Henderson, Nev.

America’s Best Places Rank: 38th
Population: 246,369
Mayor: Andy A. Hafen

Why it’s ranked: A wealthy Las Vegas suburb, Henderson has great schools, high median income, and many restaurants. Along with the rest of the Vegas area, however, Henderson is suffering economically. The city has the second-worst foreclosure rate among cities on our list and unemployment well above the national average.

How it ranked:
Percent with bachelor's degrees: 28.2
Percent under poverty level: 7
Median household income: $67,819
Violent crime rate: 233.7
Property crime rate: 1,974.5
School score: 76.76
Pro sports teams: 0
Foreclosure rate: .0556
Percent Unemployment: 12
Park acres per 1,000 residents: 7.7
Bars: 39
Restaurants: 410 Museums: 15 Colleges: 6 Libraries: 10 Air Quality Index: 86
 
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