Henderson is a mid-sized city in Nevada with just over 283,000 residents. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Renters tend to be in the minority in the city, and 62% of residents own their homes. With an average rent of $1,261 a month, exceeding the state average by $171/month, relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.
Many Henderson residents work in one of two industries: entertainment and retail. Together, these industries make up 17% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Henderson workers bring in an average annual income of about $81,000, around $13,000 more than the average Nevada resident. The city's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the state average, Henderson has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 7% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree.
Henderson residents have an average commute of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 42% of residents, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.