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Anderson, California - Basic Facts

Anderson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Anderson.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Shasta County at latitude 40.4482 and longitude -122.2978. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 433 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson (see map) encompass a land area of 6.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles.

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Anderson, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,115
Population in Households 10,103
Population in Familes 7,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,587
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 4,040
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,593
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,884 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,155 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 291 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $128,419
Average Home Value $164,981


Median Household Income $32,900
Average Household Income $40,464
Per Capita Income $16,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.52%
Households 0.57% 0.56%
Families 0.6% 0.53%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Anderson, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 488 68th
Population Density1 # 661 57th
Diversity Index2 # 1008 34th
Median Household Income # 1368 10th
Per Capita Income # 1272 17th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.