Community Profile

Henderson County’s community profile consists of relevant and up-to-date information on community accolades, demographics, industries and top employers, taxes, and more.

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Accolades
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North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the country among states levying the tax (source). Henderson County is in the 75th percentile for the lowest ad valorem tax rate in the state (source).

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North Carolina is the #2 least unionized state in the nation (2022, source).

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Henderson County Public Schools ranks 18th among the best school districts in North Carolina (source).

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The index crime rate in Henderson County, per 100,000 population, is lower than that of the region and state (2020, source).

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North Carolina won the 2021 Golden Shovel Award for economic development excellence by Area Development magazine (source).

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North Carolina was named Top State Business Climate by Site Selection magazine (2021, source).

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North Carolina was ranked #1 Best State for Doing Business by Forbes in 2017, 2018, and 2019 (source).

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Henderson County is an ACT-certified Work Ready Community (source).

Demographics
Population
118,445 (Census, est. July 2021)
Labor Force
56,271
Unemployment Rate
3.1% (May 2022)
High School Graduate or Higher
451,756
Bachelor Degree or Higher
16,210
Henderson County Land Area
375.06 square miles
Median Home Value
$232,000
Per Capita Personal Income
$32,306
Median Household Income
$58,928
Median Age
47.6
Average Work Commute Time
21.8 minutes
Employment
Sector
Employment
Avg Annual Sal.
Construction
3,189
$49,686
Manufacturing
5,204
$59,197
Trade, Trans. & Utilities
3,515
$63,960
Information
298
$71,254
Finance & Real Estate
1,266
$56,819
Education
2,708
$42,246
Healthcare
7,449
$56,189
Leisure & Hospitality
742
$29,717
Professional & Technical
2,016
$54,420
Public Administration
1,659
$52,112
Top Employers

Pardee Memorial Hospital
Ingles Markets Inc.
AdventHealth
Henderson County
Continental Automotive Systems Inc.
Wal-Mart Associates Inc
Meritor Inc.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Linamar Light Metals
Henderson County Public Schools
Current, Powered by GE
UPM-Raflatac Inc.
Carolina Village Inc.
Broad River Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Community College
City of Hendersonville
Manual Woodworkers & Weavers Inc.
Kimberly-Clark, Berkeley Mills
Kyocera International
Wilsonart International
Diamond Brand Gear

Taxes
Henderson County
0.561¢ per $100 of assessed valuation
City of Hendersonville
 0.52¢ 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% (Phasing out to 0% by 2025)
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
2020 Average SAT Scores
County
1107
North Carolina
1089
United States
1030
Students By Numbers
Annual Enrollment
13,521
Average Class Size
21