Henderson is in Clark County, Nevada, five miles southeast
of Las Vegas.
Henderson is located in the Clark County School District, the fifth
largest school district, which currently handles more than 280,000
students. (Get school
information for Clark County)
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of
175,381, with a 2005 Census estimate placing the population at 232,146.
The most recent estimate by the Clark County Comprehensive Planning
Department placed the population at 256,390 as of July 1, 2006. This
makes it the second largest city in Nevada displacing Reno for the #2
Henderson is located just a few miles from McCarran
International Airport, and the Henderson Executive Airport, recently
acquired by Clark County, is planned for major renovation and development
as a reliever airport to McCarran.
An increasing number of major shopping malls, movie
theater complexes, restaurants and casino resorts offer residents a
variety of choices for leisure time. "Shakespeare in the Park" celebrated
its twentieth anniversary in 2006, a testament to the community's long
standing support for the arts and cultural programs. The City also boasts
the largest recreational facility – the Multigenerational Facility at
Liberty Pointe – in Nevada as well as Nevada's only scenic Bird Preserve.
The City supports a variety of other cultural events as well, many of
which are held at the outdoor amphitheater, the largest one of its kind in
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