City of Anderson, IN
Anderson is located in Madison County in Indiana. The median income is $35,232 and the median home value is $74,500. The unemployment rate is 18.47% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 23.1 minutes to work each day. The population is 81% White, 13% Black, 1% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 5% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Anderson, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Anderson has a Walk Score® of 28.
Median Household Income$35,232
Median Home Price$74,500
Sure, Anderson has your typical chain restaurants, but it’s the mom-and-pop diners, the international cuisine and the local drive-ins that serve up the best meals. The Lemon Drop on Mound Road serves up classic diner food, including its signature onion burger. There’s even a train that goes around the shop, and the old-school sign is worth a drive-by even if you aren’t hungry.
An 1891 building that housed Central Avenue School for generations now contains 35 rental units for seniors. The facility opened early in 2008 and retains some of the old school’s original details, including chalkboards, classroom cabinets and above-door transoms. Stenz Corporation and LifeStream Services, a non-profit, handled the renovations. For more information, call (765) 649-7970 or (877) 236-8278. -P.C.
In its heyday, Anderson was a hotbed of automobile manufacturing and related product development. The Anderson Public Library says 17 different types of automobiles were manufactured here. This list of industry inventions perfected in Anderson is impressive, too: the automatic gearshift, the Sisson choke and the process that retreads tires among them. -P.C.
SchoolsIn Anderson, Indiana Presented by:
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Anderson’s schools rate.
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Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Anderson.
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Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Anderson.