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Anderson Metro Area
Profile: Small city Location: Northwest South Carolina 15 miles east of Georgia border Elevation: 770 Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
|Growing economy||Crime rate|
|Nearby college town||Unattractive downtown|
|Cost of living||Hot, humid summers|
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Anderson is one of the three small cities making up the old metro area triumvirate of Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC, the center of South Carolina’s so-called “Upstate” economic region. Anderson is the westernmost of the three, which were split in 2005. The Upstate region, formerly known for textiles and agriculture, has become one of the more prosperous manufacturing regions in the South. Led by BMW, which is actually located in nearby Greer between Greenville and Spartanburg, and Michelin in Spartanburg, the area has gained prominence in manufacturing auto parts, plastics, chemicals, and other fabricated products and materials. Such small manufacturing has become Anderson’s mainstay.
Of the three cities, Anderson has been the least prosperous at least until recently, and the downtown area has that old declining Southern textile town appearance. There are some nice neighborhoods with old, historic but affordable homes. There are a number of amenities nearby, including the college town of Clemson just 20 miles away and water recreation at Hartwell Lake on the Georgia border. About 25 miles to the northeast, Greenville also offers a lot of cultural life and services. For bigger city services, Charlotte, NC is about 100 miles northeast along I-85. Cost of living is low.
Located on the eastern slope of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Anderson is in rolling country about 30 miles southeast of the higher mountains ridges. The area around Anderson is gently rolling and a mix of dense woods and agricultural land. The climate is a mix of subtropical and continental. The mountains usually protect the area from the brunt of northern cold air. Summers are warm and muggy with frequent thunderstorms. Winters are pleasant, with below-freezing daytime temperatures only a few times a year. Rainfall is abundant and spread throughout the year. A few small snowfalls or episodes of freezing rain may occur each year.
Interesting Facts about Anderson (zip 29621), South Carolina
As of 2014, Anderson (zip 29621)'s population is 40,388 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 21.35 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Anderson (zip 29621) is $150,100. Home appreciation the last year has been 3.00 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Anderson (zip 29621)'s cost of living is 6.40% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Anderson (zip 29621) public schools spend $11,595 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12.1 students per teacher in Anderson (zip 29621).--------------------
The unemployment rate in Anderson (zip 29621) is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anderson (zip 29621) jobs have Increased by 3.28 percent.
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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Anderson (zip 29621)'s Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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