Henderson County, NC, 2020 Comprehensive Plan
By: Henderson County Planning Dept
The county’s comprehensive plan addresses farmland protection. The plan includes an Agricultural Element that focuses on assisting the competitiveness of the county’s agricultural enterprises and protecting the farmland base that is key to a thriving agricultural economy. “Reducing farmland loss” is the first recommendation; action items address establishing a farmland protection fund, promoting the use of voluntary agricultural districts, and ensuring that economic development projects support farmland protection.
2010 Population: 106,740
2010 Population Density: 286.11/square mile