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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,548
Male Share of the Population43.4%
Female Share of the Population56.6%
Senior Citizens29.6%
Employed Population 16+4,511
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$25,833
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,052
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,996

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,895
% Above Poverty Level75.1%
% Below Poverty Level24.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone49.6%
Median Gross Rent$757
Median House Value$167,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.6%
English13.1%
Irish10.2%
Italian2.7%
Scottish2.5%
French Except Basque2.1%
West Indian1.8%
Jamaican1.8%
African1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.3%
Canadian1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Hendersonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henderson County
Standard Zip Codes28791, 28792, 28739
P.O. Box Zip Codes28793
Phone Area Codes828
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.36
Approximate Longitude-82.51

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)

StationHENDERSONVILLE 1 NE
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp25 to 47 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches
StationASHEVILLE RGNL AP
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp43 to 67 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationFLETCHER 2 NE
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 49 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chimney Rock98$31,875
Columbus1,349$45,469
Fletcher7,547$73,750
Laurel Park2,633$69,904
Saluda758$47,232
Tryon1,568$46,944

Hendersonville Public Libraries

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

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Hendersonville Hospitals

Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
800 North Justice Street
(828) 696-1000
Park Ridge Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 Hospital Drive
(828) 684-8501

Hendersonville Public Schools

Atkinson Elementary
2510 Old Kanuga Road
ZIP: 28739
(828) 697-4755
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Hendersonville Elementary
1039 Randall Circle
ZIP: 28791
(828) 697-4752
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Hendersonville High
1 Bearcat Boulevard
ZIP: 28791
(828) 697-4802
High
Total Enrollment 770
Hendersonville Middle
825 North Whitted Street
ZIP: 28791
(828) 697-4800
Middle
Total Enrollment 619
Rugby Middle
3345 Haywood Road
ZIP: 28791
(828) 891-6566
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
West Henderson High
3600 Haywood Road
ZIP: 28791
(828) 891-6571
High
Total Enrollment 1090
Apple Valley Middle
43 Fruitland Road
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-4545
Middle
Total Enrollment 904
Balfour Education Center
2529 Asheville Highway
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-4629
Other
Total Enrollment 167
Bruce Drysdale Elementary
271 Bearcat Blvd.
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-5568
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Clear Creek Elementary
737 N Clear Creek Road
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-4760
Primary
Total Enrollment 515
Dana Elementary
690 Ridge Road
ZIP: 28792
(828) 685-7743
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Edneyville Elementary
2875 Pace Road
ZIP: 28792
(828) 685-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
North Henderson High
35 Fruitland Road
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-4500
High
Total Enrollment 1089
Sugarloaf Elementary
2270 Sugarloaf Rd
ZIP: 28792
(828) 697-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
The Mountain Community Sch
613 Glover Street
ZIP: 28792
(828) 696-8480
Primary
Total Enrollment 181

Hendersonville Private Schools

Mud Creek Christian School
403 Rutledge Dr
ZIP: 28739
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Immaculata Catholic School
711 Buncombe St
ZIP: 28791
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
Talisman Academy
2075 N Rugby Rd
ZIP: 28791
Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Hendersonville Christian School
708 S Grove St
ZIP: 28792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 78
Heritage Hall International School
802 S Grove St A
ZIP: 28792
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 41
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