Henderson, Nevada

Henderson is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, about 16 miles (26 km) southeast of downtown Las Vegas. It is the second largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 320,189 in 2019. The city is part of the Las Vegas Valley. Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of 1,864 feet (568 m).

Henderson, Nevada
City of Henderson
Motto: 
A Place to Call Home
Location within Clark County
U.S. Census map
Henderson
Location within Nevada
Henderson
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 36°2′N 114°59′W
CountryUnited States
StateNevada
CountyClark
Founded1941; 81 years ago (1941)
IncorporatedApril 16, 1953; 69 years ago (1953-04-16)
Named forCharles Henderson
Government
  TypeCouncil-Manager/CEO
  MayorDebra March (D)
  Mayor Pro TemDan H. Stewart
  City CouncilMichelle Romero
Dan Shaw
John F. Marz
  City Manager/CEORichard Derrick
Area
  Total106.92 sq mi (276.94 km2)
  Land106.43 sq mi (275.66 km2)
  Water0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
Elevation1,864 ft (569 m)
Population
 (2020)
  Total317,610
  Density2,984.10/sq mi (1,152.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
89002, 89009, 89011, 89012, 89014-89016, 89044, 89052, 89053, 89074, 89077
Area code(s)702 and 725
FIPS code32-31900
Websitewww.cityofhenderson.com

Henderson is known for its supply of magnesium during World War II. With the decline of magnesium production, the Nevada legislature approved a bill that gave Nevada's Colorado River Commission the authority to purchase the industrial plants, and Henderson was incorporated in 1953. Henderson is the location of Lake Las Vegas.[3]


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