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Facts About the City of Henderson

  • Incorporated 1953
  • City Slogan: A Place to Call Home
  • Population: 265,679 ( U.S. Census 2012 estimate)
  • The fastest growing city in America from 1990 to 1998. (2002 U.S. Census)
  • Elevation: 1,940 feet
  • Became Nevada's second largest city in 1999
  • Projected population in 2035: 441,085
  • Land area: 107.73 square miles (U.S. Census 2010 data)
  • Schools
    • High Schools - 9 Serviing Henderson (3 of which are outside the City limits)
    • Jr. High School/Middle Schools - 10 (3 of which are outside the City limits)
    • Elementary Schools - 27 (2 of which are outside the City limits)
    • Colleges/Universities - 3 public, 10 private (1 of the public universities, UNLV, is outside the City of Henderson City limits)
    • Charter and Private shools (K-12) - More than 20
  • :Vision, Mission, and Goals of the City of Henderson (CoH)
    • Vision: To be America's permier community
    • Mission: Provide services and resources that enhance the quality of life for those who live, learn, work and play in our City
    • Goals: Safe Community (First of five listed) - "The City is committed to providing the best public safety services and programs in partnership with our residents and businesses. This includes efficient emergency response, innovative technology, prevention programs, and coordination with other public safety agencies to ensure a safe, secure, and well-informed community."
  • .Forensic (Crime) Lab availabililty (information obtained from sources other than CoH
    • Henderson, 4725 sq ft. building on .29 acres, (Per Clark County Assessor, retrieved 4-5-14)
    • Limited outsourcing to: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory, NMS Laboratories, NC (private lab), Bexar County Forensic Laboratory, TX (public lab), others as needed.
    • Nearest forensic laboratory outside Clark County: Washoe County Laboratory, northern NV
  Map of Henderson and Las Vegas Valley

Map of Henderson, the Las Vegas Valley and Lake Mead
- City of Henderson is indicated in gold
- City of Las Vegas in green
- City of North Las Vegas in yellow

Click here or on the map to enlarge






Facts -
- Unless otherwise indicated, information is from the City of Henderson website, Fact Sheet at::
Retrieved 4-5-14
- U.S. Census: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/32/3231900.html Retrieved 4-5-14
- Forensic (Crime) Lab facility size/acreage info: http://gisgate.co.clark.nv.us/assessor/webimages/default.asp?appID=2&txtAPN=179-18-801-001

Map - City of Henderson, DoIT (2006)

Page updated 4-5-14
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