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Anderson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Anderson County at latitude 34.5212 and longitude -82.6473. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Anderson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Anderson, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Anderson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anderson: Anderson Court House.

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Anderson, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 26,780
Population in Households 24,981
Population in Familes 19,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,799
Population Density1 1,835
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 11,145
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 6,534
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,424 (41.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,721 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,015 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $128,106
Average Home Value $155,691


Median Household Income $30,600
Average Household Income $46,090
Per Capita Income $19,334
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.28%
Households 0.14% 0.32%
Families 0.31% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.1%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Anderson, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 96th
Population Density1 # 32 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 111 73rd
Median Household Income # 283 29th
Per Capita Income # 175 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.