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Henderson: Introduction
Henderson: Geography and Climate
Henderson: History
Henderson: Population Profile
Henderson: Municipal Government
Henderson: Economy
Henderson: Education and Research
Henderson: Health Care
Henderson: Recreation
Henderson: Convention Facilities
Henderson: Transportation
Henderson: Communications


The City in Brief

Founded: 1941 (incorporated April 16, 1953)

Head Official: Mayor Jim Gibson (D) (since 1997)

City Population

1980: 24,363

1990: 62,942

2000: 175,381

2003 estimate: 214,852

Percent change, 1990–2000: 169.4%

U.S. rank in 2000: 118th (State rank: 2nd)

Metropolitan Area Population (part of Las Vegas MSA)

1980: 528,000

1990: 852,737

2000: 1,563,282

Percent change, 1990–2000: 83.3%

U.S. rank in 1980: 72nd

U.S. rank in 1990: 53rd

U.S. rank in 2000: 32nd

Area: 80 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 1,940 feet above sea level

Average Annual Temperature: 68.0° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 4.5 inches of rain

Major Economic Sectors: services, hospitality, retail, goods, government, construction

Unemployment Rate: 4.2% (Las Vegas-Paradise; January 2005)

Per Capita Income: $26,815 (1999)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 81,627 (Las Vegas MSA)

Major Colleges and Universities: Nevada State College; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Community College of Southern Nevada

Daily Newspaper: Las Vegas Review Journal