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Henderson, West Virginia
Henderson (left) at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers
Henderson (left) at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers
Location of Henderson in Mason County, West Virginia.
Location of Henderson in Mason County, West Virginia.
Coordinates: 38°49′59″N 82°8′14″W / 38.83306°N 82.13722°W / 38.83306; -82.13722Coordinates: 38°49′59″N 82°8′14″W / 38.83306°N 82.13722°W / 38.83306; -82.13722
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Mason
Area
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.21 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)
Elevation
564 ft (172 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 271
 • Estimate 
(2019)
259
 • Density 619.62/sq mi (239.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
25106
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-36436
GNIS feature ID 1554681

Henderson is a town in Mason County, West Virginia, United States, at the confluence of the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. The population was 271 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Point Pleasant, WV–OH Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town was incorporated in 1893 and named for Samuel Bruce Henderson, who owned the townsite at the time.

History

It is located near Henderson is the General John McCausland Memorial Farm, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Geography

Henderson is located at 38°49′59″N 82°8′14″W / 38.83306°N 82.13722°W / 38.83306; -82.13722 (38.833035, -82.137216).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), of which, 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 304
1910 286 −5.9%
1920 320 11.9%
1930 330 3.1%
1940 398 20.6%
1950 483 21.4%
1960 601 24.4%
1970 496 −17.5%
1980 604 21.8%
1990 549 −9.1%
2000 325 −40.8%
2010 271 −16.6%
2019 (est.) 259 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 271 people, 114 households, and 72 families living in the town. The population density was 645.2 inhabitants per square mile (249.1/km2). There were 132 housing units at an average density of 314.3 per square mile (121.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 94.8% White, 1.5% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.8% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 114 households, of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the town was 38.4 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Henderson has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Henderson, West Virginia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
7.8
(46)
-15
(5)
20
(68)
25
(77)
29.4
(85)
31.1
(88)
30.6
(87)
27.2
(81)
21.1
(70)
13.9
(57)
7.8
(46)
19.4
(67)
Average low °C (°F) -5
(23)
-3.9
(25)
0
(32)
5
(41)
10.6
(51)
15.6
(60)
17.8
(64)
16.7
(62)
12.8
(55)
6.1
(43)
1.1
(34)
-3.3
(26)
6.1
(43)
Precipitation mm (inches) 79
(3.1)
76
(3)
99
(3.9)
89
(3.5)
104
(4.1)
94
(3.7)
109
(4.3)
97
(3.8)
79
(3.1)
64
(2.5)
74
(2.9)
79
(3.1)
1,036
(40.8)
Source: Weatherbase
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