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Overview

Introduction to Anderson, Indiana

Anderson, Indiana, in Madison county, is 34 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana. The city is part of the Indianapolis metropolitan statistical area. About 59,734 people live in Anderson.

Anderson History

According to historians, Anderson was either named after Chief William Anderson or Adam E. Anderson, who was a planner and architect who laid out and built the first two streets of the town. Anderson was incorporated in 1838 and as city in 1865.

Anderson and nearby Attractions

  • Paramount Theatre
  • The Anderson Center for the Arts
  • Hoosier Park
  • Mounds State Park
  • Anderson Speedway
  • Gruenewald Historic House

Things To Do In Anderson

The city offers a wide range of recreational facilities from movies, shopping, dining, and sports. There is a local golf course as well. There are many parks in the area offering a host of facilities for a variety of activities.

Anderson Transportation

Delaware County Airport offers air transportation.

Anderson Higher Education

Anderson University and Indiana Business College are local institutions where one can pursue higher education.

People

Total Population 55,630
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,337
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 39.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.2%
Median Earnings25+ $25,153
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,473
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,227

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,486
% Above Poverty Level 74.3%
% Below Poverty Level 25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $688
Median House Value $71,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.1%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 11.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anderson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles NE of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Madison
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46011, 46012, 46013, 46016, 46017
P.O. Box Zip Codes 46014, 46015, 46018
Phone Area Codes 765
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.105
Longitude -85.68

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 ANDERSON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 39.8 inches
Station ELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Station NEW CASTLE 4 N
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chesterfield 2,590 $48,355
Daleville 1,588 $54,167
Lapel 1,833 $56,198
Markleville 514 $62,841
Middletown 2,272 $40,391
Pendleton 4,224 $76,548

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anderson Public Libraries

Library
Anderson Pl
111 E 12TH ST
Anderson, Indiana
(765) 641-2451
Library Web Site

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Anderson Hospitals

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF ANDERSON AND MADISON COUNTY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1515 N MADISON AV
(765) 298-4242
Emergency Service: Yes

SAINT JOHN'S HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2015 JACKSON ST
(765) 649-8373
Emergency Service: No

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Anderson High Schools

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ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL
4610 MADISON AVE
765-641-2037
Serves 1,548 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

HIGHLAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2108 E 200 N
765-641-2059
Serves 1,517 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

ACS HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS PROGRAM
2109 SCATTERFIELD RD
765-641-2667
A Non-traditional School

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