B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$71,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$688
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    110
    41
  • Robbery
    156
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    829
    525
  • Theft
    2,837
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    241
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,644
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Anderson Reviews

105 reviews
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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.
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What can I say! Anderson is my home. It is a nice city to raise a family. We have settled here and made many lifelong friends. There is a wonderful library and lots of restaurant choices. The cost of living is low but it is within easy driving distance to Indianapolis.
I'd like to see more businesses move to the northern part of Anderson and revitalize the area. All of the businesses are moving to the south side by I69 and it just makes the drive a little longer! I'd love to see some more shopping and eating places come that we do not have!