 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hendersonville History

Hendersonville was incorporated as a city on January 7, 1847. In 1838, it became the county seat of Henderson County on the same day Henderson County was founded. Like the county, the city was named in honor of Ryan M. Henderson, the 19th-century Supreme Court Chief Justice of North Carolina. The city's first church, First Baptist Church, was established in 1844.

Hendersonville and nearby Attractions

  • Western North Carolina Air Museum
  • Historic Johnson Farm
  • DuPont State Forest
  • Colburn Earth Science Museum
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • Table Rock State Park

Things To Do In Hendersonville

While staying in Hendersonville, you can visit DuPont State Forest which has waterfalls and scenic trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. You can also visit the Henderson County Heritage Museum, Western North Carolina Air Museum, and Mineral and Lapidary Museum of Henderson County. The Pisgah National Forest and Jump Off Rock are also worth visiting. You can shop at the Heritage Square Village Mall, Blue Ridge Mall, and Four Season Mall.

Hendersonville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Asheville Regional Airport.

Hendersonville Higher Education

There are several colleges and universities offering higher educational facilities including Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, Furman University, and Greenville Technical College.

People

Total Population 13,457
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 27.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,543
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,695
% Above Poverty Level 73.6%
% Below Poverty Level 26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 46.1%
Median Gross Rent $747
Median House Value $165,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 11.4%

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

Hendersonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles S of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 28739, 28791, 28792
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28793
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.318
Longitude -82.461

Hendersonville 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 HENDERSONVILLE 1 NE
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 47 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 56.6 inches
Station ASHEVILLE RGNL AP
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station FLETCHER 2 NE
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Hendersonvlle (28739, 28791, 28792, 28793)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chimney Rock 68 $47,500
Columbus 1,161 $42,969
Fletcher 7,394 $72,120
Laurel Park 2,765 $71,932
Saluda 656 $46,484
Tryon 1,624 $51,579

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

Hendersonville Public Libraries

Library
Henderson County Public Library
301 N. WASHINGTON STREET
Hendersonville, North Carolina
(828) 697-4725
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Hendersonville Hospitals

MARGARET R PARDEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
800 N JUSTICE ST
(828) 696-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hendersonville High Schools

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WEST HENDERSON HIGH
3600 HAYWOOD ROAD
828-891-6571
Serves 1,029 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

NORTH HENDERSON HIGH
35 FRUITLAND ROAD
828-697-4500
Serves 925 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

HENDERSONVILLE HIGH
311 8TH AVENUE W
828-697-4802
Serves 624 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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