Anderson, named after Chief William Anderson, is a city in and the county seat of Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is the principal city of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Madison County.
Prior to the organization of Madison County, William Conner entered the land upon which Anderson is located. Conner later sold the ground to John and Sarah Berry, who donated 32 acres (13 ha) of their land to Madison County on the condition that the county seat be moved from Pendleton to Anderson. John Berry laid out the first plat of Anderson on November 7, 1827. In 1828 the seat of justice was moved from Pendleton to Anderson.
The city is named for Chief William “Adam” Anderson, whose mother was a Delaware Indian and whose father was of Swedish descent. Chief Anderson’s name in Lenape was Kikthawenund meaning “creaking boughs”. The Delaware village was known as Anderson’s Town, though the Moravian Missionaries called it “The Heathen Town Four Miles Away.” Anderson was also known as Andersonton before being formally organized as Anderson.
Anderson is a city located in Madison County Indiana. Anderson has a 2020 population of 54,872. It is also the county seat of Madison County. Anderson is currently declining at a rate of -0.21% annually and its population has decreased by -2.72% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,409 in 2010. Anderson reached it’s highest population of 56,409 in 2010.
The average household income in Anderson is $50,946 with a poverty rate of 23.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $759 per month, and the median house value is $76,700. The median age in Anderson is 38.1 years, 36.6 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.
The 2019 average wage per job for Madison County was $40,175. The county average industry wage increased by $4,226 or 11.8% from 2015 to 2019.
The industries that saw the largest 5-year wage increase were:
The 2019 median family income for Madison County was $61,629 while the median household income was $49,522 according to the US Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates.
Anderson, Indiana gets 41 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Anderson averages 19 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 187 sunny days per year in Anderson. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Anderson gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 119 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
Anderson has an unemployment rate of 6.8%. The US average is 6.0%.
Anderson has seen the job market increase by 2.5% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 34.8%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Anderson
– The Sales Tax Rate for Anderson is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Anderson is 5.0%. The US average is 4.6%.
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