For the second year in a row, Henderson has claimed the title of the fastest growing city in the state of Nevada.
Ken Chapa, Henderson's Economic Development Interim Director observes that it's likely California's astronomical housing prices that has led to this growth.
"Most of those people are probably coming from California," Chapa told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in an article on May 23. "They see they can own a very nice home for less than they were paying in rent in California, and it's a short drive away from where they'll work. That's a huge incentive."
The city has added 50,000 residents since 2010 and is the state's second largest city. The growth can be expected to continue as long as California's real estate prices as significantly higher than Nevada and the rest of the US.
Henderson grew by nearly 11,000 people between July 2017 and July 2018. That's a 3.6% population increase. The growth the year before was 3.4%, so growth is actually speeding up in the city.
Chapa attributes the popularity of Henderson to its master-planned communities that make attractive neighborhoods that are easy to get in and out of and provide a safe environment to raise families. The proximity to businesses and great schools and parks make Henderson an ideal place to live.
During that same period, Las Vegas added 9,000 people, an increase of 1.4 percent. Only three Western cities added more people than Henderson: Denver (11,053), San Diego (11,549), and Phoenix (25,288).
Nevada also become the fastest growing state in the Union and passed the 3 million resident mark. Clark County, Nevada, saw the second fastest growth of US counties.
Henderson, Las Vegas, and the state of Nevada have finally been discovered by millions of Americans who are looking for a large, happy place to live where home prices are still within reach of the average family.