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Anderson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 2,142 as of July 1, 2016. Anderson ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anderson is located at latitude 36.6531 and longitude -94.4441 in McDonald County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anderson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McDonald County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Anderson (GNIS ID: 2393953) 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.

The City of Anderson is located within Township of Anderson East, a minor civil division (MCD) of McDonald County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anderson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Anderson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,142
Population in Households 2,095
Population in Familes 1,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 942
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 796
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 556
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 946 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 271 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $86,677
Average Home Value $102,810


Median Household Income $41,210
Average Household Income $51,248
Per Capita Income $19,966
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 0.96%
Households 1.69% 1.11%
Families 2.11% 1.02%
Median Household Income   -0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Anderson, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 250 76th
Population Density1 # 420 59th
Diversity Index2 # 99 91st
Median Household Income # 491 53rd
Per Capita Income # 636 38th

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