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Anderson, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Anderson had a population of 2,107 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Anderson, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,107
Population in Households 2,059
Population in Familes 1,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density2 927
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $44,603
Average Household Income $55,703
Per Capita Income $21,286


Total Housing Units 904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 134 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $95,606
Average Home Value $113,884


Total Households 770
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 536
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.7%
Households 0.87% 0.69%
Families 1.14% 0.63%
Median Household Income   3.47%
Per Capita Income   3.94%

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, 2018 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 # 252 76th
Population Density # 419 59th
Diversity Index # 99 91st
Median Household Income # 507 51st
Per Capita Income # 679 34th

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