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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Anderson is 26,798, which is 5.03% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Anderson population density is 1,830.61 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 147.63 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Anderson is white, which represent 60.52% of the total population. The average Anderson education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 26,798. #15

Population Growth Since 2000, #172

Anderson, SC
South Carolina

Population Density, #28

Anderson, SC
1,830.61 per square mile
South Carolina
147.63 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:16,219 (60.52%, #229)
Black:9,617 (35.89%, #159)
Hispanic:1,068 (3.99%, #133)
Asian:267 (1.00%, #105)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):132 (0.49%, #72)
One Race, Other:179 (0.67%, see rank)
Two or More Races:384 (1.43%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:415 (38.86%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:116 (10.86%, see rank)
Cuban:23 (2.15%, see rank)
Central American:198 (18.54%, see rank)
South American:160 (14.98%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

22,017 (82.16%) out of the total population of 26,798 reported first ancestry.

 Anderson, SC% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Arab160.06%, see rank0.22%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.16%0.47%
Danish340.13%, see rank0.15%0.42%
Dutch1770.66%, see rank0.92%1.40%
English2,3868.90%, see rank9.17%8.02%
French2801.04%, see rank2.15%3.34%
German2,1868.16%, see rank10.08%15.03%
Greek1710.64%, see rank0.29%0.41%
Hungarian540.20%, see rank0.27%0.46%
Irish2,5179.39%, see rank9.62%10.80%
Italian6362.37%, see rank2.87%5.52%
Norwegian480.18%, see rank0.37%1.42%
Polish1010.38%, see rank1.30%3.01%
Portuguese240.09%, see rank0.12%0.44%
Russian00.00%, see rank0.36%0.92%
Scotch-Irish9743.63%, see rank2.38%0.99%
Scottish3871.44%, see rank2.21%1.72%
Subsaharan African2010.75%, see rank0.88%0.95%
Swedish830.31%, see rank0.47%1.27%
Swiss420.16%, see rank0.16%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.18%0.31%
American3,41212.73%, see rank12.63%7.12%
Welsh700.26%, see rank0.50%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 12,407 (46.30%, see rank)
Females: 14,391 (53.70%, see rank)

Anderson, SC
Male: 46.30%
Female: 53.70%
South Carolina
Male: 48.62%
Female: 51.38%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Anderson, SC
37.00 years old
South Carolina
38.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Anderson, SC
35.30 years old
South Carolina
36.70 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Anderson, SC
38.30 years old
South Carolina
39.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Anderson, SC% of the Total PopulationSouth CarolinaU.S.
Under 5 years1,8466.89%, see rank6.25%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,8126.76%, see rank6.40%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,6126.02%, see rank6.38%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,8406.87%, see rank6.71%6.85%
20 to 24 years2,3078.61%, see rank7.35%7.13%
25 to 34 years3,37512.59%, see rank12.84%13.47%
35 to 44 years3,00611.22%, see rank12.61%12.96%
45 to 54 years3,27712.23%, see rank13.82%14.09%
55 to 64 years2,69510.06%, see rank12.93%12.29%
65 to 74 years2,3208.66%, see rank8.82%7.64%
75 to 84 1,5745.87%, see rank4.30%4.25%
85 years and over1,1344.23%, see rank1.59%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Anderson, SCSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population17,381, 100%3,163,095209,056,129
Less Than High School3,851, 22.16%, see rank14.97%13.67%
High School Graduate4,938, 28.41%, see rank29.98%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree5,013, 28.84%, see rank29.70%29.09%
Bachelor Degree2,267, 13.04%, see rank16.17%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree1,312, 7.55%, see rank9.17%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.74, see rank13.2813.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Anderson, SC South CarolinaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten85164.51%35.49%72.21%27.79%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,64790.37%, see rank9.63%, see rank91.32%8.68%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,29698.61%, see rank1.39%, see rank91.63%8.37%90.60%9.40%
College2,26745.83%, see rank54.17%, see rank79.41%20.59%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School31292.63%, see rank7.37%, see rank69.51%30.49%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Anderson, SCSouth CarolinaU.S.
Total Households10,851, 100%1,795,715116,211,092
Average Household Size2.30, see rank2.562.63
1 Person Households4,121, 37.98%, see rank27.77%27.57%
2 or More Person Households6,730, 62.02%, see rank72.23%72.43%
Family Households (Families)6,151, 56.69%, see rank67.06%66.22%
Average Family Size3.13, see rank3.203.32
Married-Couple Family3,721, 34.29%, see rank47.27%48.42%
Nonfamily Households4,700, 43.31%, see rank32.94%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Anderson, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total21,528see rank3,827,572252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over9,555100%, see rank1,841,777123,281,364
Never Married3,62537.94%, see rank34.62%35.77%
Married4,43446.41%, see rank52.83%52.04%
Widowed5866.13%, see rank2.93%2.57%
Divorced9109.52%, see rank9.62%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over11,973100%, see rank1,985,795129,692,771
Never Married4,24735.47%, see rank28.93%29.48%
Married4,61738.56%, see rank49.09%49.19%
Widowed1,79815.02%, see rank10.44%9.16%
Divorced1,31110.95%, see rank11.54%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Anderson, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
Native25,88196.58%, see rank95.21%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence19,02170.98%, see rank58.27%58.73%
Born in Different State6,61524.68%, see rank35.87%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
2450.91%, see rank1.07%1.42%
Foreign Born9173.42%, see rank4.79%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship3061.14%, see rank1.72%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship6112.28%, see rank3.07%7.09%
Born In Europe1040.39%, see rank0.80%1.53%
Born In Asia2130.79%, see rank1.05%3.82%
Born In Africa950.35%, see rank0.18%0.55%
Born In Oceania00.00%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America4831.80%, see rank2.57%6.83%
Born In Northern America220.08%, see rank0.17%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Anderson, SC%South CarolinaU.S.
English10,23394.30%, see rank92.57%79.39%
Spanish3503.23%, see rank4.28%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1871.72%, see rank1.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages300.28%, see rank1.00%3.36%
Other510.47%, see rank0.25%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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