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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Henderson is a city in Nevada with a population of 284,817. Henderson is in Clark County and is one of the best places to live in Nevada. Living in Henderson offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Henderson there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Henderson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Henderson are above average.
About Henderson...
Population
284,817

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,184
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Henderson Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    28.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    80.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    363.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,255
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Henderson

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,939
National
$55,322
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Henderson Reviews

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Loved Henderson but the cost of living is rising ! Lived in Henderson for 2 years, you really get a suburb feel, it’s away from a lot of commotion (Las Vegas). Many things to do if you have kids, they have indoor playgrounds/bounce houses and beautiful parks. If you like to work out there’s many parks with trails. Traffic can get hectic although.. It is extremely hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Always sunny and bright out. Great place to live if you don’t want to live directly in Las Vegas and like a more calm area. Well up kept city!
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Based on what my mom tells me, we practically live on the invisible border that separates Henderson from Las Vegas, just for clarification. It's a lot better than any of the other neighborhoods I've lived in. There's a Galaxy Theater right behind my place and a little central hub that has a small casino and stores, food hangouts, and ice cream! It's a cozy little area, and there's even a spot that helps you find a job if you're having trouble locating/applying. My mom and I visited once, and the workers there are all very helpful.

It's a nice place, and there's an inside joke among the community about the police. Since the crime rate in Henderson is substantially lower compared to its neighbors, they really have nothing to do but cruise. So if there ever IS an incident, even as small as a neighbor dispute, expect to see like 4 or 5 police cars. They are ALWAYS ready for the job.
Henderson is a surprise for those that are new to the Valley and it is quite a pleasant surprise, even to some Las Vegas residences. How it has grown! Different reasons to live here as many different lifestyles there are. We have more likeness and similarities. Not far from the city strip that brings people from all corners of the world together in the desert. Friendly, welcoming community, with extensive trail systems. The spring time has offered an easy, comfortable setting and also holds truth as a warning that the comfort simply wont last before the summer heat cranks. Something for all variety of ages, people, animals and interests! Join a club, a church, an exercise class, take a hike with a rescue team, pick one of a handful of museums, learn to sew or crochet, visit a spa, go to a local market, gamble if you wish but the "other" list of things to do in this area is far from limited. Beautiful it is in Henderson Nevada.