Where to Invest in Indianapolis: Anderson

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Located in Madison County, Indiana, Anderson is a suburb of Indianapolis first developed in 1827.

The city has a very interesting history with its early roots in Industrialization. Anderson Map Outline in Indianapolis

With the completion of the Indianapolis Bellefontaine Railroad in in 1852, Anderson burst to life.

Numerous industries located here such as natural gas and car manufacturers. These companies aided in a thriving economy until the 1970s when Anderson suffered a mass deindustrialization and companies like GM shut down, laying off nearly 22,000 people.

As of 2019, the population is reported to be at 54,513 and the median household income is $37,038. The median home value is $72,900 while average monthly rent is $757 according to Niche.

78% of the population is Caucasian with 14.8% being African-American, 5.5% Hispanic, and several other ethnicities making up a very minute portion of the population.

56.9% of residents own their homes versus rent.

Anderson Indiana Portfolio Report

Anderson, Indiana Zip Codes

  • 46011
  • 46012
  • 46013
  • 46016
  • 46017
  • 46064

Anderson, Indiana Neighborhoods

  • Western Village
  • Glyn Ellen
  • Woodlawn Heights
  • Country Club Heights
  • Edgewood

Notable Mentions in Anderson, Indiana:

  • Harrah’s Hoosier Park
  • Anderson University
  • Anderson Municipal Airport

Anderson, Indiana Schools

Niche gives Anderson’s school district an overall grade of C-.

Category breakdowns are as follows:

  • Academics: C
  • Teachers: C-
  • Clubs and Activities: C+
  • Diversity: A
  • College Prep: B
  • Health and Safety: C-

The public school district has 6,811 students from grades PK-12th and a student-teacher ration of 15-1 and they spend $9,780/student compared to the national average of $12,239.

Anderson, Indiana Crime Rates

According to Best Places, Anderson’s violent crime rate is ranked an 26.5 which is above the national average of  22.7.

Property crime is ranked a 33.4 compared to the national average of 35.4.

The grading scale is 1-100 with 1 being low crime and 100 being high crime.


When you think of where to invest in Indianapolis, Anderson is likely not at the top of your list.

Although it has suffered some major economic struggles, you can get some real bang for your buck with the extremely low home values.

While you likely won’t see any sort of appreciation for quite some time, you can expect to find cash flowing deals.

We’ve just more recently(within the last 2 years) branched out into managing the Anderson area. Our experience so far has been positive and vacancy has been relatively low.

About the Author

Devon L. Hicks

As well as being a licensed Realtor, Devon has her Bachelors in Marketing from Missouri State University and utilizes her skills in a variety of ways to educate and advise real estate investors in the Central Indiana region.

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