City of Anderson, SC
Anderson is located in Anderson County in South Carolina. The median income is $30,771 and the median home value is $129,800. The unemployment rate is 14.60% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 19.2 minutes each day. The population is 62.0% White, 34.4% Black, 0.2% American Indian, 1.0% Asian, and 2.5% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Anderson, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Anderson has a Walk Score® of 31.
Median Household Income$30,771
Median Home Price$129,800
Deciding how you spend your free time in Anderson is no easy task. The breadth and depth of its cultural climate runs the gamut from pottery to performing arts and everywhere in between. The city sure is “hooked on the arts,” sponsoring an initiative of that name to promote public art. Visitors will catch glimpses of largemouth bass sculptures all over town, thanks to the “Fish Out of Water” project put into action by the Anderson County Arts Center.
Downtown Anderson is buzzing. And maybe some of the credit goes to the number of cafes and coffee shops brewing some tasty beverages. At Our Daily Grind, people can drink chai lattes and grab a steak biscuit to go. Over at eCity Java, the yellow lighting bolt on the sign should give some hint as to how you’ll feel after a few sips of the Electric City Surge – four shots of espresso in a 12-oz. cup. Not-so-sleepy souls can opt for a ristretto, a less-jolting espresso shot.
With more than six golf courses and access to thousands of acres of state parks, Anderson is home to more than just weekend warriors. These outdoor adventurers incorporate activity into their daily life. Children have their choice of activities in Anderson, including the Little League program through the YMCA and the incredibly large Kid Venture Playground. Created through the volunteer organization Community Partners at Play, Kid Venture covers an entire acre of land and was designed from ideas taken from local children.