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Accolades

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NC has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the country among states levying the tax. Henderson County ranks among the 75th percentile for the lowest ad valorem tax rate in the state.

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Henderson County has no unionized manufacturing labor. NC is the least unionized state in the nation.

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Our Public Schools System ranks 17th among the best school districts in NC and is among the Top 20 SAT scores in North Carolina.

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Lowest crime rate for a community with a population greater than 100,000.

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Recipient of Expansion Solutions Magazine’s 2009 Award of Excellence in the Automotive Industry.

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Business NC Magazine’s Small Business of Year (2005, 2010) from Henderson County.

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NC ranks #1 in Best States for Business by Forbes Magazine

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Henderson County (Asheville, NC MSA) #8 America’s Smartest Cities, New Geography, November 2014.

Demographics

Population
114,385
Labor Force
53,058
Unemployment Rate
3.8% (Dec 2017)
High School Graduate or Higher
71,034
Bachelor Degree or Higher
23,038
Henderson County Land Area
375.06 square miles
2015 Median Home Value
$191,800
2015 Proj. Per Capita Personal Income
$37,558
2016 Proj. Median Household Income
$48,138
2015 Median Age
46
Average Work Commute Time
21 minutes

Employment

Sector
Employment
Avg Wkly Wage
Construction
1,812
$757
Manufacturing
5.503
$1,002
Trade, Trans. & Utilities
6,599
$631
Information
322
$743
Finance & Real Estate
956
$915
Education & Health
9,366
$814
Leisure and Hospitality
4,137
$326
Professional & Technical
974
$976
Public Administration
1,531
$820
Top Employers

Margaret R Pardee Memorial Hosp
Ingles Markets Inc
Park Ridge Health
Henderson County
Continental Automotive Systems Inc
Wal-Mart Associates Inc
Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Ge Lighting Solutions
UPM-Raflatac Inc
Carolina Village Inc
Broad River Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Community College
City of Hendersonville
Compassionate Home Care
Custom Pak Inc
Peak Workforce Solutions
Camp Greystone
Borgwarner Thermal Systems Inc

Taxes

Henderson County
0.565¢ per $100 of assessed valuation
City of Hendersonville
 0.46¢ per $100 of assessed valuation, + County rate = 1.025¢
Hendersonville Main St.
0.28¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + City & County = $1.255
Hendersonville 7th Ave.
0.12¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + City & County = $1.095
Town of Laurel Park
0.43¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.995¢
Town of Fletcher
0.34¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.905¢
Town of Mills River
0.18¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.745¢
Village of Flat Rock
0.11¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.675¢
North Carolina Sales Tax
6.75% (4.75% State + applicable local rate)
NC Corporate Income Tax
3.0%

Access

Roads
Interstate 26
0mi.
Interstate 40
10.5mi.
Interstate 85
50mi.
Interstate 81
85mi.
Deep Water Ports
Charleston
246mi.
Savannah
276mi.
Wilmington
311mi.
Airports
Asheville Regional (AVL)
0mi.
Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP)
40mi.
Charlotte Douglas Intl
108mi.

Post-Secondary Education (within 70 mi radius of downtown)

Institution
Distance
Type
Wingate University- Hendersonville Campus
0mi.
Graduate
Blue Ridge Community College
4mi.
2-yr public
Mars Hill College-South Asheville
12mi.
Graduate
Western Carolina University- Biltmore Park
15mi.
Graduate
Brevard College
20mi.
4-yr Private
AB Technical Community College
24mi.
2-yr public
Warren Wilson College
25mi.
4-yr Private
Lenoir Rhyne-Asheville
26mi.
Graduate
North Greenville University
26mi.
4-yr private
UNC Asheville
28mi.
4-yr public
Furman University
35mi.
4-yr private
Montreat College
36mi.
4-yr private
University of South Carolina-Upstate
42mi.
4-yr public
Gardner Webb University
54mi.
4-yr private
Clemson University
62mi.
4-yr public
Western Carolina University
66mi.
4-yr public

Henderson County Public Schools

Number of Schools
Elementary Schools
13
Middle Schools
4
High Schools / Early College
6
2015 Average SAT Scores
County
1103
North Carolina
1081
United States
1060
Students By Numbers
Annual Enrollment
13,500
Average Class Size
21