Henderson sits at the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley. At an elevation of 1,940 feet above sea level, the city is only 7 miles southeast of Las Vegas and about midway between Las Vegas and Boulder City (home of the Hoover Dam). Residents and visitors enjoy warm weather, with an average temperature of just under 70 degrees most months of the year, low humidity, and very little rain. Winter snows are visible in the mountains, but snow is rare in the city.
Area: 80 square miles (2000)
Elevation: Averages 1,940 feet above sea level
Average Temperatures: January, 44.0° F; July, 88.0° F; annual average, 68.0° F
Average Annual Precipitation: 4.5 inches of rain