Anderson, South Carolina Population 2020

27,846

Anderson is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 27,846, it is the 17th largest city in South Carolina and the 1367th largest city in the United States. Anderson is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 4.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,686 in 2010. Anderson reached it's highest population of 41,316 in 1960. Spanning over 15 miles, Anderson has a population density of 1,920 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anderson is $50,985 with a poverty rate of 23.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $727 per month, and the median house value is $130,200. The median age in Anderson is 37.3 years, 34.1 years for males, and 40.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.1 males.

Anderson Demographics

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

  • White: 64.86%
  • Black or African American: 31.46%
  • Two or more races: 2.48%
  • Other race: 0.70%
  • Asian: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Anderson, South Carolina is 27,846, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 27,380.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,686.

Anderson, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020929,03411,2041.21%
2019917,83011,2041.22%
2018906,62611,2041.24%
2017895,42211,1021.24%
2016884,32011,7221.33%
2015872,59812,3031.41%
2014860,29511,9101.38%
2013848,3857,5610.89%
2012840,8247,7080.92%
2011833,1167,4870.90%
2010825,6290.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,59764.86%
Black or African American8,53531.46%
Two or More Races6732.48%
Some Other Race1890.70%
Asian1070.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.02%

Anderson Population Pyramid 2020

Anderson Median Age

37.3


Total

34.1


Male

40.8


Female

Anderson Adults

There are 21,032 adults, (5,346 of whom are seniors) in Anderson.

Anderson Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Anderson Sex Ratio

Female

14,819

54.62%

Male

12,310

45.38%

Anderson Households and Families

Anderson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anderson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.9%28.1%
All47.2%52.8%
Male44.8%55.2%
Non Family36.8%63.2%
Female32.5%67.5%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,4362.2147.2
Non Family5,3281.1436.8
Married3,5613.2271.9
Female2,1543.0132.5
Male3933.2844.8

3.05

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anderson Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1486.45%
9th to 12th Grade1,99611.21%
High School Graduate5,01028.13%
Some College4,10023.02%
Associates Degree1,4578.18%
Bachelors Degree2,72515.30%
Graduate Degree1,3767.73%

Anderson Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,4259,9533,340
Black5,1933,770395
Hispanic811670263
Multiple Races34721867
Other Race150127112
Asian10310352
Native American2323
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 74.67%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,570$40,097$24,892
Less Than High School$14,032$20,609$11,162
High School Grad$25,033$30,844$18,168
Some College$28,418$40,764$24,214
Bachelors Degree$45,583$54,861$35,737
Graduate Degree$57,896$75,868$44,552

$30,570

Average Earnings

$40,097

Average Male

$24,892

Average Female

Anderson Language

Anderson Language by Age

Anderson Language

95.63% of Anderson residents speak only English, while 4.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.04% of the population.

Anderson Poverty

Anderson Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,3383,28639.41%
White15,2322,14014.05%
Hispanic1,14430826.92%
Multiple65216825.77%
Other1802111.67%

23.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.20%

Male Poverty Rate

25.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anderson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Black, with 39.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anderson is Other, with 11.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.02%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.72%
High School20.38%
Some College14.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed68.67%
Male Unemployed22.63%
Female Employed15.49%
Male Employed6.61%

Anderson Income

Anderson Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,897$50,985
Families$47,615$66,335
Married Families$76,482-
Non Families$21,398$30,779

Anderson Marital Status

Anderson Marital Status

Marriage Rates

35.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.4%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Anderson Married by Age and Sex

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

Anderson Veterans

1,816

Number of Veterans

1,601

Male Veterans

215

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam548
First Gulf War394
Second Gulf War221
Korea189
World War II94
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4249.90%
Black3576.05%
Hispanic11311.91%
2 or More154.03%
Asian1514.02%
Hawaiian5100.00%

$Anderson Veterans by Education

6.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anderson Employment Status

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Anderson Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.03%

Born in South Carolina

96.65%

Native Born

3.35%

Foreign Born

1.54%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.65% of Anderson residents were born in the United States, with 67.03% having been born in South Carolina. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202027,8462330.84%
201927,6132330.85%
201827,3801080.40%
201727,2722330.86%
201627,039-30-0.11%
201527,0691520.56%
201426,9171850.69%
201326,7321060.40%
201226,626560.21%
201126,5701150.43%
201026,4559410.36%
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%