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Hendersonville NC Information & Demographics

Hendersonville NC Information & Demographics

Nicknamed the Friendliest City in America in 2008, Hendersonville is located 30 minutes southeast of Asheville. The region’s thermal belt weather enhances the taste of sweet apples and provides year round weather conducive to golf and outdoor activities. Hendersonville NC includes the towns of Flat Rock, Fletcher, Laurel Park and Mills River. In the 1700's, Flat Rock was once known as ‘Little Charleston of the Mountains’ because it became the central meeting place to trade commodities between the coastal South Carolina merchants and the Cherokee Indians.

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Hendersonville’s valley has been carved out by the flowing French Broad River and the Blue Ridge Mountains and Saluda Mountains overlook the valley. Dupont State Forest is the region’s most popular 10,400 acre state park, a wonderful place to hike and enjoy four beautiful waterfalls; Hooker Falls, Triple Falls, High Falls and Bridal Veil Falls and Lake Julia. Mills River is known for some of the best fishing holes, tubing adventures and children’s summer camps in the Hendersonville area.

In 1988, the city of Hendersonville began revitalizing its downtown Main Street. Celebrating 25 years of progress, the City of Hendersonville NC has done a fantastic job preserving the historic architecture while attracting award winning restaurants, art galleries and colorful painted bears who greet visitors along the sidewalks. The annual North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville NC is one of the largest apple festivals in Western North Carolina. Summer concerts and old fashioned street dances take place every week in Hendersonville NC.

If you're searching for where to retire in Western North Carolina, here are reasons why to consider the Friendliest City in America, Hendersonville NC:


Rich with stimulating culture, Hendersonville's Flat Rock Playhouse and the Blue Ridge Community College host year round comedy, concerts and theatrical performances. The Flat Rock Playhouse is home to The State Theater of North Carolina. The seven piece Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra perform at festivals and at the Blue Ridge Concert Hall. For those who enjoy big band music and dancing, the 19-piece band Hendersonville Swing Band travels around the city for private and public performances at the Hendersonville High School. The Arts Council of Hendersonville County continually offers high quality art exhibits on Main Street in downtown. Since 1966, the Hendersonville Little Theater has hosted more intimate theatre performances in an adorable renovated barn. The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is located at the UNCA Kellogg Center and center focuses on craft heritage. Both professional, national and international artists showcase their talent along the one mile public art trail which is an outdoor walking trail.


At an elevation of 2,200 feet, the Hendersonville NC average winter temperature is in the low 40’s December through February. May through September, the average temperature ranges in the high 60’s to the low 70k’s. The average annual snowfall is 11 inches. When it does snow in Hendersonville, the snow quickly disappears from the warm sunshine. Hendersonville’s valley is part of the eastern thermal belt providing moderate year round weather and the region has four mild seasons.


Blue Ridge Community College is home to the Blue Ridge Center for Lifelong Learning (BRCLL), a campus atmosphere inspiring mature adults over age 50. The EdVentures program includes off campus overnight field trips to popular cities for BRCLL enrollees. The YouTheatre Education Center offers year round classes in dance and theater to students and adults of all ages. There are more than 50 civic clubs and local organizations to meet new friends and participate in community activities.


There are two hospitals in Hendersonville NC: Pardee Memorial Hospital and Park Ridge Health. Founded in 1953, Pardee Memorial Hospital has worked hard providing excellent customer service and has been voted in the top 1% nationally for patient trust and confidence. The hospital’s specialties include cancer care, imaging, home health care, rehabilitative services and adult day care. The hospital is also a teaching hospital affiliated with the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. Park Ridge Health offers fast track emergency services, orthopedics, sleep disorders and sports medicine.


In addition to exploring DuPont State Forest, there are 16 miles of hiking trails along the Green River. Bat Cave is located in the Hickory Nut Gorge and is the longest cave in North America. Strenuous hiking trails are open during the summer months. There are a number of award winning public and private championship golf courses in Hendersonville NC. At Patton Park, the city’s largest park has a public swimming pool, tennis, racquet ball and basketball courts along with the local YMCA. The Green River and Mills River provide excellent kayaking, canoeing and fishing opportunities. Mountain biking is also a popular sport in Hendersonville County.


There are three major shopping malls in Hendersonville NC: Blue Ridge Mall, Highlands Square and Laurel Park Village. Big box stores include JC Penney, Sears, Belk, Wal-Mart Super Center along with brand name specialty stores. In historic Flat Rock, pastel colored Little Rainbow Row is where you’ll find eclectic shoppes and well known delicious casual restaurants. Downtown Hendersonville has 16 blocks on antique stores, tasty restaurants, coffee shops and unique boutiques. Historic Johnson Farm is one of the many farms and Farmer's Markets to shop at in the area. From April to December, the Hendersonville County Farmer’s Curb Market and the Hendersonville County Tailgate Market is where you’ll find organic produce, soaps, cheeses, herbs and homemade baked goods.


Hendersonville NC homes for sale average $124.5k The crime index in 2010 per was 435.20 or about 36% above the national average which we found to be a surprising statistic considering our observations of the area. Hendersonville NC is located in Henderson County. The 2012 estimated property tax millage rate is .0046 per $100. If you live within the city limits of Hendersonville, there is an additional estimated city tax of .0038 per $100. Visit our Library to find help and to learn how to calculate property taxes in Henderson County North Carolina. There are a number of master planned communities in Hendersonville NC with championship golf courses or understated natural amenities. Or you can find larger land tracts on the edges of town and traditional neighborhoods.

Asheville Regional Airport: AVL
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int. Airport: ATL
Charlotte Douglas Int. Airport: CLT
McGhee Tyson Airport Knoxville: TYS
Piedmont Triad International Airport: GSO
Arts and Culture
Bullington Center Botanical Garden
Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre
Hands On - Children's Gallery
Henderson County Heritage Museum
Hendersonville Little Theatre
Hendersonville Film Society
Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra
Hendersonville Swing Band
Western North Carolina Air Museum
Colleges and Universities
Blue Ridge Community College - enrollment 4,700
Crime Index
Events and Festivals
Blue Ridge Community College Concert Series - February
Music on the Rock Series - year round Flat Rock Playhouse
Garden Jubilee Festival - May
Sandburg Folk Music Festival - May
Bearfootin' in Downtown Hendersonville - May through October
Music on Main Street - June through August
Street Dances - June through August
North Carolina Apple Festival - September
Farm City Day - October
Foothills Highland Games - November
Home for the Holidays - November & December


Hospital/ Healthcare
Pardee Hospital
Park Ridge Health
Poular Attractions
Carl Sandburg Estate
Hendersonville Train Depot
Historic Johnson Farm
Mineral & Lapidary Museum
Sliding Rock
Real Estate Taxes
Sales Tax
Shopping and Retail
Blue Ridge Mall
Curb Market - Farmer's Market
Four Season Mall
Henderson County Tailgate Market
Highlands Square Mall
Little Rainbow Row
State and National Parks
Chimney Rock State Park
DuPont Forest
Holmes State Forest
Looking Glass Falls
Pisgah National Forest
Top Employers

Henderson County Board of Education - employs 1,000
Pardee Memorial Hospital - employs 1,000
Park Ridge Hospital - employs 1,000
County of Henderson - employs 700
Ingles Market - employs 700
Wilsonart International - employs 700
Paca Inc - employs 700
Wal-Mart - employs 700
Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems - employs 700
Blue Ridge Community College - employs 400
GE Lighting Systems - employs 400


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Hendersonville NC Demographics - 2000 US Census Data:
Population Asheville North Carolina
   Total Population 10,420 8,049,313
   Male 45.3% 49.0%
   Female 54.7% 51.0%
   18 years and over 80.7% 75.6%
   65 years and over 31.2% 12.0%
   Married Persons 49.0% 56.3%
   Single Persons 51.0% 43.7%
   Median Age 45.4 35.3
   Average Family Size 2.80 2.98

Ethnicity Asheville North Carolina
   White 82.7% 73.1%
   Black or African American 13.2% 22.1%
   American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7% 1.6%
   Asian 1.0% 1.7%
   Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.1%
   Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 9.1% 4.7%
   Other 4.1% 2.8%

Housing Characteristics Asheville North Carolina
    Total Housing Units 5,141 3,523,944
   Median Home Cost $114,700 $108,300
   Number of Households 4,579 3,132,013
   Persons per Household 2.10 2.49

Economic Characteristics Asheville North Carolina
   Median Household Income $30,357 $39,184
   Per Capita Income $19,926 $20,307
   In Labor Force 46.6% 65.7%
   Families below poverty level 13.3% 9.0%

Education Characteristics Asheville North Carolina
  School Enrollment
    Elementary School Enrollment 871 913,173
    High School Enrollment 452 417,749
    College or Graduate School 403 462,275

Educational Attainment Population 25 yrs + Asheville North Carolina
   High School Graduate 22.2% 28.4%
   Associates Degree 4.9% 6.8%
   Bachelor's Degree 18.8% 15.3%
   Graduate or Professional Degree 11.7% 7.2%
Other Area Attractions and Links of Interest
  • Bele Chere
  • Looking Glass Falls
  • Folkmoot USA
  • Maggie Valley NC
  • Ghost Town in The Sky
  • Biltmore House and Gardens
  • Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
  • Mount Mitchell State Park
  • Hendersonville, NC
  • Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts
  • North Carolina Apple Festival
  • The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Sliding Rock
  • The Grove Park Inn
  • The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre: HART
  • The Nantahala National Forest
  • The Pisgah National Forest
  • The Wheels Through Time Museum
  • WNC Mountain State Fair
  • Waynesville, NC

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