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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.GeographyHenderson is located near the center of Chester County at, to the west of the South Fork Forked Deer River. U.S. Route 45 passes through the city, leading northwest to Jackson and south to Selmer. Tennessee State Route 100 passes south of the city center, leading east to Decaturville and west to Whiteville.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.4km2, of which 0.07sqkm, or 0.35%, is water.DemographicsAs 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.Our United States itinerary planner combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.
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