Nestled along the banks of the Ohio River in Western Kentucky, Henderson is a hidden gem of the Midwest. Because of its proximity to major cities like Nashville, Indianapolis, Cinncinati, and St. Louis, Henderson is an ideal location for those who prefer small-town charm but easy access to the big city lights. Henderson offers affordable housing, top-notch schools, fantastic shopping and dining, and access to world-class medical facilities while maintaining a courteous, know-your-neighbor atmosphere. Henderson is a popular place to live, work, and visit, and is growing at a rapid pace.
Population: 28,859 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.4%.
Mayor: Mayor Steve Austin
Major Attractions/Events: The Farmer & The Frenchman Winery, John James Audubon State Park & Museum, Ellis Park Race Track, The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival, The Sandy Lee Watkins Songwriters’ Festival, and Bluegrass in the Park.
Climate: Average temps range from 26° to 90°. Rainfall averages 42 inches annually and snowfall averages 13 inches annually. Because of its location in the Ohio River Valley, you can never be too sure about what to expect with the weather so it’s always best to prepare for just about anything!