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.
The city of Henderson has major railways, buses, and road systems. The bus system is called RTC Transit, and it has a network of routes that run throughout the entire Las Vegas valley. Henderson’s major highways run through the city going both north south and east west, and the highways include State Route 582, State Route 564, Interstate 515, and Interstate 215. Henderson is also home to a relatively small airport—the Henderson Executive Airport.