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Henderson, Nevada

Henderson is the fastest-growing large city (over 150,000 pop.) in the United States. Located in Clark County just five miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, Henderson surpassed Reno in 2000 as Nevada's second-largest city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 175,381.

Geography Henderson is located at 36°1'45" North, 115°1'31" West (36.029249, -115.025286)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 206.4 km² (79.7 mi²). 206.4 km² (79.7 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 175,381 people, 66,331 households, and 47,095 families residing in the city. The population density is 849.7/km² (2,200.8/mi²). There are 71,149 housing units at an average density of 344.7/km² (892.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 84.49% White, 3.76% African American, 0.70% Native American, 3.98% Asian, 0.42% Pacific Islander, 3.16% from other races, and 3.49% from two or more races. 10.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 66,331 households out of which 33.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% are non-families. 20.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.05.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $55,949, and the median income for a family is $61,176. Males have a median income of $42,263 versus $30,483 for females. The per capita income for the city is $26,815. 5.6% of the population and 3.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.4% are under the age of 18 and 4.7% are 65 or older.

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