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Population in 2010: 752. Population change since 2000: -8.1%
Males: 467  (62.2%)
Females: 285  (37.8%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Maine median age:  43.0 years

Zip codes: 04911.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,590 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Anson:

$27,590
ME:

$46,709
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,561

Anson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,889 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Anson:

$78,889
ME:

$172,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $75,481; Detached houses: $78,748; In 2-unit structures: $96,359; Mobile homes: $34,796

Median gross rent in 2012: $430.

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  • White alone - 732 (97.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (0.5%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Anson: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (32.3%), French (25.0%), Irish (9.7%), German (3.4%), Scottish (2.6%), Swedish (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 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Anson:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Anson CDP:

  • Never married: 34.1%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 16.2%

9 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.1%
Maine:  3.3%



According to our research of Maine and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Anson, Maine as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Anson to the number of sex offenders is 168 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $905 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $578 (0.9%)

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+: New York, NY (349.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.9%
Maine:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (33%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Art and design workers (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Anson-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the Anson place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/4/1961, a category F2 tornado 9.4 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Anson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Maine state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) 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
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 36.6 miles away from Anson center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 12, Floods: 11, Snows: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Oliver Cutts - Football player and coach, Auzella Savage - Navy Medal of Honor recipient.


Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, about 10 miles away; SKOWHEGAN, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Anson, ME

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Anson:

  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 16 miles; Farmington, ME; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • Husson University (about 55 miles; Bangor, ME; FT enrollment: 2,107)
  • University of Maine (about 61 miles; Orono, ME; FT enrollment: 9,235)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 82 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 82 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of New England (about 97 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • Plymouth State University (about 115 miles; Plymouth, NH; FT enrollment: 4,634)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.4%
(26.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 55.6% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Anson, ME

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 household income below 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Anson travel time to work - commute


Anson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.86%
Here29.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazareneNational Association of Congregational Christian Churches
Adherents59.4%7.5%7.1%4.4%3.7%
Congregations12.5%12.5%9.4%7.8%9.4%
NameAssemblies of GodSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.5%2.3%2.1%7.8%
Congregations6.3%3.1%6.3%1.6%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

7.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.04%
Maine average:

6.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Kennebec County, ME  2.09% ($29,363 average AGI)
from Penobscot County, ME  0.92% ($25,090)
from Franklin County, ME  0.30% ($36,655)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,094 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Maine average:

6.44%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($151 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.06%
Maine average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Kennebec County, ME  2.00% ($26,873 average AGI)
to Penobscot County, ME  1.04% ($27,144)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.26% ($26,426)

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 count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Maine average:
  • Fatal accident count: 56
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 80
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 21
  • Fatalities: 61
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 134
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 4
See more detailed statistics of Anson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 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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