kids encyclopedia robot

Henderson, Tennessee facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Henderson, Tennessee
Shops in Henderson
Shops in Henderson
Location of Henderson in Chester County, Tennessee.
Location of Henderson in Chester County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 35°26′35″N 88°38′40″W / 35.44306°N 88.64444°W / 35.44306; -88.64444Coordinates: 35°26′35″N 88°38′40″W / 35.44306°N 88.64444°W / 35.44306; -88.64444
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Chester
Area
 • Total 7.83 sq mi (20.29 km2)
 • Land 7.80 sq mi (20.22 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
446 ft (136 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 6,309
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,357
 • Density 814.48/sq mi (314.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38340
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-33260
GNIS feature ID 1287374

Henderson is a city in and the county seat of Chester County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,309 at the 2010 census, up from 5,670 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Henderson is located near the center of Chester County at 35°26′35″N 88°38′40″W / 35.44306°N 88.64444°W / 35.44306; -88.64444 (35.443025, -88.644345), to the west of the South Fork Forked Deer River. U.S. Route 45 passes through the city, leading northwest 17 miles (27 km) to Jackson and south 20 miles (32 km) to Selmer. Tennessee State Route 100 passes south of the city center, leading east 32 miles (51 km) to Decaturville and west 30 miles (48 km) to Whiteville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.4 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.35%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 493
1890 1,069 116.8%
1910 1,087
1920 1,181 8.6%
1930 1,503 27.3%
1940 1,771 17.8%
1950 2,532 43.0%
1960 2,691 6.3%
1970 3,581 33.1%
1980 4,449 24.2%
1990 4,760 7.0%
2000 5,670 19.1%
2010 6,309 11.3%
2019 (est.) 6,357 0.8%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,670 people, 1,896 households, and 1,270 families residing in the city. The population density was 991.6 people per square mile (382.7/km2). There were 2,072 housing units at an average density of 362.4 per square mile (139.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.09% White, 17.87% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.

There were 1,896 households, out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 21.5% under the age of 18, 25.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,648, and the median income for a family was $40,907. Males had a median income of $32,215 versus $22,258 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,735. About 15.4% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Henderson is part of the Chester County School District and home to Chester County High School. It is also the home of Freed–Hardeman University.

Notable people

  • Eddy Arnold, country musician, born in Henderson in 1918
  • Jack Dalton, Major League Baseball player, born in Henderson in 1885
  • Dorsey B. Hardeman, Texas politician, born in Henderson in 1902
  • Robby Novak, actor who plays Kid President, born in Henderson in 2004
  • Walton Bryan Stewart, Wisconsin politician, born in Henderson in 1914
  • Sue Shelton White, national feminist leader and suffragist lawyer, born in Henderson in 1887
kids search engine
Henderson, Tennessee Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.