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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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Anderson is a town in Indiana with a population of 54,788. Anderson is in Madison County. Living in Anderson offers residents a sparse 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
54,788

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$761
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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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
    132.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    142
    40.7
  • Robbery
    129.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    946.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,953.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    360.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 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
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Anderson

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,985
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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I enjoy that Anderson is perfect size town for myself and husband. I currently have been living in apartments since moving to this town. The town is cheaper than where I lived before and able to survive in this area. The town does have lots of crime but it is about average to other cities and towns. Depending on the area is a concern after dark but I do feel safe in this town where nobody would want to hurt me or my husband. I heard the public schools are not great, there is no nightlife in the town. Everything is very close and certainly hard town to leave.
Anderson used to be a thriving community and over the last several years the city has went to shambles. We have great history just need good people with good hearts to get this city back together!