Economic Development And Tourism

Demographics Profile

Exciting developments are happening in the City of Henderson, Nevada!  New residents and businesses continue to locate here and add to our impressive population and commercial growth.  While most are familiar with Las Vegas, many are not as knowledgeable about the immediately adjacent areas of this growing region nearly 2 million people and the outstanding business climate offered in the City of Henderson.  Major corporations such as Levi Strauss & Company, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Amica, Toyota Financial and many others call Henderson home, evidence of Henderson's pro-business environment.

As one of the younger cities of the modern and dynamic Southwest, the City of Henderson is often referred to as the "Other Side of Southern Nevada". Over the past 20 years, the city has grown in an orderly and efficient manner due in part to the efforts of private citizens and city leaders working together to build an ideal community that is conducive to business, the entrepreneurial spirit, and a high quality of life. With new residents and businesses moving to Henderson each month, it is truly "A Place to Call Home".


The city's demographic profile and community statistics are very impressive by most standards.  Henderson was recognized as the nation's fastest growing large city from 1990-1998 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The city's population of 269,916 (Jan. 1, 2013) now ranks Henderson as the second largest city in the State of Nevada and comparable in size to Irvine, CA and Chandler, AZ.


Henderson, at an average elevation of 1,940 feet, is ideally situated in the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley, just 7 miles southeast of the famous Las Vegas Strip and minutes away from McCarran International Airport. Major highways serving Henderson include I-15, US 95, US 93, and Highway 146.  I-15 provides immediate east-west access from California to the East Coast via I-80, I-70, and I-40, as well as north-south access from Mexico to Canada via I-15.

Within the U.S. Southwest, Henderson is conveniently located to serve major southwestern markets.  Henderson is approximately 50 miles from the California State line and 234 miles from Los Angeles.

Approximate distance from Henderson, Nevada to:

Anaheim, CA 222 miles
Bakersfield, CA 230 miles
Los Angeles, CA 234 miles
Oakland, CA 417 miles
Phoenix, AZ 239 miles
Reno, NV 358 miles
Salt Lake City, UT 367 miles
San Bernardino, CA 184 miles
San Diego, CA 253 miles
San Francisco, CA 435 miles


Homes to suit any family's needs and budget can be found throughout Henderson's established neighborhoods and master-planned communities. Residents also enjoy the area's inviting climate.

Single-Family Residential - Median List Price (Metro LV - Mar'15) $239,000
Condo & Townhouse Units - Median List Price (Metro LV -Mar'15) $123,600
Average Rental Rate (2 Bed/1 Bath-Unfurnished, Metro LV- 2014Q4) $       730
Sources: GLVAR Housing Statistics and UNLV Lied Institute.
Average Monthly Temperature (30-yr. norm) 68.1 degrees
Average Monthly Humidity (30-yr. norm) 27%
Average High/Low Temperatures (30-yr. norm) 79.9/56.3
Average Annual Rainfall (30-yr. norm) 4.5 inches
Source: Nevada State Climate Office, 2015