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Overview
Population:352
Pop. Change:38%
State: Alabama
Metro Area: Florence-Muscle Shoals Metro Area
County: Lauderdale County
City:Anderson
Zip Code:35610
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Anderson's Real Estate Market
 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Florence-Muscle Shoals Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: Extreme northwest Alabama along the Tennessee River

Elevation: 540

Time zone: Central Standard Time

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Florence is the center of the shoals area of the Tennessee Valley and is adjacent to the more well-known and colorfully named town of Muscle Shoals. The area is business friendly, and located here are several manufacturing industries, including aluminum, rubber, and steel, but the job base has declined from its strongest years. The Cost of Living Index is attractive at 79 and home prices are attractive. Crime rates are low for the region. Downtown Florence is typically Southern, attractive, and full of historic interest The entertainment scene is diverse and is bolstered by its blues roots, brought to life by the W. C. Handy Blues Festival and several recording studios in Muscle Shoals; there is considerable cultural interest here for those who like traditional Southern culture with a mildly funky flair .

The town straddles the Tennessee River in a broad river valley, with low hills to the north and south. The climate is a mix of humid subtropical and continental types, with four seasons; long, warm humid summers; and mild but variable winters.

Interesting Facts about Anderson, Alabama

As of 2014, Anderson's population is 352 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.04 percent.

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The median home cost in Anderson is $96,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.20 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Anderson's cost of living is 17.50% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Anderson public schools spend $9,378 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Anderson.

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The unemployment rate in Anderson is 5.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Anderson jobs have Decreased by 0.44 percent.


Ranked #12 America's Most (and Least) Stressful Cities (117 Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #26 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Smallest Metro Areas)
Ranked #269 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #368 Best Green Cities
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Map Of Anderson

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Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Anderson's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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