Anderson, South Carolina

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Anderson Relocation Guide

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Anderson is located in and is the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina. The population was 27,293 at the 2017 census estimate, and the city is the center of an urbanized area of over 75,702. It is one of the principal cities in the Greenville-Mauldin-Anderson Metropolitan Statistical Area, contiguous with Anderson County, which had a population of 198,759 at the 2017 census estimate. It is further included in the larger Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, South Carolina Combined Statistical Area, with a total population of 1,454,117, at the 2018 census.

Anderson is just off Interstate 85 and is 120 miles from Atlanta, GA. and 140 miles from Charlotte, NC.

Anderson is the smallest of the three primary cities that makes up the Upstate region and is nicknamed “The Electric City” and “The Friendliest City in South Carolina”. Anderson’s spirit and quality of life have earned national recognition as Anderson County was named an “All-America City” in 2000.

Anderson’s economy revolves around manufacturing. Anderson has over 230 manufacturers, including 22 international companies. In the county, Anderson has a thriving business climate. The top major industries in Anderson include manufacturers of automotive products, metal products, industrial machinery, plastics, publishing, and textiles. Two industries that many times interconnect are the plastic and automotive sectors. There are more than 27 BMW suppliers in the Upstate region, which is recognized internationally as an automotive supplier hub. The plastics industry has a strong presence in the Upstate, with 244 plastic companies located within the 10 counties of the state’s northwest corner. Anderson County, in particular, has 11 automotive suppliers and is a major player in the plastic industry, with 27 plastics companies located within its borders. It has one unionized company in the area.

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