This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Anderson has a very low population density. Anderson is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 3/10, Anderson, SC may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Anderson before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Anderson has a population density of 1,907, with 26,386 current residents.
Out of the 26,386 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.
- 61% Sun
- 50% Rain
- 2% Snow
61°F average temperature
- 42 years Median home age
- $121,280 Median home price
- -1.97% Home appreciation rate
- 5.08% Annual property tax
As for living in Anderson, the air quality is 95% and the weather, on average, is 61% sunny, 50% rainy, and 2% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Anderson, you should know that 46.8% of homes are owned while 40.4% of homes are rented, and 12.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $121,280, the median age of homes is 42 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.97% and the annual property tax is 5.08%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Anderson, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Anderson’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Anderson is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 32.70% Democratic, 65.99% Republican, and 1.31% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:11
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
72%High school diploma
6%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Anderson, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 28.10% of residents are unemployed in Anderson (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Anderson residents: 10.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.62% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.7% are in the customer service field, 25.2% are in the sales field, 0.13% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 72.17%, 5.87% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.05% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.25% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Anderson, you should be aware that the average commute time is 20 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Anderson have a few different options. 79% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.