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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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,156
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+3,935
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,917
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,150
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,545

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,522
% Above Poverty Level78.3%
% Below Poverty Level21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$803
Median House Value$158,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.5%
Irish15.5%
German13.8%
English8.9%
Italian5%
French Except Basque3.4%
Norwegian2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Scottish2.1%
Polish1.5%
Swedish1.4%
Portuguese1.2%
Finnish0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Basque0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Greek0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Anderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Shasta County
Standard Zip Codes96007
Phone Area Codes530
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude40.44
Approximate Longitude-122.35

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)

StationREDDING MUNICIPAL AP
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp64 to 99 F
Oct Temp48 to 78 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches
StationRED BLUFF AP
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp38 to 56 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 79 F
Annual Precip24 inches
StationTRINITY RIVER HATCHERY
Distance33 miles
Jan Temp31 to 47 F
Apr Temp37 to 66 F
Jul Temp52 to 92 F
Oct Temp39 to 73 F
Annual Precip32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Red Bluff14,065$35,776
Redding91,320$57,491
Shasta Lake10,151$55,254

Anderson Public Schools

Anderson Community Day
5250 W. Anderson Dr.
ZIP: 96007
Other
Total Enrollment 12
Anderson Community Day Transition
5250 W. Anderson Dr.
ZIP: 96007
Other
Anderson Heights Elementary
1530 Spruce St.
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 260
Anderson High
1471 Ferry St.
ZIP: 96007
High
Total Enrollment 650
Anderson Middle
1646 W. Ferry St.
ZIP: 96007
Middle
Total Enrollment 521
Anderson New Technology High
2098 N. St.
ZIP: 96007
High
Total Enrollment 207
Cascade Community Day
1500 Spruce St.
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 11
Happy Valley Community Day
1967 W. Mill St
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
Happy Valley Elementary
17480 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 96007
Middle
Total Enrollment 253
Happy Valley Primary
16300 Cloverdale Rd.
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Meadow Lane Elementary
2770 Balls Ferry Rd.
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
North Valley High
20083 Olinda Rd.
ZIP: 96007
High
Total Enrollment 55
Oakview High (alternative)
20083 Olinda Rd.
ZIP: 96007
High
Total Enrollment 79
Prairie Elementary
20981 Dersch Rd.
ZIP: 96007
Primary
Total Enrollment 284
South County Community Day
1500 Spruce St
ZIP: 96007
Middle

Anderson Private Schools

Independent Educational Programs
1756 South St
ZIP: 96007
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Shasta Christian Academy
3005 E Center St
ZIP: 96007
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
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