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Henderson, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Henderson had a population of 6,456 as of July 1, 2017. Henderson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Henderson is located at latitude 35.4431 and longitude -88.6566 in Chester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Henderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Chester County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 446 feet.

The City of Henderson (GNIS ID: 2404682) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Henderson is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Henderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Henderson: Dayton, Henderson City, Henderson Station, Hendersons Station.

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Henderson, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,456
Daytime Population: Workers 4,043
Daytime Population: Residents 4,132
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,175
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 5,197
Population in Familes 4,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,259
Population Density2 824
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $38,223
Average Household Income $50,358
Per Capita Income $18,489


Total Housing Units 2,335 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,128 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 948 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 259 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $127,035
Average Home Value $152,351


Total Households 2,076
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,381
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.28%
Households 0.23% 0.3%
Families 0.24% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   3.14%

Henderson, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Henderson to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 91 79th
Population Density # 121 72nd
Diversity Index # 82 81st
Median Household Income # 244 43rd
Per Capita Income # 346 19th

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