Henderson, Nevada

Henderson: The second most populous city in Nevada and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. It is located in southern Nevada. Henderson is known for its growing population, its proximity to Las Vegas, and its many attractions,


Henderson is a city located in the county of Clark in the U.S. state of Nevada. Its population at the 2010 census was 257,729 and a population density of 946 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 329,172 inhabitants.

The city was created 83 years ago in 1940.

Henderson is a city in southern Nevada, southeast of Las Vegas. Around 330,000 residents, it is the second largest city in the state after Las Vegas.

Initially a steel and magnesium production hub, Henderson now has a diverse economy along with beautiful parks and recreation. It offers a quieter alternative to the nonstop excitement of the Las Vegas Strip.

Top Attractions and Activities

Lake Las Vegas

This picturesque man-made lake is surrounded by resorts, golf courses, and residences. Enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, or just strolling along the shoreline trails.

Clark County Heritage Museum

Located on a 35-acre desert park, this museum features historic buildings and exhibits conveying the region's pioneering history.

Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve

See a variety of desert bird species and wildlife along the paved trails and observation platforms of this scenic urban wetlands habitat.

The District at Green Valley Ranch

This outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex has family-friendly attractions like the Shark Reef Aquarium.

Ethel M Chocolates Botanical Cactus Gardens

Browse displays of cacti and succulents with the backdrop of a chocolate factory. Take a public tour and enjoy free chocolate tastings.

Planning Your Visit

October through April bring pleasant weather for exploring the area. Summers are extremely hot.

Lodgings range from casino resorts by Lake Las Vegas to national chain hotels along highways.

A car is recommended for getting around, although buses and Uber/Lyft serve Henderson.

Henderson locator map
Location of Henderson on Nevada map.

Quick Facts about Henderson

Population : 329,172 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nevada (United States)
County : Clark County
Twitter username : cityofhenderson
Postal code : 89002, 89009, 89011, 89012, 89014-89016, 89044, 89052, 89053, 89074, 89077
Phone Area Codes : 702
Area : 272.43 km2
Altitude : 1,765 feet / 538 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1941 (83 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 10:07:25 (14th April 2024)
Density : 1,208 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 21.7% (2010-2020)
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Henderson is located at 36°2'23"N 114°58'55"W (36.0397000, -114.9819400).

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The population of Henderson increased by 21.7% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 257,729 - census
2011 258,752 0.4% estimation process
2012 263,278 1.72% estimation process
2013 268,274 1.86% estimation process
2014 274,255 2.18% estimation process
2015 282,167 2.8% estimation process
2016 289,480 2.53% estimation process
2017 299,314 3.29% estimation process
2018 309,518 3.3% estimation process
2019 320,189 3.33% estimation process
2020 329,172 2.73% estimation process

Henderson zip code is 89002. County name: Clark, County fips: 32003

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People born in Henderson (26)

People born in Henderson, including indie rock singer Brandon Flowers, poker player David Grey, politician Mark White, .


  • Joseph D. Kucan (American actor) he was born in 19/03/1965
  • Renee Perez (Movie actress and adult model) she was born in 08/12/1984
  • Cecelia Holland (novelist) she was born in 31/12/1943
  • Craig Barlow (professional golfer) he was born in 23/07/1972
  • Chumlee (American television personality) he was born in 08/09/1982
  • Joey Gallo (baseball player) he was born in 19/11/1993
  • Max Gunderson (American professional soccer player) he was born in 05/11/1989
  • Ellie Smith (American model) she was born in 01/01/1996
  • Anthony Hart (brother of Carey Hart, American Motocross rider) he was born in 23/06/1987
  • Jake Hager (professional baseball player) he was born in 04/03/1993
  • Christian Volesky (American association football player) he was born in 15/09/1992
  • Glen Charles (American television writer and producer) he was born in 18/02/1943
  • Miles Killebrew (American-football player (1993-)) he was born in 10/05/1993
  • Anne Coe (American painter) she was born in 01/01/1949
  • Caroline Reitman (actress) she was born in 11/12/1988
  • Zico Bailey (US association football player) he was born in 27/08/2000
  • Danny Musovski (US association football player) he was born in 30/11/1995
  • Nick Rattigan (Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, journalist and director from Henderson, Nevada) he was born in 06/08/1992

Schools in Henderson

College & universities near Henderson, NV

Code Name City ZIP
459824 Touro University Nevada Henderson (NV) 89014
182148 Las Vegas College Henderson (NV) 89074-8811
441900 Nevada State College Henderson (NV) 89002
445735 Roseman University of Health Sciences Henderson (NV) 89014
182111 The Art Institute of Las Vegas Henderson (NV) 89074-7737

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Henderson, NV

Code Name Address Type
LAS Las Vegas International Airport, Nevada 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd BUS
LVT Las Vegas, NV 6675 Gilespie Street BUS
LVS Las Vegas (Downtown), Nevada 200 South Main St. BUS
LNV Laughlin, Nevada 2121 S. Casino Dr. BUS

Post offices near Henderson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Henderson Post Office Henderson (NV) 89015
Valle Verd Post Office Henderson (NV) 89012
Green Valley Post Office Henderson (NV) 89014
East Las Vega Post Office Las Vegas (NV) 89121
Poe 683 Post Office Las Vegas (NV) 89119

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Other cities in Clark County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Clark County , NV.

City Name Population Title
Las Vegas 646,790 The twenty-fifth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
North Las Vegas 260,098 A city located in Clark County, Nevada.
Paradise 223,167 Town in Nevada, USA
Sunrise Manor 189,372 Census designated place
Spring Valley 178,395 Village in New York, United States
Whitney 38,585 Art museum in New York City
Winchester 27,978 Nevada township
Mesquite 20,438 City in Nevada
Boulder City 16,207 City in Clark County, Nevada
Laughlin 7,323 Census designated place
Moapa Valley 6,924 City in Nevada, United States of America
Sandy Valley 2,051 City in Nevada, United States of America
Bunkerville 1,303 City in Nevada, United States of America
Moapa Town 1,025 City in Clark County, Nevada, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Henderson distances to largest Nevada cities