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Anson, Maine - Basic Facts

The Anson Census Designated Place had a population of 766 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Anson is located at latitude 44.7967 and longitude -69.9002 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Anson Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 239 feet.

The Anson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377887) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anson: Anson Village.

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Anson, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 766
Daytime Population: Workers 144
Daytime Population: Residents 481
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 625
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 591
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,307
Average Household Income $46,270
Per Capita Income $19,970


Total Housing Units 363 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 249 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $93,160
Average Home Value $114,257


Total Households 327
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.0%
Households 0.3% 0.06%
Families 0.21% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Anson, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anson to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 112 15th
Population Density # 50 62nd
Diversity Index # 89 33rd
Median Household Income # 96 27th
Per Capita Income # 118 10th

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