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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anderson who work in sales jobs (14.81%), office and administrative support (11.32%), and management occupations (7.92%).

One of the benefits of Anderson is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.18 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The education level of Anderson citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.91% of adults in Anderson have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Anderson in 2010 was $19,736, 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 $78,944 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.