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Henderson, Nebraska
Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson.  The majority of the city's residents are descended from 35 Mennonite families who settled the area in 1874.
Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson. The majority of the city's residents are descended from 35 Mennonite families who settled the area in 1874.
Location of Henderson, Nebraska
Location of Henderson, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County York
Area
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,719 ft (524 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 991
 • Estimate 
(2019)
985
 • Density 1,541.47/sq mi (594.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68371
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-22080
GNIS feature ID 0829928

Henderson is a city in York County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 991 at the 2010 census.

History

Henderson was platted in 1887 when the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for David Henderson, a pioneer settler. Henderson was incorporated in 1899.

Geography

Henderson is at 40°46′45″N 97°48′43″W / 40.77917°N 97.81194°W / 40.77917; -97.81194 (40.779044, -97.811913).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 208
1910 391 88.0%
1920 485 24.0%
1930 480 −1.0%
1940 495 3.1%
1950 536 8.3%
1960 730 36.2%
1970 901 23.4%
1980 1,072 19.0%
1990 999 −6.8%
2000 986 −1.3%
2010 991 0.5%
2019 (est.) 985 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 991 people in 433 households, including 290 families, in the city. The population density was 1,769.6 inhabitants per square mile (683.2/km2). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 858.9 per square mile (331.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0%.

Of the 433 households 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.0% were non-families. 31.4% of households were one person and 19% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.66.

The median age was 52.8 years. 20.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 32.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.4% male and 54.6% female.

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