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Anson County, North Carolina (NC)


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County population in 2012: 26,351 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 25,275 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,524
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,180
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,991
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,051 (it was 2,213 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 532 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 50 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Anson County: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.3%), Manufacturing (21.8%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Anson County, North Carolina:


Median resident age:  39.0 years
North Carolina median age:  37.0 years

Males: 14,015  (46.1%)
Females: 12,933  (53.9%)

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Anson County,NC real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Anson County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $33,269 ($29,849 in 1999)
This county:

$33269
North Carolina:

$43674

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $374 (lower quartile is $288, upper quartile is $456)
This county:

$374
State:

$568


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,569 (it was $60,400 in 2000)
Anson County:

$86,569
North Carolina:

$155,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,449 - $154,374

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,061
Here:

$184,061
State:

$218,934

Townhouses or other attached units: $452,351
Here:

$452,351
State:

$173,323

Mobile homes: $86,740
Here:

$86,740
State:

$45,354

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $63,133
Here:

$63,133
State:

$48,806
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,138
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $242

Institutionalized population: 2,440

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Anson County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $650 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $552 (0.7%)


Anson County household income distribution in 2009 Anson County home values distribution


Anson County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.9%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 86.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 56.4% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

17.8%
Whole state:

12.3%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.5%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Anson County is $450 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $707 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wadesboro, Polkton, Ansonville, Morven, Peachland, Lilesville, McFarlan.

Anson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.co.anson.nc.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Anson County: Twin Valley Country Club (A), White Store (B), Old Stanback Ferry (C), Old Smith Ferry (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Anson County include: Gum Springs Church (A), Hanna Church (B), Harmony Community Church (C), Hopewell Church (D), Jerusalem Church (E), Union Church (F), Long Pine Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Madison Grove Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bennett Cemetery (1), Pine View Cemetery (2), Richmond-Sturdivant Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gaddys Goose Ponds (A), Ingold Pond (B), City Pond (C), Blewett Falls Lake (D), Nelson Lake (E), Moran McLendon Pond (F), Crawford Lake (G), Concordia Farms Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Flag Branch (A), Featherbed Branch (B), Dula Thoroughfare (C), Derita Creek (D), Deep Bottom Branch (E), Culpepper Creek (F), Cribs Creek (G), Cranes Branch (H), Childs Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Anson County: Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Chesterfield County, South Carolina , Marlboro County, South Carolina , Montgomery County , Richmond County , Stanly County , Union County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,107
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 179 (22% naturalized citizens)

Anson County:

0.7%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.5%

Anson County marital status for males
Anson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Anson County with a mortgage: 2,313 (237 second mortgage, 320 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,988

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

69.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.79%
Here48.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 12,331
Total congregations: 76

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God of Prophecy
Adherents8,540 (69.3%)2,625 (21.3%)360 (2.9%)210 (1.7%)208 (1.7%)
Congregations31 (40.8%)25 (32.9%)5 (6.6%)2 (2.6%)4 (5.3%)
NameEpiscopal ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Churches of ChristOther
Adherents150 (1.2%)117 (0.9%)50 (0.4%)36 (0.3%)35 (0.3%)
Congregations2 (2.6%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)1 (1.3%)4 (5.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Anson County - Wadesboro, Polkton, Ansonville, Morven, Peachland

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Anson County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

7.53 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Anson County:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
North Carolina:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Anson County:

13.6%
State:

15.6%


Agriculture in Anson County:

Average size of farms: 186 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $199,416
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $142.10
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.05%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $145,192
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $62,903
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.17%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.22
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.64%
Corn for grain: 6263 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1713 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1787 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6697 harvested acres
Vegetables: 73 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Anson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 2.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Anson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1998 at 02:31:01, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from Anson County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Anson County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Anson County (%):





Anson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,514 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 1,839 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0%)
  • Railroad: 3 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 7 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 97 (1%)
  • Other means: 104 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 211 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Anson County, North Carolina in 2000:

People in group quarters in Anson County, North Carolina in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $34,482.

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,596 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
North Carolina average:

8.53%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.74% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($18,431 average AGI)
1.23% relocated from other states ($9,165 average AGI)
Anson County:

1.23%
North Carolina average:

4.34%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Union County, NC  0.86% ($27,901 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.44% ($32,389)
from Richmond County, NC  0.38% ($24,097)
from Stanly County, NC  0.28% ($26,609)
from Chesterfield County, SC  0.23% ($21,421)


5.08% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.08%
North Carolina average:

7.27%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.77% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($20,716 average AGI)
1.31% relocated to other states ($7,043 average AGI)
Anson County:

1.31%
North Carolina average:

3.10%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Union County, NC  1.48% ($30,431 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.46% ($22,816)
to Richmond County, NC  0.41% ($25,441)
to Stanly County, NC  0.31% ($33,654)
to Chesterfield County, SC  0.31% ($22,423)
to Guilford County, NC  0.16% ($16,692)
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.14% ($17,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Anson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Anson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Anson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,319 (3,317 aged, 1,002 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7053.250
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 497.830
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49392.65

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1125.530
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 988.270
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.92

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.9

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.69

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,464

Size of family households: 2,878 2-persons, 1,573 3-persons, 1,206 4-persons, 603 5-persons, 201 6-persons, 167 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,773 1-person, 292 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 3 6-persons.

97.2% of residents of Anson County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (34% speak English very well, 55% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $162,374,000 ($6467 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,963,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $62,860,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,694,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,022,000
Federal grants: $45,821,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,016,000 ($7,253,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,961,000 ($1,558,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,014,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $14,332,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,604,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,860
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,541
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -112
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Anson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.23 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Anson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 42
  • 3 rooms: 211
  • 4 rooms: 957
  • 5 rooms: 2,043
  • 6 rooms: 1,740
  • 7 rooms: 1,053
  • 8 rooms: 498
  • 9+ rooms: 447
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 110
  • 3 rooms: 295
  • 4 rooms: 625
  • 5 rooms: 690
  • 6 rooms: 270
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 54
  • 9+ rooms: 20
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Anson County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 148
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,712
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,140
  • 4 bedrooms: 837
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 321
  • 2 bedrooms: 960
  • 3 bedrooms: 803
  • 4 bedrooms: 108
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Anson County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 428
  • 1 vehicle: 2,166
  • 2 vehicles: 2,586
  • 3 vehicles: 1,323
  • 4 vehicles: 362
  • 5+ vehicles: 126
  • no vehicle: 619
  • 1 vehicle: 878
  • 2 vehicles: 508
  • 3 vehicles: 134
  • 4 vehicles: 58
  • 5+ vehicles: 16

68% of Anson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in North Carolina.

Anson County:

68.2%
State average:

54.4%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $44,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Anson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.9%)
  • Electricity (33.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.5%)
  • Utility gas (8.0%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (32.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22.0%)
  • Utility gas (15.2%)
  • Wood (4.0%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

4.0%
North Carolina:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

3.7%
North Carolina:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 94
Here:

9.5%
North Carolina:

20.2%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Anson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Anson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Anson County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Anson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Anson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Anson County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Anson County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James35170.4 years
Mary25777.8 years
John23272.6 years
William22271.6 years
Robert15871.1 years
Annie11676.3 years
Charles10869.5 years
Henry9672.7 years
George8774.9 years
Willie8271.8 years
Most common last names in Anson County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Little22073.7 years
Bennett14473.9 years
Smith14372.7 years
Thomas12175.4 years
Gaddy11274.3 years
Horne10377.1 years
Ratliff9476.0 years
Williams9472.0 years
Carpenter8871.8 years
Allen8372.2 years
Businesses in Anson County, NC
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
Dunkin Donuts1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Waffle House1
KFC1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
McDonald's1
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