Henderson is located in central Nevada, and is officially known as “The City of Henderson”. Henderson is the second largest city in the entire state, with a population of almost 260,000 people. The city, like almost all of Las Vegas Valley, is part of the Las Vegas metro area. The city is also elevated nearly 1,300 feet above sea level. Henderson has a very low crime rate, and in 2011 the highly rated Forbes magazine ranked the city as the nation’s second safest city to live in.