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Welcome to Henderson ...

The city of Henderson is located in Vance County and is the County Seat for Vance County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Henderson has a population of 14,852 people<1> (see below for details).

Henderson is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Henderson: (252)

The ZIP code for Henderson: 27536<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Henderson had a population of 15,368 people (which is 33.83% of the total population of Vance County). This makes Henderson the county's most populous community.

The population of Henderson represents 0.16% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,368 people, the population of Henderson decreased 4.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,095 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Henderson had an population of 14,852 people. This is a decrease of 3.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.72% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Henderson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Centerville   [Map]   102   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Franklinton   [Map]   2,132   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kittrell   [Map]   161   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Louisburg   [Map]   3,533   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Macon   [Map]   112   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Middleburg   [Map]   139   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Henderson.

Communities Also Named Henderson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two North Carolina communities named Henderson: This one is located in Vance County and the other is located in Wilkes County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 48 communities that are also named Henderson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California (3), Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (5), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Henderson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Henderson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Henderson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Henderson. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Henderson:

Websites for Henderson ...

Official Website: www.ci.henderson.nc.us/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Henderson ...

Looking for more information about Henderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Henderson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Henderson.

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About Vance County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Henderson: www.ci.henderson.nc.us/

The official website for Vance County: www.vancecounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Henderson.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Henderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Henderson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Henderson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Henderson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Henderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Henderson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3296, Longitude: -78.3992     [Map].

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