Anson, Maine

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Population in 2010: 752. Population change since 2000: -8.1%
Males: 458  (61.0%)
Females: 294  (39.0%)
Median resident age:  33.4 years
Maine median age:  44.0 years

Zip codes: 04911.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,800 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Anson:

$32,800
ME:

$46,974

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,851 (it was $12,910 in 2000)

Anson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,172 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Anson:

$84,172
ME:

$172,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $710.

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  • Races in Anson, ME (2010)

    Anson races chart
    • 73297.3%White alone
    • 60.8%American Indian alone
    • 60.8%Two or more races
    • 40.5%Black alone
    • 40.5%Hispanic

Races in Anson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Anson: 89.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (31.1%), French (30.1%), Irish (10.6%), German (3.4%), Swedish (2.6%), Polish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/01/1798

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 1.32 square miles.

Population density: 569 people per square mile   (low).

Anson,ME real estate house value index trend

Anson, Maine map

For population 25 years and over in Anson:

  • High school or higher: 80.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anson CDP:

  • Never married: 36.9%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

9 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.1%
Maine:

2.9%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Anson, Maine as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Anson to the number of sex offenders is 280 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $951 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $607 (1.0%)

Anson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (80.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (181.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (339.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Madison, ME (0.9 miles ), Starks, ME (2.4 miles ), Norridgewock, ME (2.8 miles ), Skowhegan, ME (3.0 miles ), Mercer, ME (3.0 miles ), Industry, ME (3.1 miles ), Embden, ME (3.1 miles ), Cornville, ME (3.2 miles ).

Latitude: 44.80 N, Longitude: 69.89 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 207

Anson household income distribution Anson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Maine:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (31%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Transportation occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Anson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Anson, Maine

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Anson-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 227.6 miles away from Anson center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 91.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from Anson center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Snows: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Anson topographic map

Birthplace of: Oliver Cutts - Football player and coach, Auzella Savage - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.

Hospitals and medical centers near Anson:

  • MAPLECREST REHAB AND LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; MADISON, ME)
  • WOODLAWN REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)
  • REDINGTON FAIRVIEW GENERAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)
  • EDGEWOOD REHAB AND LIVING CTR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)
  • ORCHARD PARK REHAB AND LIVING (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FARMINGTON, ME)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anson:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 16 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,036)
  • University of Maine at Augusta (about 33 miles; Augusta, ME; FT enrollment: 3,204)
  • Husson University (about 55 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • University of Maine (about 61 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 8,931)
  • Saint Joseph's College of Maine (about 74 miles; Standish, ME; FT enrollment: 2,010)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 82 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 6,647)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 82 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 4,666)

Public high school in Anson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Anson:

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Notable locations in Anson: Anson Madison Ambulance Service (A), Anson Volunteer Fire Department South Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Kennebec River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Getchell Brook (A), Gilman Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 57.1. This is better than average.

City:

57.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 11.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.6%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 61.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Maine:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  62.5%
Whole state:  62.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  12.5%
Whole state:  9.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
5 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
3 people in other group homes in 2000

Anson compared to Maine state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Maine average:

10.5

Anson travel time to work - commute Anson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (72%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Anson CDP (based on Somerset County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6947
Mainline Protestant3,09428
Evangelical Protestant2,55232
Other5013
None42,387-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Somerset County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Somerset County:

2.71 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Somerset County:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 42
Here:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.2%
Maine:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Somerset County:

31.7%
Maine:

25.0%

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Maine average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kennebec County, ME  1.67% ($27,240 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.89% ($23,204)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($25,475)


5.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,088 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Maine average:

5.62%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Kennebec County, ME  1.84% ($30,510 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  0.94% ($25,820)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.37% ($25,662)

Strongest AM radio stations in Anson:

  • WSKW (1160 AM; 10 kW; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INCORPORATED)
  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFAU (1280 AM; 5 kW; GARDINER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZON (620 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: THE ZONE CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABI (910 AM; 5 kW; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WTVL (1490 AM; 1 kW; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Anson:

  • WIGY (97.5 FM; MADISON, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHQO (107.9 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WCTB (93.5 FM; FAIRFIELD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN WIRELESS, INC.)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWWA (95.3 FM; WINSLOW, ME; Owner: LIGHT OF LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WWBX (97.1 FM; BANGOR, ME; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTJ-FM (99.3 FM; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQCB (106.5 FM; BREWER, ME; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGUY (102.1 FM; DEXTER, ME; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEBB (98.5 FM; WATERVILLE, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Anson:

  • W21BI (Channel 21; FARMINGTON, ME; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Anson, Maine
  • Fatal accident count12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents19
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maine average
  • Fatal accident count58
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents82
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons23
  • Fatalities63
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents140
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents4
See more detailed statistics of Anson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 448 Campground Road (Lat: 44.838972 Lon: -69.905222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: KNKN721
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Peter M Connolly, 448 Campground Road (Lat: 44.838972 Lon: -69.905222), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE N.W. STE 100
  • Peter M Connolly, 448 Campground Road (Lat: 44.838972 Lon: -69.905222), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2028625989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE N.W. STE 100

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ANSON, 448 Campground Road (Lat: 44.838972 Lon: -69.905222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQEH748
    Assigned Frequencies: 6585.00 MHz, 6655.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2006, Expiration Date: 01/30/2016, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Anson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: SILVAIRE LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2618K , Serial Number: 5345, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1956
    Registrant (Partnership): William H Merry, Rfdbox 1840, Anson, ME 04911, Other Owners: David E Merry
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2704C , Serial Number: 26248, Year manufactured: 1954
    Registrant (Individual): Emery P Slipp, Po Box 295, Anson, ME 04911
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180H (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 121 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3480Y , Serial Number: 18051980, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 08/23/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Emery P Slipp, Po Box 295, Anson, ME 04911
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6853M , Serial Number: 108-4853, Year manufactured: 1949, Airworthiness Date: 07/17/1956
    Registrant (Individual): William H Ii Merry, Po Box 265, Anson, ME 04911
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172L (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7180Q , Serial Number: 17260480, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Emery P Slipp, 10 Pine St, Anson, ME 04911
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 180J (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9995N , Serial Number: 18052650, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/14/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Emery P Slipp, Po Box 295, Anson, ME 04911

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