Henderson County Demographics
Henderson County is the northern gateway to Western Kentucky, sitting astride Interstate 69 and bordered on the north and west by the Ohio River and on the east by the Green River. A diverse economy offers job opportunities in manufacturing, wholesale/retail trade, construction, services, energy, health care and education.
One of Kentucky’s leading Career and Technical Education programs is located at Henderson County High School, and Henderson Community College and a satellite campus of Murray State University offer an array of post-secondary educational and training opportunities.
Henderson is home to John James Audubon State Park, which is devoted to the life and works of the world famous artist who once lived in Henderson and roamed these fields and hills.
Other attractions include:
- Ellis Park thoroughbred race track,
- the 1,000-seat Henderson Fine Arts Center and annual events like the W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival,
- Sandy Lee Songwriters Festival,
- Lions Club Tri-Fest and the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival.
Henderson’s downtown riverfront is also a regular stop for the American Queen and Queen of the Mississippi riverboats. The city of Henderson is the county seat and also the home of Kyndle headquarters.
Henderson, Union and Webster counties in northwestern Kentucky make up Kyndle country – where the Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership and Engagement is the shared spark for economic development, industrial recruitment and business advocacy.