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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Anderson is a town in South Carolina with a population of 27,011. Anderson is in Anderson County. Living in Anderson offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Anderson there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Anderson and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Anderson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$693
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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Anderson Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    522.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    72.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    825.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,724.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    458
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Anderson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,655
National
$55,322
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Anderson Reviews

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Anderson is a growing city! It is very friendly for everyone, families, teens, and adults. There are many restaurants, shopping options, movie theaters, and coffee shops. Downtown includes some cafes, restaurants, boutiques, businesses, and hotels. Also, there is a temporary ice skating rink set up during the christmas season. It is perfect for anyone!
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Town is friendly and helpful. We moved here in 2014, and I love how friendly everyone is and I have great neighbors! The Main Street downtown area is quaint with shopping, coffee houses, a good variety of non-chain restaurants. The summer bands in the park are family friendly, safe, and also offer up local brewery tasting and food. Great colleges within driving distance.
Great town! Love being in the area! I live around Anderso University and everyone is always so friendly! You can always go out to the movies or to get a quick bit to eat. The downtown section of Anderson is also fun to go to and great for pictures. Anderson is a really nice place!