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Accolades

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Henderson County has the lowest ad valorem tax rate in the Asheville MSA and 18th lowest 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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Public Schools System ranks 8th among the top NC Public Schools and in the Top 10 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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Ranked #13 of 91 “Medium-Sized Cities” 2012 Best Cities for Job Growth, Forbes.com May 2012.

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

Demographics

Population
114,209
Labor Force
49,808
Unemployment Rate
3.5% (April 2017)
High School Graduate or Higher
70,369
Bachelor Degree or Higher
22,491
Henderson County Land Area
372.95 square miles
2015 Median Home Value
$191,800
2014 Proj. Per Capita Personal Income
$25,917
2015 Proj. Median Household Income
$47,021
2015 Median Age
46
Average Work Commute Time
21 minutes

Employment

Sector
Employment
Avg Wkly Wage
Construction
1,767
$753
Manufacturing
4,993
$1,006
Trade, Trans. & Utilities
6,246
$875
Information
293
$757
Finance & Real Estate
959
$839
Education & Health
8,909
$758
Leisure and Hospitality
4,278
$452
Professional & Technical
882
$1,097
Public Administration
1,507
$810
Top Employers

Henderson County Public Schools
Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital
Park Ridge Health
Charter Inc.
Henderson County
Ingles Markets, Inc.
Wilsonart International
Wal-Mart Associates, Inc.
Mertior Heavy Vehicle Systems, Inc.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
GE Lighting Solutions
Blue Ridge Community College
Mountain Bean Growers, Inc.
UPM Raflactac Inc.
Carolina Village

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
0.09¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.655¢
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
AB Technical Community College
24mi.
2-yr public
Lenoir Rhyne-Asheville
25mi.
Graduate
North Greenville University
26mi.
4-yr private
UNC Asheville
27mi.
4-yr public
Warren Wilson College
27mi.
4-yr private
Furman University
32mi.
4-yr private
Montreat College
35mi.
4-yr private
University of South Carolina-Upstate
45mi.
4-yr public
Clemson University
65mi.
4-yr public
Western Carolina University
65mi.
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
1483
North Carolina
1478
United States
1490
Students By Numbers
Annual Enrollment
13,706
Average Class Size
21