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Anderson, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 27,052 as of July 1, 2016. Anderson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 34.5212 and longitude -82.6473 in Anderson County. 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. Anderson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Anderson (GNIS ID: 2403098) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Anderson is located within Anderson Division of Anderson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anderson: Anderson Court House.

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Anderson, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 27,052
Population in Households 25,230
Population in Familes 19,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,822
Population Density1 1,880
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 11,147
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 6,509
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,253 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,422 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,725 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,106 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $138,117
Average Home Value $177,795


Median Household Income $33,648
Average Household Income $51,999
Per Capita Income $22,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.4%
Households 0.1% 0.35%
Families 0.13% 0.18%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 104 75th
Median Household Income # 264 34th
Per Capita Income # 113 72nd

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