Anderson, CA

Population: 10,156 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Anderson has a Livability Score of 62/100, which is considered below average
  • Anderson crime rates are 3% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Anderson is 26% lower than the California average
  • Anderson real estate prices are 61% lower than the California average
  • Rental prices in Anderson are 38% lower than the California average

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      Anderson, CA - small town mountain living
      I moved to Anderson, CA when I was looking for a home in the Shasta County area and I am very glad I did. This is a small town community that is very welcoming to new citizens. Many residents are employed by the county, retail or restaurants near by. However, the real estate market is priced to be very affordable, even to those on minimum wage jobs.

      Anderson sits on the shore of the Sacramento River and Anderson River Park is the center of many summer concerts and fairs. Local stores provide a good selection of goods, but for elegant shopping, it is necessary to drive to Redding, about 10 miles away. Here in Anderson, activities center on the outdoors, including hiking, fishing, biking and winter sports. Evenings are usually quiet unless there is a concert or fair at the park.

      Anderson is near Shasta Lake, a large recreational area famous for Mount Shasta, a high volcanic peak, and its family houseboat rentals on the lake. The lake is formed by the Shasta Dam, which allows visitors to find out all about the dam at a staffed visitor area.
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      Source: The Anderson, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).