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"Electric City"

Anderson is a city in Anderson County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Robert Anderson

The latitude of Anderson is 34.503N. The longitude is -82.65W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,563.


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Median household income
Local
$27,716
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Anderson demographic reports
Anderson is on the Piedmont plateau
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 210. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 8.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Radio"
Well-known residents have included:
· Stephen D. Thorne, astronaut
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: Sadlers Creek State Recreation Area, Harwell Lake
Historic sites and museums: Anderson County Museum
Colleges and universities: Anderson University, Forrest Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Anderson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Anderson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Anderson was $18,577, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Anderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Anderson include Anderson Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Anderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $357.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $803.


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Libraries in Anderson include Anderson County Library, Westside Community Center Brance ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Anderson include Anderson Independent-Mail

TV stations in Anderson include WBSC.

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Anderson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anderson political report.

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The average commute time for Anderson workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Anderson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Anderson include Country Inn & Suites Anderson, Fairfield Inn Anderson, Holiday Inn Express Anderson, Holiday Inn Express Suites Anderson, Jameson Inn Anderson, La Quinta Inn Anderson, Mainstay Suites Anderson, Park Inn Anderson, Quality Inn, Ramada Inn ... More hotels.

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