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Henderson, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Henderson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Mason County at latitude 38.831 and longitude -82.1353. Mason County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 564 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Henderson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Henderson, West Virginia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Henderson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Town of Henderson, WV Boundary Map


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Henderson, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 256
Population in Households 256
Population in Familes 216
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 612
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 77
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 78 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (23.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $92,763


Median Household Income $35,468
Average Household Income $44,001
Per Capita Income $17,856
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.33% -0.96%
Households -1.05% -0.93%
Families 1.59% -1.06%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 326 19th
Population Density1 # 233 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 272 32nd
Median Household Income # 228 43rd
Per Capita Income # 301 25th

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