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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
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Henderson is a town in Kentucky with a population of 28,870. Henderson is in Henderson County. Living in Henderson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Henderson there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Henderson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Henderson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$105,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$620
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Henderson Rankings

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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
    104
    283
  • Murder
    7
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    80
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433
    500
  • Theft
    1,661
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    239
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$34,793
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%
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I have lived in Henderson, Kentucky for all 17 years that I have existed. In my experience, I would say that regardless of what many people my age digress about how it's 'terrible here' and how they 'can't wait to get away', Henderson Kentucky is a pretty average town. The crowning piece of this contemporary rural community is definitely our natural surroundings, specifically, the Ohio River, and John James Audubon Park. The geological significance of this town is grand, and inspires many local artists to follow in the renowned John James' footsteps, creating works based off of the luscious flora and fauna.
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Henderson is a great town for families. There are many things to do here like go to the local movie theater, go bowling, roller skating, and visit one of the multiple parks in town. Henderson has a great downtown area that welcomes everyone. With the parks, the restaurants, and the multiple stores, Henderson is welcome to everyone.
Henderson, though a bit small, has a decent city feel to it. There are quite a few restaurants and a decent amount of things to do for fun. There are ample job opportunities. If you were to get tired of the slightly small town feel, Evansville and Owensboro are both just 30 minutes away. Henderson is also not very far from my family, which allows me to see them fairly often.