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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population55,342
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens16.7%
Employed Population 16+22,076
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14%
Median Earnings25+$25,983
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,742
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,563

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,816
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.9%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$70,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30%
German17.8%
Irish11.3%
English6.9%
Italian2.3%
French Except Basque2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Polish1.1%
Welsh0.7%
African0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Greek0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
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Anderson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes46012, 46013, 46016, 46017, 46011
P.O. Box Zip Codes46014, 46015, 46018
Phone Area Codes765
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude40.15
Approximate Longitude-85.62

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)

StationANDERSON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp41 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip39.8 inches
StationELWOOD WASTEWATER PLANT
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationNEW CASTLE 4 N
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chesterfield2,562$45,000
Daleville1,556$55,170
Lapel2,157$69,250
Markleville464$62,614
Middletown2,624$47,353
Pendleton4,307$81,065

Anderson Public Libraries

Anderson Public Library
111 EAST 12TH STREET
Anderson, Indiana
(765) 641-2456

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Anderson Hospitals

St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
2015 Jackson St
(765) 646-8373
Community Hospital Of Anderson And Madison County
(Non-profit)
1515 N Madison Ave
(765) 298-4242

Anderson Public Schools

Edgewood Elementary School
3525 Winding Way
ZIP: 46011
(765) 641-2119
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
Anderson Elementary School
2035 S Raible Ave
ZIP: 46011
(765) 641-2092
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Tenth Street Elementary Sch
3124 E 10th St
ZIP: 46012
(765) 641-2103
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Highland Middle School
2108 E 200 N
ZIP: 46012
(765) 641-2059
Middle
Total Enrollment 1453
Eastside Elementary School
844 N Scatterfield Rd
ZIP: 46012
(765) 641-2101
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Erskine Elementary School
811 W 60th St
ZIP: 46013
(765) 641-2099
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Anderson High School
4610 Madison Ave
ZIP: 46013
(765) 641-2037
High
Total Enrollment 1872
Southview Preschool Center
4500 Main St
ZIP: 46013
(765) 641-2107
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Anderson Preparatory Academy
101 W 29th St
ZIP: 46016
(765) 649-8472
Other
Total Enrollment 863
The Excel Center - Anderson
630 Nichols Ave
ZIP: 46016
(888) 959-9062
High
Total Enrollment 339
Valley Grove Elementary Sch
2160 S 300 E
ZIP: 46017
(765) 378-3393
Primary
Total Enrollment 655

Anderson Private Schools

Calvary Academy/care Ed Ministries
2700 W 38th St
ZIP: 46011
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Cross Street Christian School
2318 W Cross St
ZIP: 46011
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Indiana Christian Academy
432 W 300 N
ZIP: 46012
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
Anderson Christian School
2625 Lindberg Rd
ZIP: 46012
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 123
Park Place Church Of God Children's Center
501 College Dr
ZIP: 46012
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Liberty Christian School
2323 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 46016
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 514
St Ambrose School
2825 Lincoln St
ZIP: 46016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 105
St Mary School
321 11th St
ZIP: 46016
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
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