Anderson, Indiana Population 2020

54,647
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Anderson is a city located in Indiana. With a 2020 population of 54,647, it is the 16th largest city in Indiana and the 714th largest city in the United States. Anderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -2.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,129 in 2010. Anderson reached it's highest population of 70,787 in 1970. Spanning over 42 miles, Anderson has a population density of 1,314 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anderson is $49,395 with a poverty rate of 23.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $72,900. The median age in Anderson is 38.3 years, 36.7 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Anderson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Anderson was:

  • White: 78.00%
  • Black or African American: 14.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Other race: 1.76%
  • Asian: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Anderson, Indiana is 54,647, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,883.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,129.

Anderson, Indiana Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,096,71022,1701.06%
20192,074,54022,1701.07%
20182,052,37024,7901.21%
20172,027,58020,8201.03%
20162,006,76020,6401.03%
20151,986,12015,1100.76%
20141,971,01017,4100.88%
20131,953,60023,9201.22%
20121,929,68018,9600.98%
20111,910,72018,0800.95%
20101,892,6400.00%

Anderson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White42,52278.00%
Black or African American8,05414.77%
Two or More Races2,3344.28%
Some Other Race9621.76%
Asian4710.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1700.31%
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Anderson Population by Race

Anderson Population Pyramid 2020

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Anderson Median Age

38.3


Total

36.7


Male

40.2


Female

Anderson Adults

There are 43,212 adults, (9,818 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female

28,461

52.21%

Male

26,052

47.79%

Anderson Population by Age

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.2%23.8%
All56.9%43.1%
Male56.2%43.8%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female37.5%62.5%

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anderson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,0672.2656.9
Non Family10,0031.2549.6
Married7,8532.9576.2
Female4,0103.2437.5
Male1,2012.956.2

2.94

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Anderson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3583.64%
9th to 12th Grade3,97410.66%
High School Graduate14,88439.93%
Some College7,95021.33%
Associates Degree3,1518.45%
Bachelors Degree4,02810.81%
Graduate Degree1,9275.17%
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Anderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White29,80125,7374,866
Black5,1774,530619
Hispanic1,144666118
Multiple Races69163483
Other Race45425933
Asian319275253
Native American17013016

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.75%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 79.31%.

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,179$32,339$24,230
Less Than High School$20,000$23,970$11,763
High School Grad$25,794$30,747$19,083
Some College$27,407$32,006$25,617
Bachelors Degree$41,763$46,667$36,772
Graduate Degree$46,058$51,690$36,579

$28,179

Average Earnings

$32,339

Average Male

$24,230

Average Female

Anderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anderson Language by Age

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Anderson Language

94.72% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 5.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.90% of the population.

Anderson Language

Anderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,7577,61719.65%
Black7,7442,68034.61%
Hispanic2,9251,12038.29%
Multiple2,26798543.45%
Other91732535.44%
Asian4587215.72%
Native1594226.42%

23.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.11%

Male Poverty Rate

26.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Multiple, with 43.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Asian, with 15.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.00%.

Anderson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.66%
Some College18.53%
High School18.14%
Bachelors or Greater6.76%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.36%
Male Unemployed30.99%
Female Employed16.33%
Male Employed10.20%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,038$49,395
Families$45,903$56,360
Married Families$59,279-
Non Families$26,891$38,455
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Income by Household Type

Anderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.8%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Anderson Married by Age and Sex

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Anderson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Anderson Marital Status by Race

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Anderson Marital Status

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3,673

Number of Veterans

3,431

Male Veterans

242

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,393
First Gulf War529
Second Gulf War354
Korea265
World War II155

Anderson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,036
55 to 64844
35 to 54816
75+764
18 to 34213

Anderson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9748.55%
Black5849.66%
2 or More473.99%
Indian3621.18%
Other325.00%
Hispanic130.83%

Anderson Veterans by Race

Anderson Veterans by Education

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9.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Veterans by Education

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57.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Anderson Employment by Age

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Anderson Employment by Race

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Anderson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.47%

Born in Indiana

97.26%

Native Born

2.74%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.76%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.26% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 75.47% having been born in Indiana. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Anderson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054,647-118-0.22%
201954,765-118-0.22%
201854,883-15-0.03%
201754,898-87-0.16%
201654,985-35-0.06%
201555,020-232-0.42%
201455,252-213-0.38%
201355,465240.04%
201255,441-357-0.64%
201155,798-267-0.48%
201056,065-3,669-0.63%
200059,7342750.05%
199059,459-5,236-0.84%
198064,695-6,092-0.90%
197070,78721,7263.73%
196049,0612,2410.47%
195046,8205,2481.20%
194041,5721,7680.44%
193039,80410,0372.95%
192029,7677,2912.85%
191022,4762,2981.08%
190020,1789,4376.51%
189010,7416,61510.04%
18804,1261,0002.81%
18703,1260.00%

Anderson Population by Year