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Overview

Introduction to Henderson, Texas

Henderson, Texas, in Rusk county, is 24 miles S of Longview, Texas (center to center) and 124 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Henderson History

The community of Henderson was established in 1843. It was named after James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of Texas. W.B. Ochiltree and General James Smith were the founding fathers of the city. In the same year, the city became the county seat of the newly formed Rusk County. The city's first courthouse was completed in 1849. The area was originally served by the Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad Company which was chartered on April 29, 1874. Henderson was incorporated in 1911, and the Home Rule Charter was adopted in 1947.

Henderson and nearby Attractions

  • Lakeforest Park
  • Gaston Museum
  • Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center
  • Howard - Dickinson House
  • GAF Auto Museum
  • Caldwell Zoo

Things To Do In Henderson

The city of Henderson offers a number of parks and open spaces including Fair Park, Yates Park, and Lake Forest Park. The city also has several houses of worship. Among them are the Celebration Baptist Church, Saint Judes Catholic Church, Arlem Grove Baptist Church, First United Pentecostal Church, and Church of the Nazarene. The Depot Museum and Children's Discovery Center, Poe-Jones-Richardson House, and Howard-Dickinson House are also worth visiting.

Henderson Transportation

Flights can be availed from East Texas Regional Airport.

Henderson Higher Education

Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary lies within the city. Higher educational facilities are also available at Kilgore College, Stephen F. Austin State University, and The University of Texas at Tyler.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,587
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+4,911
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,860
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,808
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,728

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,047
% Above Poverty Level83.1%
% Below Poverty Level16.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$676
Median House Value$118,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.9%
Irish13%
English8.8%
German7.8%
Scottish2.3%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.4%
Polish0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
Russian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
West Indian0.1%
African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Henderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Rusk County
Standard Zip Codes75652, 75654
P.O. Box Zip Codes75653, 75680
Phone Area Codes903,430
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.24
Approximate Longitude-94.73

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
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationCARTHAGE
Distance26.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 79 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationJACKSONVILLE
Distance30.3 miles
Jan Temp35 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arp851$61,389
Kilgore14,658$66,737
Lakeport1,207$64,432
Mount Enterprise460$36,667
New London1,114$43,438
Overton2,560$52,685

Henderson Public Libraries

Rusk County Library System
106 E MAIN ST
Henderson, Texas
(903) 657-8557

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Henderson Hospitals

Harlingen Medical Center
(Proprietary)
5501 South Expressway 77
East Texas Medical Center Henderson
(Non-profit)
300 Wilson Street

Henderson Public Schools

Northside El
800 N Van Buren
ZIP: 75652
(903) 655-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 507
Henderson H S
1900 Hwy 64
ZIP: 75653
(903) 655-5500
High
Total Enrollment 961
Henderson Middle
501 Richardson Dr
ZIP: 75654
(903) 655-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 722
Monnie Meyer Wylie Pri
1765 Hwy 259 S
ZIP: 75654
(903) 655-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Troup Caep
8960 F M 13
ZIP: 75654
(903) 861-3801
William E Wylie El
1735 Hwy 259 S
ZIP: 75654
(903) 655-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 863

Henderson Private Schools

Full Armor Christian Academy
2324 Fm 3135 E
ZIP: 75652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
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