Anderson is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 55,305 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 (15.70%), sales jobs (9.14%), and food service (9.06%).
The percentage of adults in Anderson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.21% of adults in Anderson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anderson in 2010 was $18,576, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,304 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 Vietnamese.