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Anderson, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 55,138 as of July 1, 2016. Anderson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 40.0892 and longitude -85.6951 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Anderson (GNIS ID: 2393952) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Anderson is located within Township of Anderson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anderson: Andersonton, Andersontown, Wa-piminskink.

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Anderson, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 55,138
Population in Households 52,837
Population in Familes 39,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,301
Population Density1 1,295
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 23,099
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 13,424
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,980 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,010 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,089 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,881 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $76,834
Average Home Value $92,585


Median Household Income $36,272
Average Household Income $45,943
Per Capita Income $19,902
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.2%
Households -0.33% -0.22%
Families -0.41% -0.35%
Median Household Income   -0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Anderson, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 98th
Population Density1 # 350 49th
Diversity Index2 # 45 94th
Median Household Income # 603 11th
Per Capita Income # 553 19th

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