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Anderson County, South Carolina (SC)

County population in 2017: 198,759 (62% urban, 38% rural); it was 165,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 33,690
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,325
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 50,067
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,814 (it was 15,582 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

31%

Land area: 718 sq. mi.

Water area: 39.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 277 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Anderson County: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (34.7%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 71%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Anderson County, SC (2017)
    • 154,51693.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 31,60419.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,2974.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3,3952.0%Two or more races
    • 1,8061.1%Asian alone
    • 3590.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1470.09%Some other race alone
    • 1260.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

40.6 years
South Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 96,406  (48.5%)
Females: 102,353  (51.5%)
Average household size:
Anderson County:

2.0 people
South Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,593 ($36,807 in 1999)
This county:

$48,593
South Carolina:

$50,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $573 (lower quartile is $439, upper quartile is $756)
This county:

$573
State:

$665


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $142,600 (it was $81,400 in 2000)
Anderson:

$142,600
South Carolina:

$161,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,900 - $227,300

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $193,690
Here:

$193,690
State:

$244,698

Townhouses or other attached units: $233,863
Here:

$233,863
State:

$192,420

In 2-unit structures: $315,554
Here:

$315,554
State:

$374,846

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $927,579
Here:

$927,579
State:

$209,659

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,126
Here:

$98,126
State:

$221,489

Mobile homes: $60,813
Here:

$60,813
State:

$70,687

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $1,302,816
Here:

$1,302,816
State:

$166,492

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,038
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 1,617

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 13
  • Rapes: 51
  • Robberies: 114
  • Assaults: 635
  • Burglaries: 1607
  • Thefts: 4169
  • Auto thefts: 611

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 13
  • Rapes: 34
  • Robberies: 121
  • Assaults: 780
  • Burglaries: 1554
  • Thefts: 3644
  • Auto thefts: 541
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 782 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 1998: 931 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 1999: 1021 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2000: 952 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2001: 995 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2002: 1150 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2003: 1092 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2004: 1212 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2005: 1415 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 2006: 1219 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2007: 1156 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2008: 561 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2009: 280 buildings, average cost: $168,700
  • 2010: 284 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2011: 268 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2012: 404 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2013: 530 buildings, average cost: $195,700
  • 2014: 673 buildings, average cost: $205,600
  • 2015: 756 buildings, average cost: $198,500
  • 2016: 803 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2017: 891 buildings, average cost: $193,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Anderson, SC residents
Average permit cost in Anderson, SC
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $931 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $556 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Anderson, SC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Anderson, SC in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Anderson, SC in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.4%
Anderson County:

14.4%
South Carolina:

15.4%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.2% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.7% for American Indian residents, 2.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 40.6 years old
(Males: 39.2 years old, Females: 42.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.7 years old, Black residents: 34.5 years old, American Indian residents: 45.2 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.4 years old, Other race residents: 43.7 years old)

Area name: Anderson, SC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Anderson County is $467 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $531 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: Anderson, Brushy Creek, Homeland Park, Powderville, Centerville, Piedmont, Belton, Fork, Williamston, Northlake.

Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Anderson County: Bay Springs (A), Camp Coker (B), Guess (C), Cheraw Country Club (D), Cheraw National Fish Hatchery (E), Green River Country Club (F), Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (G), Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (H), Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (I), Ruby - Mount Croghan Fire Department Station 3 (J), Harris Creek Volunteer Fire Department (K), Brocks Mill Fire Department Station 3 (L), Brocks Mill Fire Department Station 2 (M), Cash Fire Department (N), Bay Springs Fire Department (O), High Point Fire Department Main (P), Sandhill Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (Q), High Point Fire Department Eastside (R), Alligator Fire Department Union (S), Brocks Mill Fire Department Station 1 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Anderson County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Road Branch Church (B), Rock Hill Church (C), Rocky Creek Church (D), Shady Grove Church (E), Smyrna Church (F), Society Hill Church (G), Pleasant Grove Church (H), Piney Grove Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Five Fork Cemetery (1), Fork Creek Cemetery (2), Friendship Cemetery (3), Greenlawn Cemetery (4), Roscoe Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6), Griggs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rimes Millpond (A), Cash Lake (B), Steen Millpond (C), Hamburg Lake (D), Beaver Pond (E), Stancil Lakes (F), Goose Pond (G), Park Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Pedee River (A), Landy Creek (B), Crews Branch (C), Boggy Branch (D), Deep Creek (E), Fork Creek (F), Big Beaverdam Creek (G), Thompson Creek (H), Tan Trough Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Anderson County include: Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge (1), Sugarloaf Mountain Recreation Area (2), Cheraw State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Anson County, North Carolina , Cherokee County , Chesterfield County , Carteret County, North Carolina , Dawson County, Georgia , Hoke County, North Carolina , Franklin County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
South Carolina:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Anderson, SC
County total employment by year in Anderson, SC
County average yearly wages by year in Anderson, SC

Current college students: 6,724
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,440 (71.6% naturalized citizens)

Anderson County:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,4142010 or later
  • 1,9102000 to 2009
  • 9861990 to 1999
  • 4471980 to 1989
  • 3661970 to 1979
  • 517Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.5%

Anderson County marital status for males Anderson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 62,373
  • One, attached: 976
  • Two: 1,311
  • 3 or 4: 1,070
  • 5 to 9: 3,593
  • 10 to 19: 1,302
  • 20 to 49: 1,988
  • 50 or more: 528
  • Mobile homes: 14,936
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 144

Housing units in Anderson County with a mortgage: 30,286 (578 second mortgage, 2,521 home equity loan, 135 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 24,704

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

57.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Anderson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant97,855240
Mainline Protestant11,77559
Black Protestant7,88430
Catholic2,8512
Other1,1466
Orthodox501
None65,565-
Anderson County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 34
Anderson County:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
This county:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 116
Anderson County:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 122
This county:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Anderson County:

11.8%
South Carolina:

10.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

27.7%
State:

29.4%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Anderson County:

Average size of farms: 108 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $22,534
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $384.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 32.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.74%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,748
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,010
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.89
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.36%
Corn for grain: 448 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2784 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 585 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1911 harvested acres
Vegetables: 283 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 314 acres

Tornado activity:

Anderson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below South Carolina state average. It is 3948186.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 39 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Anderson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 46.2 miles away from Anderson County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 116.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 264.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 181.6 miles away from Anderson County center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 176.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • South Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 30, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3378: October 06, 2016, FEMA Id: 3378, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Emergency Declared EM-3373: October 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 3373, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 01, 2015 to October 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4241: October 05, 2015, FEMA Id: 4241, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • South Carolina Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 19, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3369: February 12, 2014, FEMA Id: 3369, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • South Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 15, 2005 to December 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1625: January 20, 2006, FEMA Id: 1625, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • South Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3233: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3233, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • South Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 04, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3047: August 04, 1977, FEMA Id: 3047, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Anderson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 63,605 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 6,606 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 88 (0.1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 42 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 884 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 39 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,030 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 3,000 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (28%)
  • India (8%)
  • Ukraine (7%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Pakistan (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Anderson County


  • American (21%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Anderson County, South Carolina in 2000:

  • 1,110 people in nursing homes
  • 600 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 279 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 233 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 125 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 106 people in other group homes
  • 71 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Anderson County, South Carolina in 2010:

  • 938 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 917 people in college/university student housing
  • 497 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 103 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 69 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 59 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 43 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 42 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 28 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,405.

6.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,509 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
South Carolina average:

7.95%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.63% relocated from other counties in South Carolina ($26,954 average AGI)
2.50% relocated from other states ($23,555 average AGI)
Anderson County:

2.50%
South Carolina average:

4.20%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Greenville County, SC  1.48% ($46,222 average AGI)
from Pickens County, SC  0.82% ($45,702)
from Oconee County, SC  0.31% ($43,431)
from Spartanburg County, SC  0.17% ($46,669)
from Abbeville County, SC  0.16% ($36,282)
from Greenwood County, SC  0.11% ($28,197)
from Laurens County, SC  0.08% ($39,370)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
South Carolina average:

6.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.33% relocated to other counties in South Carolina ($28,779 average AGI)
1.87% relocated to other states ($17,700 average AGI)
Anderson County:

1.87%
South Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greenville County, SC  1.29% ($44,626 average AGI)
to Pickens County, SC  0.74% ($48,932)
to Oconee County, SC  0.27% ($42,519)
to Spartanburg County, SC  0.19% ($40,962)
to Abbeville County, SC  0.17% ($31,441)
to Charleston County, SC  0.09% ($61,000)
to Greenwood County, SC  0.08% ($36,815)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Anderson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Anderson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Anderson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Anderson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Anderson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Anderson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Anderson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Anderson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Anderson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,107 (25,291 aged, 7,816 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,413 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Anderson County, South Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,218)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,046)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,868)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,606)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,417)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,118)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (932)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (557)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (538)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (512)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,706
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 237
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,499

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,256
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,036
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 55.0
  • Other - 34.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 165.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 100.0
  • Suffocation - 28.3
  • Poisoning - 25.0
  • Other - 11.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 198,759
  • In family households: 165,872 (26,226 male householders, 24,981 female householders)
    36,540 spouses, 56,743 children (52,561 natural, 1,587 adopted, 2,595 stepchildren), 6,456 grandchildren, 1,857 brothers or sisters, 2,294 parents, 3,238 other relatives, 7,537 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,584 (10,220 male householders (8,987 living alone)), 15,300 female householders (13,228 living alone)), 5,064 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,303

Size of family households: 25,049 2-persons, 10,058 3-persons, 9,370 4-persons, 3,872 5-persons, 1,815 6-persons, 1,043 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 22,215 1-person, 2,881 2-persons, 332 3-persons, 92 5-persons.

24,043 married couples with children.
14,936 single-parent households (2,762 men, 12,174 women).

96.1% of residents of Anderson speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $801,074,000 ($4,616 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $37,072,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $440,938,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $169,633,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,162,000
Federal grants: $150,780,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,187,000 ($1,244,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $31,375,000 ($9,313,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $736,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $31,372,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,873,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,648
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,425
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +668
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +7,086
Here:

+40 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Anderson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 19.91 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Year house built in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • 3,6362014 or later
  • 2,0182010 to 2013
  • 15,0282000 to 2009
  • 17,8591990 to 1999
  • 12,4701980 to 1989
  • 13,1261970 to 1979
  • 9,3431960 to 1969
  • 7,5131950 to 1959
  • 2,5291940 to 1949
  • 4,6991939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • 761 room
  • 1162 rooms
  • 6603 rooms
  • 3,9234 rooms
  • 12,1195 rooms
  • 13,9516 rooms
  • 10,9537 rooms
  • 6,3548 rooms
  • 6,8389+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • 8891 room
  • 8152 rooms
  • 3,2513 rooms
  • 6,8004 rooms
  • 5,6815 rooms
  • 2,1716 rooms
  • 1,6567 rooms
  • 1928 rooms
  • 2829+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • 76no bedroom
  • 6021 bedroom
  • 7,1812 bedrooms
  • 34,6743 bedrooms
  • 9,4884 bedrooms
  • 2,9695+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Anderson County, South Carolina
  • 889no bedroom
  • 2,8931 bedroom
  • 9,0162 bedrooms
  • 8,6543 bedrooms
  • 2854 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County, South Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,509no vehicle
  • 13,8591 vehicle
  • 21,8572 vehicles
  • 11,4003 vehicles
  • 4,4334 vehicles
  • 1,9325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Anderson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 4,603no vehicle
  • 9,7161 vehicle
  • 5,2142 vehicles
  • 1,2833 vehicles
  • 5224 vehicles
  • 3995+ vehicles

85.5% of Anderson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in South Carolina.

Anderson County:

85.5%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 132,305
  • Other state: 60,608
  • Northeast: 11,896
  • Midwest: 13,868
  • South: 30,030
  • West: 4,814
Year householders moved into unit in Anderson County, SC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Anderson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.4%Electricity
  • 35.0%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 75.9%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,142
Here:

5.9%
South Carolina:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,184
Here:

10.7%
South Carolina:

8.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,000
Here:

33.0%
South Carolina:

19.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Anderson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,555,000
    Sewerage: $6,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,316,000
    Air Transportation: $1,814,000
    Parks and Recreation: $983,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,128,000
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000
    Air Transportation: $431,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,091,000
    General - Other: $12,779,000
    Regular Highways: $10,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,242,000
    Financial Administration: $5,979,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,756,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,452,000
    Libraries: $4,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,401,000
    Sewerage: $3,219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,378,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,260,000
    Air Transportation: $1,859,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,756,000
    Health - Other: $1,203,000
    Housing and Community Development: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,261,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $592,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $588,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,496,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,293,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $33,624,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $326,000
    Rents: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,624,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $601,545,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,958,000
    Other: $1,276,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,619,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,379,000

Anderson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,555,000
    Sewerage: $6,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,316,000
    Air Transportation: $1,814,000
    Parks and Recreation: $983,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,128,000
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000
    Air Transportation: $431,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,091,000
    General - Other: $12,779,000
    Regular Highways: $10,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,242,000
    Financial Administration: $5,979,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,756,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,452,000
    Libraries: $4,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,401,000
    Sewerage: $3,219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,378,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,260,000
    Air Transportation: $1,859,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,756,000
    Health - Other: $1,203,000
    Housing and Community Development: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,261,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $592,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $588,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,496,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,293,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $33,624,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $326,000
    Rents: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,624,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $601,545,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,958,000
    Other: $1,276,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,619,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,379,000

Anderson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,555,000
    Sewerage: $6,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,316,000
    Air Transportation: $1,814,000
    Parks and Recreation: $983,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,128,000
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000
    Air Transportation: $431,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,091,000
    General - Other: $12,779,000
    Regular Highways: $10,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,242,000
    Financial Administration: $5,979,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,756,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,452,000
    Libraries: $4,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,401,000
    Sewerage: $3,219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,378,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,260,000
    Air Transportation: $1,859,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,756,000
    Health - Other: $1,203,000
    Housing and Community Development: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,261,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $592,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $588,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,496,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,293,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $33,624,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $326,000
    Rents: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,624,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $601,545,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,958,000
    Other: $1,276,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,619,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,379,000

Anderson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $8,555,000
    Sewerage: $6,393,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,316,000
    Air Transportation: $1,814,000
    Parks and Recreation: $983,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,128,000
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000
    Air Transportation: $431,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $32,091,000
    General - Other: $12,779,000
    Regular Highways: $10,776,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,242,000
    Financial Administration: $5,979,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,756,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,452,000
    Libraries: $4,950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,401,000
    Sewerage: $3,219,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,378,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,260,000
    Air Transportation: $1,859,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,756,000
    Health - Other: $1,203,000
    Housing and Community Development: $231,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $46,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,261,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $592,000,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $588,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $43,496,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,203,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,293,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,000,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $33,624,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $326,000
    Rents: $84,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $51,624,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $601,545,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $12,958,000
    Other: $1,276,000
  • Tax - Property: $47,619,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,379,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,662
  • Number of aged recipients: 340
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,322
  • Number of recipients under 18: 721
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,283
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 658
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,480
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,625
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED687$124,576695$141,3962,959$160,246142$65,6279$572,000375$144,008133$59,211
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$100,31664$136,000257$143,81322$39,4090$018$127,16726$39,731
APPLICATIONS DENIED172$109,326205$101,5661,295$147,18593$44,8391$500,000109$125,862101$51,990
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN85$116,647111$146,622862$150,59227$108,1111$98,00044$143,77323$67,652
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS27$128,48120$110,900194$160,29414$93,7860$010$186,0009$48,222
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED167$175,760147$179,2113$161,6670$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$164,88050$202,5002$82,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$214,82131$203,8393$282,3331$77,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$143,47111$197,2730$01$55,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$211,2505$268,2001$333,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Anderson, SC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Anderson, SC - Value
Most common first names in Anderson County, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,94770.7 years
William1,49272.8 years
John1,31673.2 years
Mary1,07777.8 years
Robert74271.1 years
Charles61869.8 years
George52373.2 years
Thomas46072.1 years
Annie45579.5 years
Willie43775.4 years
Most common last names in Anderson County, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith90974.3 years
Brown56273.4 years
Williams51872.9 years
Davis48073.2 years
Martin40774.6 years
Jones38073.5 years
Johnson36871.7 years
Campbell32976.2 years
Wilson31875.1 years
Thompson31274.4 years
Businesses in Anderson County, SC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1LensCrafters2
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Long John Silver's2
Ace Hardware4Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts5Marriott1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets2
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's7
Applebee's1Microtel1
Arby's5New Balance1
Ashley Furniture1New York & Co1
AutoZone2Nike8
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Blockbuster1Old Navy1
Burger King7Olive Garden1
CVS9Outback2
Catherines1Outback Steakhouse2
Chevrolet3Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A3Panera Bread1
Church's Chicken1Payless1
Comfort Suites1Penske2
Cracker Barrel1PetSmart1
Curves3Pier 1 Imports1
DHL1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1Publix Super Markets2
Days Inn1Quality1
Dennys1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack3
Dunkin Donuts2Red Lobster1
Express1Rite Aid3
FedEx12Rue211
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ryan's Grill2
Foot Locker1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Ford2SAS Shoes1
GNC4SONIC Drive-In3
GameStop3Sam's Club1
Goodwill2Sears2
H&R Block6Shoe Carnival1
Hardee's3Staples1
Hilton2Subway11
Hobby Lobby1Super 81
Holiday Inn3T-Mobile3
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx1
Home Depot1Taco Bell5
Honda1Talbots1
Hot Topic1Target1
Hyundai1The Room Place1
IHOP1Toyota1
JCPenney1Toys"R"Us2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul13
Jones New York2UPS21
Journeys1Vans1
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC6Victoria's Secret1
Kmart1Waffle House4
Kohl's1Walgreens5
La Quinta1Walmart3
La-Z-Boy2Wendy's5
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture2YMCA4

Anderson County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"