Anderson Mill, Texas

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Anderson Mill is a former census-designated place (CDP) in Travis and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas.[3] The population was 8,953 at the 2000 census.



Anderson Mill is located at 30°27′18″N 97°48′33″W / 30.455050°N 97.809262°W / 30.455050; -97.809262 (30.455050, -97.809262).[4] This is about 13 miles (21 km) north of Austin.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


Anderson Mill is named after Thomas Anderson. He moved from Virginia to Texas in the 1850s. In the 1860s he set up a mill here to make gunpowder for the Confederate Army. After the war Anderson converted the mill to a gristmill. He latter also started a cotton gin. In 1884 the area had a population of 30. It had received a post office in 1876 but this office was discontinued in 1884. After Anderson's death in 1894 the community was abandoned. In 1936 a historical marker was placed to mark the spot. It was not until the late 20th century with the growth of the area as a suburb of Austin that Anderson Mill came back into existence.

Incorporation into the City of Austin

On December 31, 2008, the City of Austin incorporated Anderson Mill into its city limits.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,953 people, 3,310 households, and 2,429 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,343.3 people per square mile (2,451.6/km2). There were 3,383 housing units at an average density of 2,396.9/sq mi (926.4/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 83.25% White, 4.07% African American, 0.49% Native American, 4.58% Asian, 0.16% Pacific Islander, 4.11% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.78% of the population.

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