Anderson 67 Average
Anderson Livability #128 ranked city in South Carolina#16,002 ranked city in the USARanks better than 45% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Anderson Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Anderson Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than South Carolina
8713% less expensive than the US average
South Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Anderson cost of living
F Anderson Crime Total crime is 26% higher than South Carolina
Total crime
4,36075% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2375% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-2%Year over year crime is down
Anderson crime
F Anderson Employment Household income is 33% lower than South Carolina
Median household income
$31,61343% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,53531% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%4% higher than the US average
Anderson employment
F Anderson Housing Home value is 14% lower than South Carolina
Median home value
$122,90033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$64932% lower than the US average
Home ownership
49%23% lower than the US average
Anderson real estate or Anderson rentals
D+ Anderson Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
77%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%2% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Anderson K-12 schools
C+ Anderson User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Anderson
Overall user rating
67% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
65% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
68% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Anderson, SC

      Located in the state of South Carolina, Anderson is a moderately-sized city with a population of 27,206 residents. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Anderson. With average one way commute time of only 18 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Anderson is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in South Carolina, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like crime, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Anderson and in the areas around Anderson is a much easier task.

      Anderson has a livability score of 68/100 and is ranked #124 in South Carolina and #13,951 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Anderson ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B-). There are some categories that Anderson ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Anderson on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Split Creek Farm, Denver Downs Farm, and NewSpring Church.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Anderson is actually affordable. The median home price for Anderson homes is $122,900, which is 14.4% lower than the South Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Anderson, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.9, which is 25.8% higher than the South Carolina average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Anderson area were 9.6% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.1%.

      Anderson transportation information

      StatisticAndersonSouth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute18min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.1%82.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.4%0.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.4%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk3.8%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home2.8%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Anderson, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).