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Anderson is a city in Madison County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Captain Anderson, the English name for Chief Kikthawenund.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Anderson. For links to other places called Anderson, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Anderson is 40.105N. The longitude is -85.68W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,394.


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Median household income
Local
$32,577
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 White River.
Former and merged names include:
· Andersontown
Natural gas was discovered here in 1887. The local economy grew with the auto industry in the early 20th century.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tom Ryan, cartoonist ("Tumbleweeds")
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Andersontown Powwow and Indian Market - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • International Festival of Arts & Culture - June 9, 2007
  • Laketoian Days - June 22-24, 2007
  • Chesterfield Festival - July 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Anderson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mounds State Park
Historic sites and museums: Gruenewald Historic House, McClain's Historical Military Armor Museum, Mounds State Park
Colleges and universities: Anderson University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Anderson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Anderson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46016 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% 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 $19,142, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Anderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Anderson include West Central Historic District, West Eighth Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Anderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $715.


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Libraries in Anderson include Anderson Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Anderson include Herald Bulletin

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBSB.

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Madison 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 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 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other IN communities named Anderson:
  �Madison County township
  �Perry County township
  �Rush County township
  �Warrick County township

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