The town of Anderson, South Carolina is home to just over 26,000 people. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%). In terms of housing, residents are evenly split between renting and owning their residence, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $150 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Anderson will save around $1,800 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Anderson: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Together, these industries account for 20% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 6% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the city. Anderson workers earn an average annual income of just over $50K, less than the South Carolina average. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Among Anderson residents older than 25, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 20 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Anderson residents are well aware that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (38%) drive to work, while public transportation is not used widely. Few residents walk to work.