Henderson, WV Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Henderson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Henderson had a population of 242 as of July 1, 2015. Henderson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Henderson is located at latitude 38.831 and longitude -82.1353 in Mason County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Henderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

The Town of Henderson has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Henderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Town of Henderson, WV Boundary Map

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Henderson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 242
Population in Households 242
Population in Familes 204
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 578
Diversity Index2 5
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 103
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $80,978
Average Home Value $85,959
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,676
Average Household Income $39,909
Per Capita Income $15,875
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.13% -1.45%
Households -1.91% -1.4%
Families 0.0% -1.43%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Henderson, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 330 18th
Population Density1 # 241 40th
Diversity Index2 # 314 23rd
Median Household Income # 349 13th
Per Capita Income # 362 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE West Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.