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Anderson, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 55,026 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Anderson, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 55,026
Daytime Population: Workers 31,108
Daytime Population: Residents 31,567
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,675
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 52,758
Population in Familes 38,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,268
Population Density2 1,293
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $37,094
Average Household Income $48,207
Per Capita Income $20,961


Total Housing Units 28,008 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,061 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,132 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,814 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $79,414
Average Home Value $95,385


Total Households 23,194
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 13,404
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.28% -0.24%
Households -0.23% -0.22%
Families -0.37% -0.39%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

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, 2017 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 Density # 351 49th
Diversity Index # 46 93rd
Median Household Income # 616 10th
Per Capita Income # 534 22nd

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