Facts About Henderson
Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vega
Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of 1,864 feet above sea level
The township of Henderson first emerged in the 1940s during World War II with the building of the Basic Magnesium Plant.
In 2019, it was named the Greenest City in Nevada due to its air quality, renewable energy programs and large amount of open space.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 107.7 square miles (279.0 km2), all land.
Henderson’s southernmost point is a stretch of uninhabited desert along the I-15, 23 miles from City Hall.
Henderson is 16 miles (26 km) southeast of downtown Las Vegas at 36°2′23″N 114°58′52″W (36.03972, −114.98111)
Historian Mark Hall Patton’s book, Asphalt Memories, on-street name origins, includes the famous Water Street and Stephanie Street.
The city of Henderson is named after Senator Charles B. Henderson.
Henderson was the fastest-growing city in the country from 1990-’98.
Henderson gets 297 sunny days, which is significantly more than the national average of 205 days.
Henderson is known for its supply of magnesium during World War II.
Henderson was officially incorporated on April 16, 1953.
The original townsite in Henderson was known by a secret code name, Plancor 201H.
The estimated population of Henderson is 300,116, as of 2019.
The city’s median household income was $63,830, and the median family income was $74,120.
The following is an incomplete list of notable Henderson residents: Steve Aoki, Erica Blasberg, Toni Braxton, Andrew Cherng, Phyllis Davis, Brandon Flowers, Pierre Omidyar and Jermaine O’Neal.
The area was originally known as Midway City when BMI was built in 1941 and was renamed Henderson.
Henderson covers a total area of 107.7 square miles.
“Rudy” Ruettiger, of Notre Dame football fame, lives in Henderson.