Henderson, Kentucky

Henderson: City in and county seat of Henderson County, Kentucky, United States


Henderson is a city located in the county of Henderson in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 28,757 and a population density of 621 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 27,974 inhabitants.

The city was created 227 years ago in 1796.

Henderson locator map
Location of Henderson on Kentucky map.

Quick Facts about Henderson

Population : 27,974 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Henderson County
Different from : Henderson County
Postal code : 42420
Phone Area Codes : 270
Area : 46.33 km2
Altitude : 407 feet / 124 meters
Capital city : Henderson is capital of Henderson County
Establishment : January 01, 1797 (227 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 17:21:04 (15th April 2024)
Density : 604 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.8% (2010-2020)
North Main in downtown Henderson image
North Main in downtown Henderson
North Main in downtown Henderson image


Henderson is located at 37°50'10"N 87°35'24"W (37.8361500, -87.5900100).

Henderson map


According to census records, the population of Henderson decreased by 2.8% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,757 - census
2011 28,982 0.78% estimation process
2012 29,019 0.13% estimation process
2013 28,965 -0.19% estimation process
2014 28,979 0.05% estimation process
2015 28,942 -0.13% estimation process
2016 28,900 -0.15% estimation process
2017 28,663 -0.83% estimation process
2018 28,410 -0.89% estimation process
2019 28,207 -0.72% estimation process
2020 27,974 -0.83% estimation process

Henderson zip code is 42420. County name: Henderson, County fips: 21101

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People born in Henderson (38)

People born in Henderson, including United States admiral Husband Edward Kimmel, basketball player Steve Bardo, vaudeville, jazz and blues singer Rosa Henderson, .


  • Teddy Darby (American musician) he was born in 02/03/1906
  • Henry Dixon Allen (U.S. Representative (1854-1924)) he was born in 24/06/1854
  • James Franklin Clay (American politician (1840-1921)) he was born in 29/10/1840
  • Joey Goebel (American musician) he was born in 02/11/1980
  • John J. Becker (American composer of contemporary classical music) he was born in 22/01/1886
  • John Lloyd Dorsey, Jr. (American politician (1891-1960)) he was born in 10/08/1891
  • Misti Dawn (American movie actress and video game industry professional) she was born in 11/02/1986
  • Stovepipe Johnson (Confederate Army colonel (1834-1922)) he was born in 06/02/1834
  • Young E. Allison (American writer) he was born in 01/01/1853
  • Alan Hays (Florida State Senator) he was born in 12/03/1946
  • Ann Rutledge (First love of Abraham Lincoln) she was born in 07/01/1813
  • Sam Ball (American football player) he was born in 01/06/1944
  • Charles D. Barrett (American Marine Corps general) he was born in 16/08/1885
  • Clarence Adams (American boxer) he was born in 06/07/1974
  • Darrell A. Posey (American scientist) he was born in 14/03/1947
  • David Boswell (American politician) he was born in 20/11/1949
  • Gary L. Littrell (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 26/10/1944
  • Jace Bugg (professional golfer) he was born in 06/11/1976

Schools in Henderson

College & universities near Henderson, KY

Code Name City ZIP
156851 Henderson Community College Henderson (KY) 42420-4699

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Henderson, KY

Code Name Address Type
EVN Evansville, IN 119 Northwest 6th Street BUS
MDV Madisonville, KY 4765 Hanson Road BUS

Post offices near Henderson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Henderson Post Office Henderson (KY) 42420

Other places with the same name (15)

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  • Henderson , North Carolina city in Vance County, North Carolina, United States with a population of 15,109 people.
  • Henderson , Texas City in Rusk County, Texas, United States with a population of 13,049 people.
  • Henderson , Tennessee city in Chester County, Tennessee with a population of 6,417 people.
  • Henderson , Louisiana town in the U.S. state of Louisiana with a population of 1,785 people.
  • Henderson , Pennsylvania township in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania with a population of 1,749 people.
  • Henderson , New York town in Jefferson County, New York, United States with a population of 1,287 people.
  • Henderson , Nebraska city in York County, Nebraska, United States with a population of 972 people.
  • Henderson , Minnesota city in Sibley County, Minnesota, United States with a population of 702 people.
  • Henderson , West Virginia town in West Virginia, United States with a population of 258 people.
  • Henderson , Illinois village in Illinois, United States with a population of 241 people.
  • Henderson , Iowa city in Mills County, Iowa, United States with a population of 181 people.
  • Henderson , Michigan township in Shiawassee County, Michigan with a population of 168 people.
  • Henderson , Maryland town in Caroline County, Maryland, United States with a population of 143 people.

Other cities in Henderson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Henderson County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Corydon 685 City in Kentucky
Robards 497 Human settlement in Henderson County, Kentucky, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Henderson distances to largest Kentucky cities