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Henderson, Texas
—  City  —
Part of historic downtown Henderson
Location of Henderson, Texas
Coordinates: 32°9′14″N 94°48′10″W / 32.15389°N 94.80278°W / 32.15389; -94.80278
Country United States
State Texas
County Rusk
Area
 - Total 12.0 sq mi (31.1 km2)
 - Land 11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 512 ft (156 m)
Population (2005)
 - Total 11,727
 Density 947.6/sq mi (365.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 75600-75699
Area code(s) 903
FIPS code 48-33212[1]
GNIS feature ID 1337593[2]

Henderson is a city in Rusk County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,273 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Rusk County.[3] Henderson is named for James Pinckney Henderson, the first governor of the state of Texas.

Annual events in the city of Henderson include the Heritage Syrup Festival in November, celebrating the east Texas tradition of syrup making, and the East Texas Sacred Harp Convention in August.

Henderson is the home of the Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, a Missionary Baptist institution.[4]

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Geography

Henderson is located at 32°9′14″N 94°48′10″W / 32.15389°N 94.80278°W / 32.15389; -94.80278 (32.153938, -94.802732).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.0 square miles (31 km2), of which, 11.9 square miles (31 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.92%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,273 people, 4,350 households, and 2,971 families residing in the city. The population density was 947.6 people per square mile (365.8/km²). There were 4,831 housing units at an average density of 406.1/sq mi (156.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.98% White, 22.34% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.80% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.80% of the population.

There were 4,350 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,766, and the median income for a family was $38,095. Males had a median income of $31,285 versus $19,473 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,491.

Education

The City of Henderson is served by the Henderson Independent School District. Also other primary schools, and Full Armor Christian Academy.

Media

There are currently 7 media outlets and one newspaper located in Henderson, as well as many more in the surrounding areas.

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Newspaper

Radio

AM stations

Frequency Call Letters Format Name
Stations Broadcast from Henderson
1470 KWRD News/Talk

FM stations

Frequency Call Leters Format Name
Stations Broadcast from Henderson
100.7 KPXI Sports/Talk ESPN

Notable natives

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