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Time Zone: Henderson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hendersonville is the Seat for Henderson County.

Henderson County was founded in 1838 and was created by taking area from BuncombeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Henderson had a population of 103,669 people. This is an increase of 16.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 89,173 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Henderson represented 1.11% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 28th most populous county (out of 100 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
2010106,740+19.7%+2.96% since 2009
2009103,669+16.26%+1.26% since 2008
2008102,383+14.81%+1.74% since 2007
200089,173The 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)
Hendersonville   12,22310,42017.3% increase  
Fletcher   4,7614,18513.76% increase  
Flat Rock   3,0382,56518.44% increase  
Laurel Park   2,1651,83517.98% increase  
Saluda   5915752.78% increase  

Websites for Henderson County

Official Website:   www.hendersoncountync.org/

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<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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