Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, seven miles southeast of Las Vegas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 175,381, with a 2006 Census estimate placing the population at 240,614. The Clark County Comprehensive Planning Department estimated the population to be 256,390 as of July 1, 2006. This makes it the second largest city in Nevada displacing Reno for the #2 spot.
As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 175,381 people, 66,331 households, and 47,095 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.7/km² (2,200.8/mi²). There were 71,149 housing units at an average density of 344.7/km² (892.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.71% of the population.
There were 66,331 households out of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $55,949, and the median income for a family was $61,176. Males had a median income of $42,263 versus $30,483 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,815. About 3.9% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
The Clark County School District provides elementary and secondary public education. Henderson is the location for 29 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and nine high schools. Five of the nine high schools are public schools. A tenth public high school, Silverado High School, also serves parts of Henderson but is located in the unincorporated area of Clark County (Paradise).
Some attempts and thoughts to split the Clark Count School Districts into four independent regions: North Las Vegas School District, Las Vegas School District, Henderson School District, and Boulder City School District; or N.E., N.W., S.W., and S.E (Which would include Henderson)School Districts.