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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Anderson is a town in California with a population of 10,156. Anderson is in Shasta 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. The public schools in Anderson are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Anderson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    331
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    58
    41
  • Robbery
    29
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,206
    500
  • Theft
    2,597
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    982
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,216
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    48%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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I love living here! I grew up in this area camping, boating and hiking. There are two beautiful lakes very close by and the mountains surround us. The only problems I find with the area is the high rate of crime and drug use. We are very close to the "golden triangle" where pot is grown.
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I live in a small town of about 10,000 people. The best part is that it is a small town most everyone knows everyone. Some things that could be better in my town are safety, and jobs. We have a small police department however my town is close to the freeway and their are always some high speed chase, someone trying to commit some sort of violent crime. We used to have a strip mall as the years go on it grows emptier and emptier. across the street we have a Walmart Super Center and small strip mall. At one point our town was bombing.
It's a nice quiet town. Not a lot to do for night life but there are tons of things to do if you like the outdoors. Lakes, mountains, rivers all within 45 minutes. The police force is nice and helpful. They are really about cutting crime. They recently added a new k9 and task force to make sure anyone with warrants or on patrol are not getting in more trouble.