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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Henderson County is located in Kentucky with a population of 46,252. Living in Henderson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Henderson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Henderson County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$643
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Henderson County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    79.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,660.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Henderson County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,458
National
$55,322

Henderson County Reviews

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Henderson is very small rural area. It only has one high-school, and two middle schools and one catholic school. Most jobs in this area are nurses, doctors, lawyers, local own businesses. Henderson is literally 10 miles from Evansville Indiana. The Ohio River separates the two cities. Henderson does have its perks though, we have several bluegrass festivals downtown. It also has a great riverfront view. Over the past few years Henderson has added chained food industries to the area. Living in Henderson we are close to several other cities. Nashville, Indianpolis, St. Louis, Louisville, Lexington, no more than a 3-4 hour drive. I've gone up to Nashville several times for the day and drive back the same day. It's not a bad place to live if you like small towns.
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There isn’t a whole lot to do, but’s it’s very homey and I love it! It has all of the necessities of Walmart plus restaurants and anything you could need living a simple life.
I love henderson, I relocated here from about an 1.5 hour north of there in Indiana. My husband is from here. I love that has a small town feeling yet so close to 2 large cities (evansville, owensburo) I have only lived here for 10 months but the safety here is marvelous. Not a lot of crime or not a lot that I have heard of. There is a lot of employment opportunities, if there isnt something that peeks your desires, there should be something within 30 mins of driving distance.