Anderson, Indiana Population 2024

55,449

Anderson is a city located in Delaware County, Hancock County, and Madison County Indiana. Anderson has a 2024 population of 55,449. It is also the county seat of Madison County. Anderson is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 1.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,749 in 2020.

The average household income in Anderson is $58,977 with a poverty rate of 21.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Anderson is 38.8 years, 37.9 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Anderson Demographics

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

  • White: 75.75%
  • Black or African American: 15.52%
  • Two or more races: 5.22%
  • Other race: 2.45%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Indiana
Land Area (mi²)
41.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,330.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.28% (700)
The current population of Anderson, Indiana is 55,449 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 54,749.

Anderson, Indiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41,67275.75%
Black or African American8,54015.52%
Two or more races2,8705.22%
Other race1,3492.45%
Asian3850.7%
Native American1950.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Anderson Population by Race

Anderson Population Pyramid 2024

Anderson Median Age

38.8

Total

37.9

Male

39.9

Female

Anderson Adults

There are 43,671 adults, (10,628 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

66.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female28,05851%
Male26,95349%

Anderson Population by Age

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,2792.2756.243.8
Non Family10,5711.2445.454.6
Married7,9883.0379.120.9
Female3,6253.313763
Male1,0953.2756.343.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Anderson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,2643.33%
9th to 12th Grade3,5769.41%
High School Graduate15,57941.01%
Some College8,20121.59%
Associates Degree3,2618.58%
Bachelors Degree3,7509.87%
Graduate Degree2,3596.21%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Anderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White29,73626,3145,113
Black5,3804,512583
Hispanic1,7041,286260
2+ Races1,1451,104129
Other Race72846869
Asian21217084
Native American12611925

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 96.42%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.62%.

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,600$40,370$28,305
Less Than 9th Grade$24,395$27,227$21,954
High School Graduate$32,774$37,830$24,562
Some College$34,283$45,804$28,199
Bachelors Degree$47,209$49,651$46,338
Graduate Degree$45,945$56,667$41,905

$34,600

Average Earnings

$40,370

Average Male

$28,305

Average Female

Anderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anderson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Anderson Language

93.61% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 6.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.27% of the population.

Anderson Language

Anderson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White38,1426,78917.8%
Black8,1822,97836.4%
Hispanic3,75894525.15%
Multiple2,79578027.91%
Other1,13626623.42%
Asian3684411.96%
Native190126.32%

21.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.46%

Male Poverty Rate

24%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Black, with 36.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Native, with 6.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.6%.

Anderson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.31%
High School19.82%
Some College15.31%
Bachelors or Greater5.93%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.91%
Male Unemployed29.85%
Female Employed13.95%
Male Employed8.89%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anderson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$44,974$58,977
Families$60,195$68,778
Married Families$72,561$-999,999,999
Non Families$29,172$43,673

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anderson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Anderson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Anderson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,727

Number of Veterans

3,471

Male Veterans

256

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,486
First Gulf War517
Second Gulf War482
Korea123
World War II26

Anderson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 741,278
55 to 64846
75+740
35 to 54581
18 to 34282

Anderson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,2439.46%
Black3515.44%
Hispanic602.57%
2+ Races593.57%
Other Race364.41%
Native American2819.05%
Asian103.31%

Anderson Veterans by Race

Anderson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.82%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Anderson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Anderson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Anderson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.58%

Born in Anderson

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

1.45%

Non Citizen

0.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 74.58% having been born in Indiana. 1.45% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,3241750.31%
202856,1491750.31%
202755,9741750.31%
202655,7991750.31%
202555,6241750.32%
202455,4491750.32%
202355,2741750.32%
202255,0991770.32%
202154,9221730.32%
202054,749360.07%
201954,713-153-0.28%
201854,866-60-0.11%
201754,926-76-0.14%
201655,002-42-0.08%
201555,044-229-0.41%
201455,273-205-0.37%
201355,478260.05%
201255,452-349-0.63%
201155,801-265-0.47%
201056,066-3,668-6.14%
200059,7342750.46%
199059,459-5,236-8.09%
198064,695-6,092-8.61%
197070,78721,72644.28%
196049,0612,2414.79%
195046,8205,24812.62%
194041,5721,7684.44%
193039,80410,03733.72%
192029,7677,29132.44%
191022,4762,29811.39%
190020,1789,43787.86%
189010,7416,615160.32%
18804,1261,00031.99%
18703,12600%
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Anderson Population by Year