The city of Anderson has a population of just under 10,000. Anderson rests along the Sacramento River and is home to three family parks with sports fields, golf courses, and playgrounds. Anderson’s primary industry has long been lumber, but has created numerous jobs in recent years with the opening of the Shasta Outlets and the Wal-Mart Supercenter. The public school system in Anderson operates five elementary schools, Anderson Middle School, and Anderson Union High School being the two most popular. Anderson has a wide variety of homes available nearly any time of year. From large farms on many acres to smaller contemporary homes. Many new subdivisions are being developed in Anderson and surrounding areas.