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Henderson County Annual Profile of Statistical Information

The County population has more than doubled during the 40 year period between 1970 and 2010. The projected County population by the year 2020 is 116,058 and by 2030 the population is project to be 142,442 persons. Please click here for Click here for pdfthe Henderson County Profile of Statistical Information for October 2016 as a pdf.

Profile of Statistical Information October 2016

Population by Jurisdiction
City of Hendersonville   
13,137
Village of Flat Rock     
3,114
Town of Fletcher 
7,187
Town of Laurel Park
3,422
Town of Mills River     
6,802
Town of Saluda (Portion in Henderson County) 
13
Remaining Unincorporated Areas  
78,836
Henderson County Total (as of 2015)  
112,511
   
Population Projections
2020 Henderson County Population 
115,554
2030 Henderson County Population
122,861
   
Population Age
Henderson County Median Age (2015)  
46.9 years
North Carolina Median Age (2015)
36.9 years
United States National Median Age (2015)
37.8 years
Persons 65 years old and over (Henderson County) 
24.8%
   
County Population Composition
White or Caucasian Persons  
88.8%
Non-White Persons
11.2%
Hispanic or Latino Persons (White and Non-White)
10%
   
Population Density
Persons per square mile in Henderson Co. 290/sq. miles
   
Homes
Median Home Sale Price (2015)
$205,000
Median Home Assessed Value (2015)     
$191,800
   
Subdivision Approvals
Major Subdivisions Approved (2015)
21
Major Subdivisions Approved (Oct. 2000-Sept. 2015)    
406
Minor Subdivisions Approved (Oct. 2000-Sept.2015)     
2,614
Minor Subdivisions Approved (2015)
148
Plats Reviewed (2015)    
177
Lots Approved (2015)
508
Land Parcels Count (September 2015) 
66,363
   
Income and Employment
Median County Household Income (2015)
$47,021
Median N.C. Household Income (2015) 
$47,830
Median U.S. Household Income (2015) 
$55,775
Total County Labor Force (Sep. 2016)
48,237
Total Employed (Sep. 2016)
45,964
Total Unemployed (Sep. 2016)
2,274
Percent unemployment (Sep. 2016)
4.7%
Number of Total County Employees (Oct. 2016)
887
Number of Full-Time County Employees (Oct. 2016)
792
Registered County Voters (June 2016)
79,022
 
Economic Activity
Domestic Tourism (2015)  
$257,287,224
2015 Annual Payroll from:    
- Manufacturing
$261,207,652
- Retail Trade 
$135,456,339
- Health Care & Social Assistance    
$281,963,816
Total Wages from All Industry Sectors
(Source: Partnership for Economic Development) 
$1,301,316,616
Total Farm Cash Receipts (2015)   
$515,000,000
-Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries
$59,000,000
-Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture 
$47,000,000
 
Henderson County Public School Enrollment:
Grade K – 5 (2015 – 2016) 
6,343
Grade 6 – 8 (2015 – 2016)   
3,120
Grade 9 – 12 (2015 – 2016) 
4,243
Total Enrollment (2015 – 2016)
13,706
Total Enrollment Private Schools (2015-2016)
923
Total Enrollment Home Schools (2015-2016)
1,331
   
Roads and Vehicles
Miles of Interstate
67.28 lane miles
Miles of Paved Public Roads   
791.51 miles
Miles of Unpaved Public Roads
(All above are NCDOT Maintained Miles for Sept. 2015)
78.93 miles 
Henderson County Registered Vehicles (automobiles, trucks & motorcycles) (Sept 2015)
110,538
   
Linear Miles of Water and Sewer Lines (November 2015)
Sanitary Sewer Cane Creek District    
69 miles
Miles of Public Sewer (City of Hendersonville)
180 miles
Metropolitan Sewer District
11.3 miles
Miles of Waterline (City of Hendersonville)
630 miles
Miles of Waterline (Town of Laurel Park)
26 miles
Miles of Waterline (City of Asheville)
18 miles
 
Solid Waste and Recycling
Total Landfill Waste (Fiscal Year 2015-2016) 
89,581 tons
Materials Diverted or Recycled (Fiscal Year 2015-2016)
9,543 tons 
 
Fire Districts and Stations
Number of Fire Districts in Henderson County 
19
Number of Fire Stations in Henderson County
31
 
Agriculture
Total Farms in Henderson County
468
Average Farm Size in Henderson County
76 acres
 
Recreation
Number of Acres in County Parks
648 acres
   
Henderson County Building Permits (2015)
Total Number of Permits:  
7,249
- New Residential Units (excluding mobile homes) 
616
- Manufactured Home Permits    
133
New Construction Value of Permits   
Residential  
$111,287,764
Commercial 
$58,083,426
Total Value
$169,371,190
Total Number of Inspections in 2015
22,625
Elevation
Elevation Old Courthouse
2,146 feet
Elevation New Courthouse
2,130 feet
 


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