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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.

People

Total Population 13,695
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 5,189
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 39.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $28,675
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,846
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,196

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,113
% Above Poverty Level 82.6%
% Below Poverty Level 17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $113,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 11.1%

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

Henderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Longview, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 124 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Rusk
Standard Zip Codes 75652, 75654
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75653, 75680
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.153
Longitude -94.799

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)

Station HENDERSON
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station CARTHAGE
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station JACKSONVILLE
Distance 30.3 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 94 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Chapman (75652)

Church Hill (75652)

Craig (75652)

Crimcrest (75652)

Good Springs (75652)

Lake Cherokee (75652)

McKnight (75652)

Minden (75680)

New Salem (75652)

Pinehill (75652)

Pleasant Grove (75652)

Stewart (75652)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arp 961 $58,696

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

Henderson Public Libraries

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

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Henderson Hospitals

HENDERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
300 WILSON STREET
(903) 657-7541
Emergency Service: Yes

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Henderson High Schools

HENDERSON H S
200 N HIGH ST
903-655-0700
Serves 1,056 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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