Anson, Texas

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Anson is a city in and the county seat of Jones County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 2,556 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area. Originally named Jones City, the town was renamed Anson in 1882 in honor of Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas.[4]



Anson is located at 32°45′20″N 99°53′47″W / 32.75556°N 99.89639°W / 32.75556; -99.89639 (32.755529, −99.896301)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,556 people, 950 households, and 681 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,219.2 people per square mile (469.9/km²). There were 1,089 housing units at an average density of 519.5/sq mi (200.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.82% White, 2.78% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 18.62% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.63% of the population.

There were 950 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males.

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