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A Place to Call Home


Total Population: 332,258, comparable to Anchorage, Alaska; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Jan. 2021)

2035 Projected Population: 433,781 (Nov. 2019)

Build-Out Projected Population: 554,881 (Nov. 2019)

Total Square Miles

Nearly 118.5, comparable to Surprise, Arizona; Cape Coral, Florida; and Shreveport, Louisiana


1,940 feet


Henderson occupies the southern rim of the Las Vegas Valley stretching east of Boulder Highway to just east of Interstate 15. Features include level desert, access to the Colorado River, Lake Mead, and Sloan Canyon National Conservation area, along with Black Mountain and the River and McCullough Mountains.

Golf Courses

Henderson golf courses use either raw or reclaimed water.


  • Wildhorse Golf Club


  • Chimera Golf Club
  • Desert Willow (Executive Course)
  • Legacy
  • Reflection Bay Golf Club
  • The Revere Golf Club (36 holes)
  • Rio Secco


  • Anthem Country Club
  • DragonRidge
  • SouthShore

Parks & Recreation

City Parks

69 city parks (including 5 school parks), nearly 1,400 total acres of developed parks and trails.

Henderson is nationally recognized for its outstanding parks and recreation system, earning national accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) five times (most recently in 2021) and receiving the National Gold Medal for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Administration (2014 and 1999).

  • Multipurpose Fields and Ballfields: 105
  • Tennis Courts: 58
  • Trails: More than 220 miles of multi-use trails
  • Pools: Henderson has 13 aquatic facilities located at seven locations throughout the community.

Recreation Centers

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center / Aquatic Complex (outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Downtown Recreation Center (outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center and Aquatic Complex (includes outdoor competition pool, indoor and outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center (includes outdoor aquatic amenities)
  • Valley View Recreation Center
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center / Aquatic Complex (includes outdoor and indoor aquatic amenities)

Cultural Facilities

  • Army Street
  • Purple Heart Plaza
  • Water Street Plaza
  • Veterans Memorial Wall

Special Facilities

  • Acacia Demonstration Gardens
  • Arroyo Grande Pump Track & BMX Dirt Jump Park
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve
  • Lifeguard Arena (Hockey Complex)
  • The Dollar Loan Center (Concerts, Sports and Other Ticketed Events)
  • Whitney Mesa Nature Preserve
  • Whitney Mesa BMX Track
  • Wild Horse Golf Course

Senior Centers

  • Downtown Senior Center
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility (includes adjacent indoor aquatic amenities for all ages)

Dog Parks

  • Acacia Park
  • Amador Vista Park
  • Arroyo Grande Sports Complex and Pittman Wash Trail
  • Attesa Park
  • Aventura Park
  • Boulder Creek Park
  • Cactus Wren Park
  • Capriola Park
  • Desert Pulse Park
  • Dos Escuelas Park
  • Equestrian Park South
  • Esselmont Park
  • Heritage Bark Park
  • Hidden Falls Park
  • Horizon Crest Park
  • O'Callaghan Park
  • Paseo Vista Park
  • Reunion Trails Park
  • Union Village Park
  • Weston Hills Park

Public Schools (K-12)

Elementary Schools

Clark County School District

  • Selma F. Bartlett
  • Hannah Marie Brown
  • David M. Cox
  • John A. Dooley
  • Robert & Sandy Ellis
  • Fay Galloway
  • James L. Gibson
  • Edna F. Hinman
  • Lorna J. Kesterson
  • Frank J. Lamping
  • Nate Mack
  • Gordon M. McCaw STEAM Academy
  • Estes M. McDoniel
  • Sue H. Morrow
  • Ulis Newton
  • Aggie Roberts
  • C.T. Sewell
  • James E. & A. Rae Smalley
  • Josh Stevens
  • Glen C. Taylor
  • Robert L. Taylor
  • Jim Thorpe
  • Harriet A. Treem
  • Neil C. Twitchell
  • John C. Vanderburg
  • J. Marlan Walker International School
  • Shirley & Bill Wallin
  • Elise L. Wolff

Jr. High Schools / Middle Schools

  • B. Mahlon Brown Academy of International Studies
  • Lyal Burkholder
  • Barbara & Hank Greenspun
  • Jack & Terry Mannion
  • Bob Miller
  • Del E. Webb
  • Thurman White Academy of the Performing Arts

High Schools

  • Basic Academy of International Studies
  • College of Southern Nevada South - Henderson
  • Coronado
  • Foothill
  • Green Valley
  • Liberty

Charter and Private Schools (K-12)

More than 20 Charter Schools and 12 Private Schools in Henderson.

Colleges / Universities

Nevada System of Higher Education

  • College of Southern Nevada
    • Green Valley Advanced Technology Center
    • Henderson Campus
  • Nevada State College
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    • Outside City of Henderson limits


  • Art Institute of Las Vegas
  • DeVry University
  • Everest College
  • National University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Sierra Nevada College
  • Touro University Nevada

Technical Colleges

Nearly 10. Contact the Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education for details.

Public Libraries

Henderson Libraries

  • James L. Gibson
  • Green Valley
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Paseo Verde


Clark County Museum


  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Henderson Hospital
  • Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican
    • Rose de Lima Campus
    • Siena Campus

Religious Worship

Henderson has numerous places of worship representing many denominations.

Visit Church Finder for more information.

City Budget

Fiscal Year 2022

  • General Operating Budget: $295.9 million
  • Revenues: 42% Intergovernmental Resources (includes Sales Tax)
  • Expenditures: 58% Public Safety


  • Full-time: 2,112 (includes 8 elected officials)
  • Part-time: 970



Henderson Executive Airport

Interstate Highway

  • US-93/95
  • I-515
  • I-215 Beltway link to I-15
  • I-11

Highways serving Henderson included in the CANAMEX Trade Corridor, developed to facilitate the movement of goods, services, people and information between Canada, America and Mexico.

Public Transportation

Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)