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Overview

Introduction to Henderson, Tennessee

Henderson, Tennessee, in Chester county, is 15 miles SE of Jackson, Tennessee and 82 miles E of Memphis, Tennessee. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Jackson metropolitan area with.

Henderson History

Henderson was named in honor of James Henderson, who was an American officer in the War of 1812. The city was officially incorporated in July 1969. Henderson is the county seat of Chester County, which was organized in 1879 and was the last county created in Tennessee.

Henderson and nearby Attractions

  • Chickasaw State Park
  • Coon Creek Science Center
  • Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park
  • McNairy County Museum
  • Big Hill Pond State Park
  • Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum

Things To Do In Henderson

Henderson offers easy access to the Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Park, the Chickasaw State Park, the Big Hill Pond State Park, the Pickwick Landing State Park and the Shiloh National Military Park. The Cool Springs Baptist Church, the Henderson Church of Christ, the Sanford Hill Baptist Church and the Henderson First Baptist Church are some of the local churches. The city also hosts the Chester County Barbecue Festival every September.

Henderson Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Henderson Higher Education

Freed-Hardeman University is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Union University, Jackson State Community College and Northeast Mississippi Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,491
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+2,344
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married33%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,433
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,333
% Above Poverty Level71.1%
% Below Poverty Level28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$655
Median House Value$112,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
Irish11.5%
African9.9%
German7.3%
English6.9%
Italian2.3%
Welsh1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
US/American0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Henderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chester County
Standard Zip Codes38340
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.44
Approximate Longitude-88.64

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)

StationJACKSON EXP STA
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 46 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationJACKSON MCKELLAR-SPES AP
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 47 F
Apr Temp49 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationCORINTH CITY
Distance36.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 49 F
Apr Temp51 to 74 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp50 to 75 F
Annual Precip56.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bethel Springs852$40,625
Enville177$38,750
Finger369$34,000
Jackson67,162$52,386
Medon200$41,875
Milledgeville237$36,042

Henderson Public Libraries

Chester County Library
1012 EAST MAIN
Henderson, Tennessee
(731) 989-4673

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Henderson Public Schools

Chester County High School
552 East Main St
ZIP: 38340
(731) 989-8125
High
Total Enrollment 865
Chester County Junior High School
930 East Main St
ZIP: 38340
(731) 989-8135
Middle
Total Enrollment 678
Chester County Middle School
634 East Main St
ZIP: 38340
(731) 989-8110
Middle
Total Enrollment 407
East Chester Elementary School
708 East Main St
ZIP: 38340
(731) 989-8145
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
W Chester Elementary School
1243 West Main St
ZIP: 38340
(731) 989-8150
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
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