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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Henderson County is located in North Carolina with a population of 112,156. Henderson County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Henderson County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Henderson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Henderson County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$818
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    114.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    10.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    93.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    692.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,464.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    187.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Henderson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,454
National
$55,322

Henderson County Reviews

9 reviews
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Henderson county is a very nice county, with tons to do! there are four, highly competitive county schools, all with exceptional academic programs. Many people come to visit Henderson county because if the beautiful mountains, great hiking and camping places, and beautiful sunsets. Henderson county is large enough to where there are quite a few people who do not know each other, but small enough to where you will see your friends or family in a store most of the time. It is a relatively safe place, with very helpful police, fire, and emergency medical response teams.There are a lot of locally owned places to visit and It is just south of Asheville, which holds the Biltmore House. and plenty of local attractions, such as the Apple festival.
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I loved the small community feel and the people.Its beautiful year round and is safe and welcoming.It has an amazing education system that works hard to help any and all students achieve excellence.While I love it here,small town life can begin to seem a bit boring and you feel the need for a change.I love living close to the South Carolina State line though,no sales tax on groceries!
This is a very pretty place to live, with amazing views and amazing architecture. I have lived here for fourteen years, and have never wanted to move!