Anderson, South Carolina Population 2021

28,226
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Anderson is a city located in Anderson County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 28,226, it is the 18th largest city in South Carolina and the 1366th largest city in the United States . Anderson is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually and its population has increased by 5.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,686 in 2010. Anderson reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 15 miles, Anderson has a population density of 1,946 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anderson is $53,015 with a poverty rate of 22.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $761 per month, and the median house value is $136,800. The median age in Anderson is 37.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Anderson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Andersonwas:

  • White: 65.37%
  • Black or African American: 30.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.14%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Anderson, South Carolina is 28,226 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,676.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,686.

Anderson, South Carolina Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021947,37513,4491.42%
2020933,92613,4491.44%
2019920,47713,4491.46%
2018907,02811,6711.29%
2017895,35711,0301.23%
2016884,32711,8061.34%
2015872,52112,2361.40%
2014860,28511,8681.38%
2013848,4177,5140.89%
2012840,9037,6830.91%
2011833,2207,5950.91%
2010825,6250.00%

Anderson Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,83965.37%
Black or African American8,31530.47%
Two or More Races8583.14%
Some Other Race1710.63%
Asian960.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.04%
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Anderson Population by Race

Anderson Population Pyramid $2021

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Anderson Median Age

37.3


Total

33.4


Male

41.8


Female

Anderson Adults

There are 21,133 adults, (5,207 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

71.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female

14,935

54.73%

Male

12,354

45.27%

Anderson Population by Age

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female30.6%69.4%
Male34.5%65.5%
Non Family38.1%61.9%
All47.2%52.8%
Married72.6%27.4%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anderson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4122.2347.2
Non Family5,3001.1538.1
Married3,5183.1472.6
Female2,1543.2130.6
Male4403.2334.5

3.04

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Anderson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1566.39%
9th to 12th Grade1,86410.30%
High School Graduate5,32229.41%
Some College3,87921.44%
Associates Degree1,5468.54%
Bachelors Degree2,84815.74%
Graduate Degree1,4808.18%
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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
White11,69710,3153,742
Black5,1813,865241
Hispanic810627222
2+ Races37223393
Other Race13511487
Asian929247
Islander1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 64.44%.

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,809$38,569$26,456
Less Than 9th Grade$17,774$21,759$12,583
High School Graduate$23,976$29,393$17,991
Some College$31,114$38,333$28,444
Bachelors Degree$41,207$48,918$35,750
Graduate Degree$57,232$85,391$47,528

$30,809

Average Earnings

$38,569

Average Male

$26,456

Average Female

Anderson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anderson Language by Age

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Anderson Language

95.45% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 4.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.29% of the population.

Anderson Language

Anderson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,0772,76834.27%
White15,3972,31115.01%
Hispanic1,24250540.66%
Multiple82121225.82%
Other1622515.43%

22.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.15%

Male Poverty Rate

25.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Hispanic, with 40.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is White, with 15.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.02%.

Anderson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.77%
High School21.33%
Some College12.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed63.55%
Male Unemployed30.54%
Female Employed15.27%
Male Employed5.27%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anderson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,351$53,015
Families$48,693$69,142
Married Families$79,138-
Non Families$22,681$31,797
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Income by Household Type

Anderson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

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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1,719

Number of Veterans

1,476

Male Veterans

243

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam510
First Gulf War467
Second Gulf War216
Korea184
World War II86

Anderson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54462
75+431
65 to 74385
55 to 64355
18 to 3486

Anderson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2568.58%
Black4277.42%
Hispanic11712.38%
2+ Races153.72%
Asian1111.46%
Islander10100.00%

Anderson Veterans by Race

Anderson Veterans by Education

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8.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Veterans by Education

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59%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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66.58%

Born in Anderson

96.12%

Native Born

3.88%

Foreign Born

2.22%

Non Citizen

1.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.12% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 66.58% having been born in South Carolina. 2.22% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202128,2262750.98%
202027,9512750.99%
201927,6762751.00%
201827,4011330.49%
201727,2682400.89%
201627,028-41-0.15%
201527,0691500.56%
201426,9191830.68%
201326,7361020.38%
201226,634570.21%
201126,5771190.45%
201026,4589440.36%
200025,514-670-0.26%
199026,184-1,362-0.51%
198027,546-10-0.00%
197027,556-13,760-3.97%
196041,31621,5467.65%
195019,7703460.18%
194019,4245,0413.05%
193014,3833,8133.13%
192010,5709160.91%
19109,6544,1565.79%
19005,4982,4806.18%
18903,0180.00%

Anderson Population by Year