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The Nevada state capital is Carson City.

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Zip Codes

89002, 89009, 89011, 89012, 89014-89016, 89044, 89052, 89053, 89074, 89077

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Henderson is approximately 256,564 (2008), 257729 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 100,139 (2006), 101314 (2010).

The amount of land area in Henderson is 244.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Henderson is 79.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Henderson to Washington DC is 2163 miles. The distance to the Nevada state capital is 344 miles. (as the crow flies)
Henderson is positioned 36.03 degrees north of the equator and 115.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Henderson elevation is 1,940 feet above sea level.
Henderson per capita income is $34,730 (2008).
Henderson median income is $65,757 (2008).

The Henderson median home price is $324,300 (2008).

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Henderson location: only a mile from Lake Mead and just 7 miles from the Las Vegas "Strip" area in the Clark County area of southwest Nevada. Other nearby communities include: Whitney, Paradise, Clark, Winchester, Enterprise, Boulder City, Sunrise Manor and Spring Valley.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Henderson is arid, desert with 300 days sunshine each year. Summer temperatures may go as high as 115 degrees. This page gives some good tips for living in a desert climate.
Henderson average annual rainfall is 4.5 inches per year
Henderson average annual humidity is 27%
Henderson average temperature is 68.1 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Henderson history:

In 1918, R.B. Jefferson was the lone resident of the area. When the Boulder Dam Bill was signed in 1928, he took good advantage of his location between Las Vegas and the dam site. He had already built a small building there in 1927, so in 1929 he and a partner, Mr. Bearden, subdivided a 40 acre parcel and named it Jericho Heights. An air strip was built here, one of the first in the county and many workers stopped in for “refreshments” at the end of their work days. In 1944, the Basic Townsite Post Office was opened. At this time the town was renamed Henderson for the late Senator, Charles B. Henderson.

Here is a good history page for Henderson.
The incorporation date of Henderson: 16 April 1953 with a population of 7,410 at that time.

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Henderson attractions:

MONEY Magazine ranked Henderson in the top 20 Best Cities to Live in America. (July 2006)

Clark County Heritage Museum
1830 South Boulder Highway
(Between Henderson and Boulder City)
Henderson, Nevada
Phone: 702-455-7955

City of Henderson Bird Viewing
350 E. Galleria Dr. at Moser Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89015
Phone: (702) 267-4180
OPEN DAILY 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
(Last entry at 2:45 pm)
Home to almost 200 species of birds.

Farmers Market
Held every Thursday in downtown Henderson.

Learn more about Henderson.

Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden - a 3 acre garden at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory with over 300 cactus and succulent species.

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Henderson economy:

Henderson Economic Development

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