It is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 280,000. As of 2015 there were 285,000 people, 113,000 households, with 61% of households owner occupied. Henderson is located southeast of Las Vegas, and northwest of Boulder City. Henderson first emerged in the 1940s during World War II as a producer of magnesium. On April 16, 1953 Henderson was incorporated as a city.
Forbes magazine ranked Henderson as America’s second-safest city. Median household income is $63,000, and median home price is $254,000. One of Henderson’s amenities is its 37 miles of maintained trails.
Henderson is currently part of the the Clark County School District. Henderson is the location for 29 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Henderson is home to several colleges and universities. Nevada State College, Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Southern Nevada, Touro University, and Devry University.
Henderson’s top employers is Green Valley & Sunset Station Casinos at 3,400 employees, followed by the City of Henderson with 3,000 employees, and then St. Rose Hospital with 2,700 employees.