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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.
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.
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.
13% of Anderson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Anderson include West Central Historic District, West Eighth Street Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Anderson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $400. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $715.
Libraries in Anderson include Anderson Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Anderson include Herald Bulletin
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBSB.
Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anderson political report.
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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