Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.80% of the population.
There were 4,350 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families.
There were 4,831 housing units at an average density of 406.1 per square mile (156.7/km²).The racial makeup of the city was 68.98% White, 22.34% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.80% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races.The city of Henderson was established by European Americans before the State of Texas was founded. The First Methodist and First Baptist churches were established in 18, respectively.The first courthouse, made of wood, was completed in 1849.My father said at the time they thought a fellow named Green Herndon, a union man, had hired a negro woman to burn Henderson.
Herndon was a northerner and was a pronounced opponent of secession.According to the Depot Museum, a man named John Crow recalled the fire as follows: "I was about eight years old when Henderson burned.I went to town with my father the day after the fire.On August 5, 1860, a fire broke out and burned most of the booming town of Henderson.Forty-three buildings, including two hotels, were destroyed in the fire, for a loss of 0,000.In the city, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was ,766, and the median income for a family was ,095.