Anderson, Indiana Population 2021

54,872
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Anderson is a city located in Madison County Indiana. Anderson has a 2020 population of 54,872. It is also the county seat of Madison County. Anderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually and its population has decreased by -2.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,409 in 2010. Anderson reached it's highest population of 56,409 in 2010.

The average household income in Anderson is $50,946 with a poverty rate of 23.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $759 per month, and the median house value is $76,700. The median age in Anderson is 38.1 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Anderson Demographics

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

  • White: 78.19%
  • Black or African American: 14.66%
  • Two or more races: 4.17%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Anderson, Indiana is 54,872 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,211.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 56,409.

Anderson, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,18878.19%
Black or African American8,09614.66%
Two or More Races2,3054.17%
Some Other Race9841.78%
Asian5100.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1510.27%
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Anderson Population by Race

Anderson Population Pyramid $2021

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Anderson Median Age

38.1


Total

36.6


Male

39.9


Female

Anderson Adults

There are 43,550 adults, (9,849 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female

28,868

52.26%

Male

26,366

47.74%

Anderson Population by Age

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All58.3%41.7%
Male57.3%42.7%
Non Family51.1%48.9%
Female37.9%62.1%

58.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anderson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,2312.2858.3
Non Family9,9021.2451.1
Married8,0912.9777.5
Female4,0063.2437.9
Male1,2322.957.3

2.95

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Anderson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3663.63%
9th to 12th Grade3,89110.35%
High School Graduate14,72839.19%
Some College7,95521.17%
Associates Degree3,2918.76%
Bachelors Degree4,27311.37%
Graduate Degree2,0785.53%
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Anderson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White30,05226,1015,234
Black5,2034,547619
Hispanic1,204697136
2+ Races64458786
Other Race47226733
Asian358314269
Native American1511117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 91.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.14%.

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,505$34,889$25,257
Less Than 9th Grade$21,141$25,197$11,856
High School Graduate$26,206$30,831$19,979
Some College$28,374$35,039$25,823
Bachelors Degree$42,115$49,083$36,742
Graduate Degree$47,986$51,991$41,094

$29,505

Average Earnings

$34,889

Average Male

$25,257

Average Female

Anderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anderson Language by Age

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Anderson Language

94.59% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 5.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.02% of the population.

Anderson Language

Anderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White39,3907,48919.01%
Black7,7942,68034.39%
Hispanic3,0321,12036.94%
Multiple2,23898544.01%
Other94332534.46%
Asian4977915.90%
Native1404230.00%

23.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.60%

Male Poverty Rate

25.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Multiple, with 44.01% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Asian, with 15.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.82%.

Anderson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.28%
Some College18.07%
High School17.77%
Bachelors or Greater6.47%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed47.36%
Male Unemployed30.75%
Female Employed15.77%
Male Employed9.90%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,233$50,946
Families$47,778$58,229
Married Families$62,350$71,012
Non Families$27,289$39,143
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Income by Household Type

Anderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.5%

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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3,615

Number of Veterans

3,393

Male Veterans

222

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,324
First Gulf War536
Second Gulf War354
Korea242
World War II156

Anderson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,010
55 to 64826
35 to 54823
75+743
18 to 34213

Anderson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9428.38%
Black5889.65%
Other Race324.86%
2+ Races272.39%
Native American2617.22%
Hispanic191.16%

Anderson Veterans by Race

Anderson Veterans by Education

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8.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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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75.56%

Born in Anderson

97.22%

Native Born

2.78%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.22% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 75.56% having been born in Indiana. 1.99% 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
202154,872-113-0.21%
202054,985-113-0.21%
201955,098-113-0.20%
201855,211-17-0.03%
201755,228-88-0.16%
201655,316-34-0.06%
201555,350-236-0.42%
201455,586-216-0.39%
201355,802230.04%
201255,779-362-0.64%
201156,141-268-0.48%
201056,4090.00%

Anderson Population by Year