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ANDERSON COUNTY

The county lies just along I-85 in the northwestern portion of upstate South Carolina, equidistant to Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC. The area, with one of the lowest costs of living in the United States, is a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist center. With more than 15 universities and colleges within 50 miles of Anderson, there are many great higher education options for students. With all of the education options, Anderson County has the integrated resources available to help train and develop a highly skilled workforce with the prestigious education and training programs of institutions including Anderson University, Clemson University, and Tri County Technical College.Anderson County is also home to 55,950-acre Hartwell Lake, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake with nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline for residential and recreational use. Its communities have a small-town feel that make people want to stay. From a temperate Southern climate and Lake Hartwell to leading universities and a variety of arts programs, Anderson County offers an unmatched combination of quality of life features that makes for an ideal location for all of its citizens. 

KEY FACTS
194,751
Population
41.1
Median Age
2.52
Average Household Size
$44,067
Median Household Income
EDUCATION
16%
No High School Diploma
32%
High School Graduate
31%
Some College
20%
Bachelor's/Grad/Prof Degree
BUSINESS
6,677
Total Businesses
86,125
Total Employees
EMPLOYMENT
58%
White Collar
29%
Blue Collar
14%
Services
6.4%
Unemployment Rate
INCOME
$44,067
Median Household Income
$23,570
Per Capita Income
$77,109
Median Net Worth
Households By Income
This area
The largest group: $50,000 - $74,999 (18.9%)
The smallest group: $200,000+ (2.1%)
Indicator Value
<$15,000 15.2%
$15,000 - $24,999 13.6%
$25,000 - $34,999 11.7%
$35,000 - $49,999 14.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.9%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.5%
$100,000 - $149,999 9.8%
$150,000 - $199,999 3.2%
$200,000+ 2.1%




Race and Ethnicity
This area
The largest group: White Alone (78.82)
The smallest group: Pacific Islander Alone (0.02)
Indicator Value
White Alone 78.82
Black Alone 16.34
American Indian/Alaska Native Alone 0.24
Asian Alone 1.00
Pacific Islander Alone 0.02
Other Race 1.72
Two or More Races 1.86
Hispanic Origin (Any Race) 3.80

Average Household Size
This area
for this area
2.52 which is less than the average for United States
Area Value
United States 2.59
Anderson County 2.52
South Carolina 2.50
Average Household Size
This area
HOUSING STATS
$133,929
Median Home Value
$6,451
Average Spent on Mortgage & Basics
$486
Median Contract Rent