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The Anson CDP(1) had a population of 663 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Anson is located at latitude 44.7984 and longitude -69.8892 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Anson Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

The Anson Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Anson Census Designated Place is located within Town of Anson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anson: Anson Village.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Anson, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 663 (100%)
Population in Households 662 (99.8%)
Population in Families 487 (73.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 512
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $44,173
Average Household Income $58,079
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $26,603
Wealth Index5 40


Total HU (Housing Units) 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $91,549
Average Home Value $114,216
Housing Affordability Index3 238


Total Households 271
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 165
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.12% -0.43%
Households -0.81% -0.22%
Families   -0.37%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
Owner Occupied HU   0.49%

Anson, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anson to the other 155 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 18th
Population Density # 71 55th
Median Household Income # 118 25th
Housing Affordability Index # 148 95th
Per Capita Income # 124 21st
Diversity Index # 88 43rd

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