|Population density:||3,234 per square mile|
|Median household income:||$67,934|
|Total population:||257,729 people|
|Median age:||39 years old|
|Square miles:||79.68 square miles|
Located just seven miles from the famous Las Vegas Strip, Henderson is one of the fastest growing cities in America. Whether people come to live, learn, work or play, Henderson has it all. Along with the nearby excitement of Vegas, Henderson offers outstanding parks, recreational facilities, cultural centers and premier master-planned communities. Referred to as the “other side of Southern Nevada” it is also only a few miles from beautiful Lake Mead.
New residents and new businesses are equally attracted to Henderson for its family-value atmosphere and pro-business environment. Some big businesses, like Ocean Spray, have built facilities in Henderson. And resorts like Green Valley Ranch Resort have also sprung up in the city. A dynamic mix of businesses as well as new roads, parks and schools have attracted people searching for an outstanding quality of life. “Born in America’s defense” while supplying magnesium and munitions during World War II, Henderson now boasts about 280,000 residents.
Nearby Lake Mead consists of 500 miles of shoreline and is one of the largest manmade lakes in the Western Hemisphere, created by the Hoover Dam. Mt. Charleston, 45 minutes to the north of Henderson, offers residents the opportunity to ski from November to April, and enjoy hiking and camping year round. For ease of travel, nearby McCarran International Airport services the Las Vegas area. As part of Clark County, Henderson is located about 16 miles from downtown Las Vegas and all the excitement it offers.
Besides the nearby glitter and glam of Las Vegas, Henderson is also near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, which spans about 195,000 acres. It features striking geological formations and is excellent for hiking or horseback riding. The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve is home to hundreds of species of water fowl, birds of prey and more. The Clark County Museum features a 30-acre site with restored historic buildings and an exhibit hall that traces the evolution of Southern Nevada from prehistoric to modern times.