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Welcome to Anderson ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Anderson has a population of 10,582 people<2> (see below for details).
Anderson was established in 1851 and was incorporated January 16, 1956.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Anderson: Named after Elias Anderson, a rancher who in 1872 granted a right-of-way to the California and Oregon Railroad (now the Southern Pacific).
In the past, Anderson was named American Ranch
The community of Anderson is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Anderson lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Anderson is within the boundaries of the (530) area code.
The ZIP code for Anderson: 96007<4>
Websites for Anderson ...
Official Website: www.ci.anderson.ca.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Anderson had an population of 10,582 people. This is an increase of 6.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.29% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anderson had a population of 9,932 people (or 5.6% of the total population of Shasta County). This makes Anderson the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Anderson represents 0.03% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 372nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 9,932 people, the population of Anderson increased 10.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,022 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anderson.
Communities Also Named Anderson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anderson.
Communities near Anderson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anderson.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anderson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anderson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anderson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anderson. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Anderson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...
Looking for more information about Anderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Anderson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anderson.
Adding Anderson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Anderson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Anderson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Anderson on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Anderson on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Anderson: www.ci.anderson.ca.us/
The official website for Shasta County: www.co.shasta.ca.us/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
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This page was last modified: 17 Aug 2022