Henderson is a suburban city in Clark County, Nevada. It falls within the Las Vegas metropolitan area of the Mojave Desert, and is second largest city in the state after Las Vegas. Its population during the 2010 census was 257,729. The city celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1950. In 2006, Money magazine ranked Henderson 20th in its annual list of the top 100 places to live in the U.S.
The city has been the location for filming both TV series and movies, notably frequently featured on the TV drama, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" as the location of residence of a victim or other person of interest.
The most significant employers in the city include public utilities and the government, St. Rose Dominican Hospital – Siena Campus, Green Valley Ranch, M Resort, Sunset Station, Medco Health Solutions, Walmart, and many more.
The city also has a number of tourist attractions and recreation options, including Acacia Demonstration Gardens, Anthem Country Club, art galleries, Black Mountain Recreation Center, a museum, the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden, the Ethel M Chocolate Factory, the Galleria at Sunset and many more.
The population has a majority of White Americans. A significant percentage of the population comprises people of Hispanic origin.