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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Anderson is a town in Indiana with a population of 54,986. Anderson is in Madison County. Living in Anderson offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Anderson there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Anderson and residents tend to lean conservative.
About Anderson...
Population
54,986

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    138.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    149.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    183.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    742.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,249.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    407.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Anderson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$34,693
National
$55,322
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I was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana. Anderson is a city where an individual can be himself or herself. It is not as big or "nice" as other cities, but it does have the ability to provide students with a good education. Citizens here are very polite and respectful to each other. Anderson is a city where opportunities are granted if a person seeks help. In addition, public services are well equipped, such as hospitals and grocery stores, to meet individual’s needs and wants.
Overall, I can honestly say that this small town is full of diversity. People accept others defects or differences, and also help each other continue to grow as a human being. Job opportunities are high in demand.
I believe that if Anderson has to work on something, it is mainly safety, however.
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This is a lower to middle income neighborhood, that rests just outside Indianapolis. My family moved here from New York seven years ago, and have enjoyed every moment since. Neighbors watch out for one another, are friendly, and welcoming. Being close to Indianapolis, there is enough activity to keep one busy. Anderson is also far enough from the city that it is quiet and tranquil.
I've been a lifelong resident of Anderson for 30 years now. I grew up here and this is my home. I like to visit other places, but I'll be an Anderson resident for the rest of my life. There is no place like Anderson. It's a small town feel even though we are growing at a rapid pace. Most people who are from here tend to have the same sort of feelings about Anderson that I do. I love that I've been here all my life and I know where everything is for the most part, but this town always surprises me somehow. Occasionally, I'll end up on some road that I've never been down in my 30 years here. I like the predictability of this town! We have strong roots in our history and were very proud of them and we share this information often. One thing that I dislike about Anderson is the amount of abandoned properties that have been allowed to decay. I would like to see our good city come up with a solution for the dilapidated homes.