Anderson, California

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Anderson (pop. 11,000) is a city in Shasta County, California, USA, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. The population was 9,022 at the 2000 census. As of 2007, the population is 10,580.

The city was named after ranch owner Elias Anderson who granted the Oregon and California Railroad trackage rights and land for a station.[1]



Anderson is located at 40°27′08″N 122°17′48″W / 40.452092°N 122.296560°W / 40.452092; -122.296560.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (2.44%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,022 people, 3,372 households, and 2,319 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,412.0 people per square mile (545.1/km²). There were 3,579 housing units at an average density of 560.2/sq mi (216.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.51% White, 0.62% African American, 4.13% Native American, 1.77% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.33% from other races, and 4.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.30% of the population.

There were 3,372 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 20.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.14.

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