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Anderson is a city in Shasta County, California, USA, approximately 10 miles south of Redding. The population was 9,022 at the 2000 census. A 2004 estimate reports the city's population at 10,677, and almost 15,000 with outlying and unincorporated areas included. The city is home to Anderson River Park, situated on the Sacramento River, but is best known for the Shasta District Fair, which attracts 100,000 visitors each year.
Nestled at the northern end of the Great Central Valley along the winding Sacramento River, the City of Anderson, in upstate California is a community that cares about it's citizens and businesses. The city works together with other public agencies to provide the community with a safe environment, affordable housing, quality education and ever increasing opportunities for business and industry.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.0 square kilometers. In the city the population was spread out with 31.6 percent under the age of 18, 9.2 percent from 18 to 24, 27.1 percent from 25 to 44, 18.3 percent from 45 to 64, and 13.9 percent who were 65 years of age or older.
Like some of its sister municipalities and towns, Anderson is blessed with beautiful surroundings and a unique natural setting. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people all combine to make this region one of the most important tourist attractions in California.

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