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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 forClick here for pdfthe Henderson County Profile of Statistical Information for October 2015 as a pdf.

Profile of Statistical Information October 2015

Population by Jurisdiction
City of Hendersonville   
13,650
Village of Flat Rock     
3,264
Town of Fletcher 
7,487
Town of Laurel Park
2,278
Town of Mills River     
7,085
Town of Saluda (Portion in Henderson County) 
13
Remaining Unincorporated Areas  
77,372
Henderson County Total (as of April 2014)  
111,149
   
Population Projections
2020 Henderson County Population (+2.6%)
115,554
2030 Henderson County Population (+5.0%)
122,861
   
Population Age
Henderson County Median Age (2012)  
46.4 years
North Carolina Median Age (2012)
38.3 years
United States National Median Age (2012)
37.7 years
Persons 65 years old and over (Henderson County) 
24.7%
   
County Population Composition
White or Caucasian Persons  
93.3%
Non-White Persons
6.7%
Hispanic or Latino Persons (White and Non-White)
9.8%
   
Population Density
Persons per square mile in Henderson Co. 296/sq. miles
   
Homes
Median Home Sale Price (2014)
$187,250
Median Home Assessed Value (2014)     
$170,000
   
Subdivision Approvals
Major Subdivisions Approved (2014)
4
Major Subdivisions Approved (Oct. 2000-Sept. 2014)    
385
Minor Subdivisions Approved (Oct. 2000-Sept.2014)     
2,466
Minor Subdivisions Approved (2014)
83
Plats Reviewed (2014)    
204
Lots Approved (2014)
308
Land Parcels Count (September 2014) 
66,363
   
Income and Employment
Median County Household Income (2014)
$44,815
Median N.C. Household Income (2014) 
$46,334
Median U.S. Household Income (2014) 
$53,046
Total County Labor Force (August 2014)
50,099
Total Employed (August 2014)
48,403
Total Unemployed (August 2014)
2,461
Percent unemployment (August 2014)
4.8%
Number of Total County Employees (Sept 2014)
878
Number of Full-Time County Employees (Sept 2014)
758
Registered County Voters (September 2014)
76,660
 
Economic Activity
Domestic Tourism (2014)  
$233,250,000
2012 Annual Payroll from:    
- Manufacturing
$271,354,828
- Retail Trade 
$126,445,477
- Health Care & Social Assistance    
$272,708,143
Total Wages from All Industry Sectors
(Source: Partnership for Economic Development) 
$1,252,660,277
Total Farm Cash Receipts (2014)   
$101,725,883
-Vegetables, Fruits, and Berries
$44,635,000
-Greenhouse, Nursery & Floriculture 
$42,823,000 
 
Henderson County Public School Enrollment:
Grade K – 5 (2014 – 2015) 
6,351
Grade 6 – 8 (2014 – 2015)   
3,121
Grade 9 – 12 (2014 – 2015) 
4,240
Total Enrollment (2014 – 2015)
13,712
Total Enrollment Private Schools (2014-2015)
923
Total Enrollment Home Schools (2014-2015)
1,186
   
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 (September 2012)
Sanitary Sewer Cane Creek District    
65.86 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 2012-2013) 
78,213 tons
Materials Diverted or Recycled (Fiscal Year 2012-2013)
7,897 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
647 acres
   
Henderson County Building Permits (2012)*
Total Number of Permits:  
339
- New Residential Units (excluding mobile homes) 
339
- Manufactured Home Permits    
143
New Construction Value of Permits   
Residential  
$82,521,642
Commercial 
$37,050,412
Total Value
$119,572,412
Total Number of Inspections in 2014
20,500
Elevation
Elevation Old Courthouse
2,146 feet
Elevation New Courthouse
2,130 feet
 


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