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Henderson is a city in Chester County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 6,309 at the 2010 census, up from 5,670 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Chester County. Chester County was formed from pieces of Hardeman, Henderson, McNairy, and Madison counties in 1882 and named after Robert I. Chester.
Henderson, Tennessee Wikipedia
Henderson is located near the center of Chester County at 35°26′35″N 88°38′40″W (35.443025, -88.644345), to the west of the South Fork Forked Deer River. U.S. Route 45 passes through the city, leading northwest 17 miles (27 km) to Jackson and south 20 miles (32 km) to Selmer. Tennessee State Route 100 passes south of the city center, leading east 32 miles (51 km) to Decaturville and west 30 miles (48 km) to Whiteville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20.4 km2), of which 0.03 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.35%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,670 people, 1,896 households, and 1,270 families residing in the city. The population density was 991.6 people per square mile (382.7/km²). There were 2,072 housing units at an average density of 362.4 per square mile (139.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.09% White, 17.87% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.37% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.52% of the population.
There were 1,896 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the city, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 25.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,648, and the median income for a family was $40,907. Males had a median income of $32,215 versus $22,258 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,735. About 15.4% of families and 19.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.6% of those under age 18 and 20.1% of those age 65 or over.
Henderson is part of the Chester County School District and home to Chester County High School. It is also the home of Freed–Hardeman University. Henderson was called Dayton during the Civil War, then was known as Henderson Station and, finally, Henderson.Eddy Arnold, country musician born in Henderson in 1918
Jack Dalton, baseball player
Dorsey B. Hardeman, Texas politician born in Henderson in 1902
Robby Novak, actor who plays Kid President
Walton Bryan Stewart, Wisconsin politician born in Henderson in 1914
Sue Shelton White, national feminist leader and suffragist lawyer