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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  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
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Anderson County is located in Tennessee with a population of 75,538. Living in Anderson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Anderson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Anderson County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$134,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$719
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Anderson County 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
    430.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    9
    6.1
  • Rape
    36
    40.7
  • Robbery
    45
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    513.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,189.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    301.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Anderson County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,206
National
$55,322

Anderson County Reviews

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I like that it is a country town but its still big enough to have alot of different stores and areas to go to for family outings. Some parts are completely in the woods and have beautiful mountains and views while other areas offer jobs and plenty of stores for shopping. It would be nice to see some of the old nonworking buildings to be turned into something to help nature and society, maybe a public area for kids like a bowling alley or an arcade. There is plenty to di though and is a nice place to raise a family.
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Anderson County is your typical rural area. Most of the people you come into contact with are very friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. Our county is home to several factories and small businesses, so finding a job isn't an impossible task. It is a great place to live!
Winter is most peoples' least favorite season, as it is very cold for a long time and almost no snow. It's windy and icy and everyone is ready for summer by the time it comes around. Summer is not so much hot as it is VERY humid, which makes it feel much hotter than it is. It's easy to break a sweat in the summer just walking around, but this does make it nice for lake/boating activities. Spring is absolutely beautiful in east Tennessee, but you enjoy it so much more if you don't have allergies, because this is one of the worst areas for seasonal allergies. Fall is my favorite season! The humidity is gone by mid-October most years, and it's crisp and cool and the trees are so, so beautiful.