Henderson, officially the City of Henderson, is a city in Clark County, Nevada, United States, about 16 miles southeast of Las Vegas. It is the second-largest city in Nevada, after Las Vegas, with an estimated population of 307,928 in 2017. The city is part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which spans the entire Las Vegas Valley. Henderson occupies the southeastern end of the valley, at an elevation of approximately 1,330 feet (410 m). In 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Henderson as America's second-safest city. It has also been named as "One of the Best Cities to Live in America" by Bloomberg Businessweek. In 2014, Henderson was again ranked as one of the Top 10 "Safest Cities in the United States" by the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Henderson has the 7th highest per-capita income in the United States.
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How did Nevada earn the grade of A? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Nevada has a state sales tax of 6.85%. Of particular interest is that Nevada does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Nevada has an effective property tax rate of 0.77%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Nevada earned its state tax grade of A.
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