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20 Interesting Facts About Henderson, Nevada

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.

 

Facts About Henderson
Facts About Henderson

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