Mayor And Council

Fact Sheet



City Slogan:

A Place to Call Home

Total Population:

302,070, comparable to Anchorage, Alaska; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Jan. 2017)

2035 Projected Population:

Build-Out Projected Population:

389,140 (Jan. 2017)
483,267 (Jan. 2017)

Total Square Miles:

More than 105, comparable to Surprise, Arizona; Cape Coral, Florida; and Shreveport, Louisiana


1,940 feet


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:

Wildhorse Golf Club

Chimera Golf Club, Desert Willow (Executive Course), Legacy, Reflection Bay Golf Club, The Revere Golf Club (36 holes), Rio Secco

Anthem Country Club, DragonRidge, SouthShore

Henderson golf courses use either raw or reclaimed water.

City Parks:

69 city parks (including 5 school parks), nearly 1,300 total acres developed.

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 2016) and receiving the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration (2014 and 1999).



Tennis Courts:



More than 180 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
  • Arroyo Grande Pump Track & BMX Dirt Jump Park
  • Bark Park at Heritage Park
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
  • Henderson Ice Hockey Facility
    (under construction)
  • Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve
  • Whitney Mesa BMX Track

Senior Centers:

  • Downtown Senior Center
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
    (includes adjacent indoor aquatic amenities for all ages)

Dog Parks:

  • Acacia Park
  • Amador Vista Park
  •  Arroyo Grande Sports Complex and Pittman Wash Trail
  • Aventura Park
  • Bark Park at Heritage Park
  •  Boulder Creek Park
  •  Cactus Wren Park
  • Capriola Park
  • Desert Pulse Park
  • Dos Escuelas Park
  •  Equestrian Park South 
  •  Esselmont Park
  •  Hidden Falls Park
  • Horizon Crest Park
  • Paseo Vista Park
  • Reunion Trails Park
  • Weston Hills Park

Public Schools (K-12)

Elementary Schools
(29 serving Henderson):

Clark County School District -
  • Shirley A. Barber *
  • Selma F. Bartlett
  • David M. Cox
  • John A. Dooley
  • Robert & Sandy Ellis
  • 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
  • Josh Stevens
  • Glen C. Taylor
  • Robert L. Taylor
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Harriet Treem
  • Neil C. Twitchell
  • John C. Vanderburg
  • J. Marlan Walker International School
  • Shirley & Bill Wallin
  • Elise L. Wolff 

    * outside City of Henderson limits

Jr. High Schools/Middle Schools

(9 currently serving Henderson):

  • B. Mahlon Brown Academy of International Studies
  • Lyal Burkholder
  • Francis H. Cortney *
  • Barbara & Hank Greenspun
  • Jack & Terry Mannion
  • Bob Miller
  • Jack Lund Schofield *
  • Del E. Webb
  • Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts

    * outside City of Henderson limits

High Schools

(9 serving Henderson):
  • Basic Academy of International Studies
  • College of Southern Nevada South - Henderson
  • Coronado
  • Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts *
  • Foothill
  • Green Valley
  • Liberty
  • Silverado College Preparatory and Career Technical High School *
  • 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.


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
  • National University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Touro University Nevada

Technical Colleges:

Nearly 10. Contact the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education at for details.

Public Libraries:

Henderson Libraries -

  • James I. Gibson
  • Green Valley
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Paseo Verde at Liberty Pointe


  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Henderson Hospital
  • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican
    • Rose de Lima Campus
    • Siena Campus

Religious Worship:

Henderson has numerous places of worship representing many denominations.

Visit church finder for more information. 

City Budget:

General Operating Budget: $344.9 million
Revenues: 51% Intergovernmental Resources (includes Sales Tax)
Expenditures: 52% Public Safety 


Full-time: 2,060, Part-time: 1,118


Henderson Executive Airport

Interstate Highway:

US-93/95, I-515, I-215 Beltway link to I-15, I-11
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)