B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$125,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$623
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

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
    689
    0
  • Murder
    11
    0
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    188
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,648
    1
  • Theft
    5,698
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    604
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,526
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    13%
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Anderson Reviews

57 reviews
All Categories
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.
Review Anderson
Anderson does not strive to be better. Money is spent in all the wrong places. They roads are so bad, they damage our cars. The racial divide and tension is so bad, it ignores the drugs. The school only focus are those who are most likely to graduate. There is no support for students facing severe poverty and abuse. No clean and safe activities are available to the youth. No public park is even allowed to be inhabited by youth who are unaccompanied. The privacy of the parks punish the rule-followers and taunt the law breakers. I believe if there were somewhere to go and do just about anything, youth would less often choose, drugs, drinking, and reckless sex. Religion also cast an ugly light on responsible youth. Those purchasing contraceptives are shamed. Anderson County caters to the older, republican citizens. Anderson is tough to survive. Spoken as someone raised in a loving home.
Carolina Bauernhaus is a great place to relax and get good food and GREAT beer! The roads are well maintained. Just watch your step at night, the crime rate can be very high in certain areas.