Anderson, SC
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Anderson is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 27,335 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Anderson is the 15th largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Anderson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Anderson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anderson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anderson who work in sales jobs (13.62%), office and administrative support (11.82%), and food service (7.43%).

The education level of Anderson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.59% of adults 25 and older in Anderson have a college degree.

The per capita income in Anderson in 2010 was $18,974, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,896 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Anderson include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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