Hendersonville North Carolina
The Community of Hendersonville, North Carolina is traditionally known as “The City of Four Seasons”. It is the town seat of Henderson County and is 22 miles south of Asheville and 15 miles north of the North-South Carolina border. It is 6.9 square miles in size. Until the 1785 Treaty of Hopewell, Henderson County was part of Cherokee Indian territory. The city, as well as the county, was named for the 19th century North Carolina Supreme Court Chief of Staff Justice Leonard Henderson. The town of Hendersonville was established when Judge Mitchell King, who owned 1,000 acres himself, donated 50 acres. It was chartered in 1847 as the county seat.
The population, in this charming mountain town, is 13,954 with 56.9% being female and 43.1% male. The median age in Hendersonville is 48.7 years of age. 69.7% of the population is Caucasian, 13.9% Hispanic, 11.4% African American, 1.3% Asian, .2% American Indian, 3.5% Mixed Races and .08 Other.
The median home value is $181,291 with monthly rent approximately $827. Housing includes single family homes, multi-family homes, condos and townhomes and manufactured housing.
Median Income Information
The median household income is $39,528. The top five industries for employment are: 24.3% Healthcare Services, 14.1% Retail, 13% Manufacturing Industry, 8.6%, Accommodation Services and 7.1% Education Services. The average commute is 26.1 minutes.
Known for the yearly Apple Festival
The streets of Hendersonville come alive from for 4 days for the Apple Festival. People from all over the region can enjoy days of fun including one of the most best known Street Fairs in the Carolinas with freshly picked apples, arts & crafts, festival food, and free entertainment at the Historic Courthouse on Hendersonville’s beautiful Main Street.
The Community of Hendersonville boasts the second largest downtown area in western North Carolina with Asheville being the largest. More than 100 shops and 25 restaurants can be found in the main street area. Hendersonville is part of the Main Street Program, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s program to revitalize the nation’s central business districts through historic preservation, attention to design and the recruitment of businesses and promotions. There are a number of historic homes that have been made into bed and breakfasts, carrying on the historic preservation of the area.
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