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Anderson, Indiana

Anderson is a city located in Madison County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 59,734. The city is the county seat of Madison County6. It is also the site of the headquarters of the Church of God (Anderson), and of Anderson University, which is affiliated with that denomination.


\nAnderson is located at 40°6'0" North, 85°40'53" West (40.100041, -85.681525)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 104.0 km² (40.2 mi²). 103.7 km² (40.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 59,734 people, 25,274 households, and 15,417 families residing in the city. The population density is 575.9/km² (1,491.6/mi²). There are 27,643 housing units at an average density of 266.5/km² (690.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.99% White, 14.88% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. 2.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 25,274 households out of which 27.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% are married couples living together, 15.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% are non-families. 33.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.28 and the average family size is 2.87. In the city the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.6 males. The median income for a household in the city is $32,577, and the median income for a family is $39,552. Males have a median income of $31,346 versus $22,736 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,142. 13.4% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.3% are under the age of 18 and 6.7% are 65 or older.