Henderson, NC

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Population

44,420

0.198% decline

Median Age

40.6


Median Household Income

$35,246

7.68% growth

Poverty Rate

23%


Number of Employees

18,129

3.95% growth

Median Property Value

$95,500

1.24% decline

About

In 2017, Henderson, NC had a population of 44.4k people with a median age of 40.6 and a median household income of $35,246. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Henderson, NC declined from 44,508 to 44,420, a -0.198% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,733 to $35,246, a 7.68% increase.

The population of Henderson, NC is 49.8% Black or African American Alone, 40.6% White Alone, and 7.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Henderson, NC speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Henderson, NC are Vance-Granville Community College (725 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Henderson, NC is $95,500, and the homeownership rate is 58.6%. Most people in Henderson, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Henderson, NC is 2 cars per household.

Henderson, NC borders Oxford, NC and Raleigh, NC.

Economy

The economy of Henderson, NC employs 18.1k people. The largest industries in Henderson, NC are Manufacturing (3,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,018 people), and Retail Trade (2,832 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,259), Public Administration ($37,453), and Wholesale Trade ($35,708).

Median household income in Henderson, NC is $35,246. Males in Henderson, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Henderson, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,246

2017 value

± $2,781

7.68%

1 Year Growth

± 9.25%

Households in Henderson, NC have a median annual income of $35,246, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,733 in 2016, which represents a 7.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in North Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Henderson, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Henderson, NC was Union County, NC with a value of $80,337, followed by Wake County, NC and Chatham County, NC, with respective values of $79,970 and $74,959.

The following map shows all of the counties in Henderson, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Henderson, NC (10k out of 43.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,467 ± 626

  2. White

    2,686 ± 407

  3. Hispanic

    1,000 ± 325

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Henderson, NC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

18.1k

2017 Value

± 1,067

3.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson, NC grew at a rate of 3.95%, from 17.4k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Henderson, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,541 people), Production Occupations (2,499 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,677 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Henderson, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Henderson, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,541 people), Production Occupations (2,499 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,677 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Henderson, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.31 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Henderson, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,941), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($55,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.1k

2017 Value

± 1,067

3.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.87%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Henderson, NC grew at a rate of 3.95%, from 17.4k employees to 18.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Henderson, NC, are Manufacturing (3,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,018 people), and Retail Trade (2,832 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Henderson, NC, though some of these residents may live in Henderson, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Henderson, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,419 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,018 people), and Retail Trade (2,832 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Henderson, NC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.86 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.52 times), and Retail Trade (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Henderson, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,259), Public Administration ($37,453), and Wholesale Trade ($35,708).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $54.9B

  2. $41.2B

  3. $40B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($41.2B) and Machinery ($40B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound North Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$443B

2020 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

42.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound North Carolina trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 42.7% to $632B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound North Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from North Carolina to other states, or from other states to North Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.4B

  2. $28.1B

  3. $28B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $28.4B, followed by Virginia with $28.1B and Georgia and $28B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that North Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.5% of the population of Henderson, NC has health coverage, with 30.8% on employee plans, 30.6% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.25% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Henderson, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Henderson, NC see 1417 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1410 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1829 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 464 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,417 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in North Carolina see an average of 1,417 patients per year. This represents a 0.496% increase from the previous year (1,410 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in North Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.5%

Uninsured

30.8%

Employer Coverage

30.6%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

1.25%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Henderson, NC declined by 21.5% from 14.7% to 11.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Henderson, NC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Henderson, NC is home to a population of 44.4k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.87% of Henderson, NC residents were born outside of the country (1.72k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Henderson, NC is composed of 22.1k Black or African American Alone residents (49.8%), 18k White Alone residents (40.6%), 3.25k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.31%), 652 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 238 Asian Alone residents (0.536%), 127 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.286%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.036%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Henderson, NC was 40.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Henderson, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Henderson, NC residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.72k people

3.96%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.76k people

As of 2017, 3.87% of Henderson, NC residents (1.72k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Henderson, NC was 3.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Henderson, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Henderson, NC was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    22.1k ± 267

  2. White Alone

    18k ± 36

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.25k ± 826

In 2017, there were 1.23 times more Black or African American Alone residents (22.1k people) in Henderson, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18k White Alone and 3.25k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Henderson, NC as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    896 ± 176

  2. Korea

    195 ± 72

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    172 ± 93

Henderson, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Henderson, NC awarded 725 degrees. The student population of Henderson, NC is skewed towards women, with 1,151 male students and 2,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Henderson, NC are White (410 and 57.6%), followed by Black or African American (195 and 27.4%), Hispanic or Latino (56 and 7.87%), and Unknown (23 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Henderson, NC by number of degrees awarded are Vance-Granville Community College (725 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Henderson, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (246 and 33.9%), Registered Nursing (41 and 5.66%), and Medical Office Management (40 and 5.52%).

The median tuition costs in Henderson, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 246 degrees awarded

  2. 41 degrees awarded

  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Henderson, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 246 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Henderson, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

725 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Henderson, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vance-Granville Community College with 725 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

288

Degrees Awarded to Men

437

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 288 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Henderson, NC, which is 0.659 times less than the 437 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Henderson, NC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    410 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    56 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Henderson, NC were to White students. These 410 degrees mean that there were 2.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 195 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Henderson, NC was $95,500 in 2017, which is 0.416 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,700 to $95,500, a 1.24% decrease. The homeownership rate in Henderson, NC is 58.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Henderson, NC have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Henderson, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,500

2017 Median

± $3,819

$96,700

2016 Median

± $4,182

In 2017, the median property value in Henderson, NC declined from to $95,500 from the previous year's value of $96,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Henderson, NC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henderson, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$35,246

Median Household Income

± $2,781

17k

Number of Households

± 966

In 2017, the median household income of the 17k households in Henderson, NC grew to $35,246 from the previous year's value of $32,733.

The following chart displays the households in Henderson, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Henderson, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Henderson, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.6%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.6% of the housing units in Henderson, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Henderson, NC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Henderson, NC have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Henderson, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Henderson, NC was Drove Alone (82.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (2.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Henderson, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Henderson, NC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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