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Anderson, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Anderson had a population of 303 as of July 1, 2020. Anderson ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 34.9284 and longitude -87.2664 in Lauderdale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Anderson encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lauderdale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The Town of Anderson (GNIS ID: 2405149) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Anderson is located within Rogersville Division of Lauderdale County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anderson: Andersons Creek, Anderson's Creek.

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Anderson, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 303 (100%)
Population in Households 303 (100.0%)
Population in Families 262 (86.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 234
Diversity Index2 5
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,328
Average Household Income $73,249
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $29,790
Wealth Index5 73
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $143,103
Average Home Value $173,250
Housing Affordability Index3 239
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 91
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.7% 0.52%
Households 0.79% 0.61%
Families 1.02% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
Owner Occupied HU   0.39%

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Anderson, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 459 22nd
Population Density # 300 49th
Median Household Income # 175 70th
Housing Affordability Index # 302 52nd
Per Capita Income # 99 83rd
Diversity Index # 585 0th

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