Anderson, South Carolina Population 2024

30,072

Anderson is a city located in Anderson County South Carolina. Anderson has a 2024 population of 30,072. Anderson is currently growing at a rate of 0.5% annually and its population has increased by 2.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,470 in 2020.

The average household income in Anderson is $61,521 with a poverty rate of 25.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Anderson is 32.7 years, 31.1 years for males, and 33.9 years for females.

Anderson Demographics

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

  • White: 62.72%
  • Black or African American: 28.8%
  • Two or more races: 4.99%
  • Asian: 2.36%
  • Other race: 0.89%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
Land Area (mi²)
16.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,878.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.04% (602)
The current population of Anderson, South Carolina is 30,072 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,470.

Anderson, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,40562.72%
Black or African American8,45228.8%
Two or more races1,4644.99%
Asian6932.36%
Other race2610.89%
Native American550.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander150.05%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Anderson Population by Race

Anderson Population Pyramid 2024

Anderson Median Age

32.7

Total

31.1

Male

33.9

Female

Anderson Adults

There are 22,418 adults, (4,950 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female15,84453.99%
Male13,50146.01%

Anderson Population by Age

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All12,0082.275050
Non Family5,3511.1836.163.9
Married3,8683.0774.925.1
Female2,0153.4737.762.3
Male7742.6754.345.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

50.0%

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 Grade7994.35%
9th to 12th Grade1,4868.1%
High School Graduate5,46929.79%
Some College3,92121.36%
Associates Degree1,96410.7%
Bachelors Degree2,91815.9%
Graduate Degree1,8009.81%

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
White11,89510,8674,096
Black5,3084,300370
Hispanic55032561
2+ Races40632638
Asian296286160
Other Race107410
Native American55550
Islander990

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.05%.

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$35,610$38,793$32,534
Less Than 9th Grade$23,708$26,467$8,587
High School Graduate$28,279$31,586$22,477
Some College$32,492$38,808$31,097
Bachelors Degree$45,858$46,929$45,078
Graduate Degree$63,810$105,592$57,679

$35,610

Average Earnings

$38,793

Average Male

$32,534

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

93.44% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 6.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.94% of the population.

Anderson Language

Anderson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,3253,03918.62%
Black8,2342,92635.54%
Hispanic1,03453451.64%
Multiple1,38942430.53%
Other23319282.4%
Asian621528.37%

25.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.98%

Male Poverty Rate

26.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Other, with 82.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Asian, with 8.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.88%.

Anderson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.1%
High School20.3%
Some College13.65%
Bachelors or Greater6.82%

Anderson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed44.14%
Male Unemployed20.15%
Female Employed17.22%
Male Employed11.17%

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$40,445$61,521
Families$55,686$77,936
Married Families$79,091$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,572$38,611

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anderson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.5%

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

1,658

Number of Veterans

1,431

Male Veterans

227

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War469
Vietnam443
Second Gulf War284
Korea140
World War II32

Anderson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54499
65 to 74390
75+371
55 to 64229
18 to 34169

Anderson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,3638.98%
Black2854.72%
Hispanic202.83%
Islander960%
2+ Races10.17%

Anderson Veterans by Race

Anderson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

6.9%

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

61.71%

Born in Anderson

94.88%

Native Born

5.12%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

2.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.88% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 61.71% having been born in South Carolina. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Anderson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,8241500.49%
202830,6741510.49%
202730,5231500.49%
202630,3731510.5%
202530,2221500.5%
202430,0721510.5%
202329,9211500.5%
202229,7712190.74%
202129,552820.28%
202029,4701,8586.73%
201927,6122680.98%
201827,344790.29%
201727,2652510.93%
201627,014-44-0.16%
201527,0581540.57%
201426,9041840.69%
201326,7201060.4%
201226,614600.23%
201126,5541210.46%
201026,4339193.6%
200025,514-670-2.56%
199026,184-1,362-4.94%
198027,546-10-0.04%
197027,556-13,760-33.3%
196041,31621,546108.98%
195019,7703461.78%
194019,4245,04135.05%
193014,3833,81336.07%
192010,5709169.49%
19109,6544,15675.59%
19005,4982,48082.17%
18903,01800%
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Anderson Population by Year