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Mayor & Council

Fact Sheet

Incorporated: 1953
City Slogan: A Place to Call Home
Total Population: Nearly 280,000, comparable to Plano, TX; Lincoln NE; and Newark, NJ.
2035 Projected Population: 441,085
Total Square Miles: More than 105, comparable to Surprise, Ariz.; Cape Coral, Fla.; and Shreveport, La.
Elevation: 1,940 feet
Topography: Henderson occupies the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley stretching east of Boulder Highway to just east of Interstate 15. Features include level desert, access to the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation area, along with Black Mountain and the River and McCullough Mountains.
Golf Courses: Municipal:
Wildhorse Golf Club

Black Mountain (27 holes), Desert Willow (Executive Course), Legacy, The Revere Golf Club (36 holes), Rio Secco, Tuscany Golf Club

Anthem Country Club, DragonRidge, SouthShore

Henderson golf courses use either raw or reclaimed water.

City Parks: 56 city parks (including 5 school parks), more than 1,285 total acres developed, with additional parks scheduled to open in 2013.

Henderson is nationally recognized for its outstanding parks and recreation system, earning national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) three times (most recently in 2011) and receiving the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration (1999).
Ballfields: 93
Tennis Courts: 53
Trails: More than 80 linear miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails.

Henderson has 11 aquatic facilities located at seven locations throughout the community.

Recreation Centers:
  • Black Mountain Recreation Center / Aquatic Complex
    (outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Downtown Recreation Center
    (outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center and Aquatic Complex
    (includes outdoor competition pool, indoor and outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center
    (includes outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Valley View Recreation Center
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center / Aquatic Complex
    (includes outdoor and indoor aquatic amenities)
Cultural Facilities:
  • Henderson Pavilion
  • Henderson Events Plaza
Special Facilities:
  • Acacia Demonstration Gardens
  • Bark Park at Heritage Park
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
  • Henderson Convention Center
  • Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve
Senior Centers:
  • Downtown Senior Center
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
    (includes adjacent indoor aquatic amenities for all ages)
Public Schools (K-12)

Elementary Schools
(27 serving Henderson):

Clark County School District,
  • Selma F. Bartlett
  • David M. Cox
  • John A. Dooley
  • Fay Galloway
  • James I. Gibson
  • Edna F. Hinman
  • Lorna J. Kesterson
  • Frank Lamping
  • Nate Mack
  • Gordon M. McCaw
  • Estes M. McDoniel
  • Sue H. Morrow
  • Ulis Newton
  • Aggie Roberts
  • Steven G. Schorr *
  • C.T. Sewell
  • James & Alice Smalley
  • Glen C. Taylor
  • Robert L. Taylor
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Bill Y. Tomiyasu *
  • Harriet Treem
  • Neil C. Twitchell
  • John C. Vanderburg
  • J. Marlan Walker
  • Shirley & Bill Wallin
  • Elise L. Wolff

    * outside City of Henderson limits
Jr. High Schools/Middle Schools
(10 currently serving Henderson):
  • B. Mahlon Brown
  • Lyal Burkholder
  • Francis H. Cortney *
  • Barbara & Hank Greenspun
  • Jack & Terry Mannion
  • Bob Miller
  • Jack Lund Schofield *
  • Charles Silvestri *
  • Del E. Webb
  • Thurman White

    * outside City of Henderson limits
High Schools
(9 serving Henderson):
  • Basic
  • College of Southern Nevada South - Henderson
  • Coronado
  • Del Sol *
  • Foothill
  • Green Valley
  • Liberty
  • Silverado *
  • Southeast Career Technical Academy *

    * outside City of Henderson limits
Charter and Private Schools (K-12) More than 20. Contact the Nevada Department of Education at for details.
Colleges/Universities: Nevada System of Higher Education:
  • College of Southern Nevada
    - Green Valley Advanced Technology Center
    - Henderson Campus
  • Nevada State College
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas *
    * outside City of Henderson limits


  • Art Institute of Las Vegas
  • DeVry University
  • Everest College
  • International Academy of Design and Technology
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • National University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Touro University
  • University of Phoenix
Technical Colleges: Nearly 10. Contact the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education at for details.
Public Libraries:
  • James I. Gibson
  • Green Valley
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Paseo Verde at Liberty Pointe
Museums: Clark County Museum

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, a Dignity Health Member

  • Rose de Lima Campus

  • Siena Campus

Religious Worship: Henderson has numerous places of worship representing many denominations. Visit for more information.
City Budget: FISCAL YEAR 2013
General Operating Budget: $220.3 Million Annually
Revenues: 38% Intergovernmental Resources (includes Sales Tax)
Expenditures: 55% Public Safety
Employees: Full-time: 1,807
Airport: Henderson Executive Airport
(Clark County)
Interstate Highway: US-93/95, I-515, I-215 Beltway link to I-15

Highways serving Henderson included in the CANAMEX Trade Corridor, developed to facilitate the movement of goods, services, people and information between Canada, America and Mexico.
Public Transportation: Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) -
  Updated 05/06/2013