Anderson, IN

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Living in Anderson

Anderson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 55,130 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Anderson is the 13th largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anderson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anderson is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anderson who work in office and administrative support (16.01%), food service (8.74%), and sales jobs (8.63%).

Anderson has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Anderson has quite a high level of public transit users. Anderson’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in Anderson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.04% of adults in Anderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anderson in 2010 was $19,641, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,564 for a family of four.

Anderson is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anderson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Anderson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Anderson include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Anderson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.