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Overall Niche Grade
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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. In Henderson County, 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
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

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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I live in Henderson County and I love the overall safety. We are a close-knit community where everyone knows everyone. Jobs are mainly factory work, our community if full of manufacturing of some type. The change I would like to see is a better choice of restaurants. If you want to go to the mall or a good restaurant you have to go over the KY bridge. We are right on the state line of Evansville IN.
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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.
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.