Anderson, Iowa - Basic Facts

Anderson is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Anderson Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Fremont County at latitude 40.8014 and longitude -95.6042. Fremont County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 968 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Anderson Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Anderson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anderson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 939 7th
Population Density1 # 883 13th
Diversity Index2 # 443 57th
Median Household Income # 526 48th
Per Capita Income # 882 13th

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Anderson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 64
Population in Households 60
Population in Familes 49
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 22
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 15
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $108,333


Median Household Income $52,056
Average Household Income $55,366
Per Capita Income $21,567
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


Population -0.36% -0.31%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -4.2% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.