Anderson is a medium-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 27,676 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Anderson is the 15th largest community in South Carolina.
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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anderson who work in sales jobs (10.74%), office and administrative support (9.65%), and management occupations (8.25%).
The citizens of Anderson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.92% of adults in Anderson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anderson in 2018 was $23,494, 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 $93,976 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 Irish, English, German, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Anderson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.