Community Profile

Download Profile pdf

We know that existing and potential business developers in Henderson County need to make informed decisions based on reliable information.

Use our Community Profile to find up to date, relevant data on Henderson County’s community, businesses, and economy.

Accolades

e

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.

u

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

s

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

t

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

w

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

v

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

#1

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

7

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

Demographics

Population
115,708
Labor Force
52,019
Unemployment Rate
3.5% (2019)
High School Graduate or Higher
33,378
Bachelor Degree or Higher
15,931
Henderson County Land Area
375.06 square miles
2018 Median Home Value
$193,200
2018 Proj. Per Capita Personal Income
$28,290
2018 Proj. Median Household Income
$50,454
2018 Median Age
46.9
Average Work Commute Time
21.6 minutes

Employment

Sector
Employment
Avg Annual Salary
Construction
2,802
$43,769
Manufacturing
5,776
$53,924
Trade, Trans. & Utilities
1,260
$60,935
Information
365
$40,110
Finance & Real Estate
1,133
$49,252
Education & Health
9,9773
$41,706
Leisure and Hospitality
4,827
$21,261
Professional & Technical
1,625
$41,479
Public Administration
1,567
$45,941
Top Employers

Pardee Memorial Hospital
Ingles Markets Inc.
Park Ridge Health
Henderson County
Continental Automotive Systems Inc.
Wal-Mart Associates Inc
Meritor Inc.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Current, Powered by GE
UPM-Raflatac Inc.
Carolina Village Inc.
Broad River Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Community College
City of Hendersonville
Compassionate Home Care
Borgwarner Thermal Systems Inc.
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc.
Kimberly -Clark, Berkeley Mills
Kyocera International
Wilsonart International

Taxes

Henderson County
0.561¢ per $100 of assessed valuation
City of Hendersonville
 0.49¢ per $100 of assessed valuation, + County rate = 1.051¢
Hendersonville Main St.
0.26¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + City & County = $1.311
Hendersonville 7th Ave.
0.17¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + City & County = $1.221
Town of Laurel Park
0.435¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.996¢
Town of Fletcher
0.34¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.901¢
Town of Mills River
0.19¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.751¢
Village of Flat Rock
0.13¢ per $100 of assessed valuation + County rate = 0.691¢
North Carolina Sales Tax
6.75% (4.75% State + applicable local rate)
NC Corporate Income Tax
2.5%

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
2018 Average SAT Scores
County
1124
North Carolina
1098
United States
1068
Students By Numbers
Annual Enrollment
13,521
Average Class Size
21