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Overview

Introduction to Anderson, California

Anderson, California, in Shasta county, is 10 miles SE of Redding, California and 136 miles N of Sacramento, California. The city is part of the Redding metropolitan statistical area. About 9,022 people live in Anderson.

Anderson History

The city was named after Elias Anderson, who donated the land that would later become Anderson to the California & Oregon Railroad. The city was incorporated in 1956.

Anderson and nearby Attractions

 

  • Carter House Natural Science Museum
  • Kelly - Griggs House Museum
  • Shasta State Historic Park
  • McArthur - Burney Falls Memorial State Park
  • Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park
  • Ahjumawi Lava Springs State Park

Things To Do In Anderson

North Street Park, Veterans Park, Anderson River Park and Griffith Park are all accessible from Anderson. Local museums include the Carter House Natural Science Museum, the Turtle Bay Museums & Arboretum and the Redding Museum of Art and History. Anderson Library and Shasta County Library are nearby as well.

Anderson Transportation

Sacramento International is the nearest major airport.

Anderson Higher Education

California State University-Chico, Shasta College and Butte College are all nearby.

People

Total Population 10,066
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,777
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 37.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.7%
Median Earnings25+ $27,689
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,738

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,599
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $762
Median House Value $156,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 12.7%

Anderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Redding, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 136 miles N of Sacramento, California
County Shasta
Metro Area Redding
Standard Zip Codes 96007
Phone Area Codes 530
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.448
Longitude -122.296

Anderson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station REDDING MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 99 F
Oct Temp 48 to 78 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station RED BLUFF AP
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 56 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 79 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Station TRINITY RIVER HATCHERY
Distance 33 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 47 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 52 to 92 F
Oct Temp 39 to 73 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Anderson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Olinda (96007)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Red Bluff 14,069 $37,926
Redding 90,725 $56,506
Shasta Lake 10,143 $50,343
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Anderson High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

ANDERSON HIGH
1471 FERRY ST.
530-365-2741
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 873 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

OAKVIEW HIGH (ALTER.)
2684 GATEWAY DR.
530-365-3334
A Non-traditional School
Serves 141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 35.3

ANDERSON NEW TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
1469 FERRY STREET
530-378-0568
A Charter School.
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

NORTH VALLEY HIGH (CONT.)
20083 OLINDA ROAD
530-365-6054
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 112 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20

ANDERSON COMMUNITY DAY
5250 W. ANDERSON DR.
530-365-1985
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18

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