Anderson is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,992 people and just one neighborhood, Anderson is the 275th largest community in Missouri.
Anderson is a blue-collar town, with 39.12% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Anderson is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anderson who work in healthcare suport services (7.89%), food service (7.22%), and business and financial occupations (7.22%).
Being a small city, Anderson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The rate of college-level education in Anderson is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.94% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anderson in 2018 was $18,167, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,668 for a family of four. However, Anderson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Anderson is an extremely 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 Native Hawaiian. Anderson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.04% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Anderson include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Anderson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Anderson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 79.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 36.5% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.3%), and 10.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (6.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Anderson, MO, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (10.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.0%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.