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Time Zone: Henderson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Oquawka is the Seat for Henderson County.

Henderson County was founded in 1841 and was created by taking area from WarrenCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Henderson had a population of 7,354 people. This is a decrease of 10.46% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,213 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Henderson represented 0.07% of the total population of Illinois, making it the state's 91st most populous county (out of 102 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20107,331-10.74%-0.31% since 2009
20097,354-10.46%-1.46% since 2008
20087,463-9.13%-1.17% since 2007
20008,213The Last Census

More information can be found on the Henderson County Census Page for Henderson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Henderson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Henderson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Oquawka   1,3611,53911.57% decrease  
Stronghurst   78089612.95% decrease  
Lomax   41547713% decrease  
Biggsville   30134312.24% decrease  
Gladstone   25028411.97% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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