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Anson, Maine - Basic Facts

The Anson Census Designated Place had a population of 748 as of July 1, 2020.

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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anson: Anson Village.


Anson, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 748 (100%)
Population in Households 743 (99.3%)
Population in Families 551 (73.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 5 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 577
Diversity Index2 10


Median Household Income $38,889
Average Household Income $47,626
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $20,704
Wealth Index5 39


Total HU (Housing Units) 373 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $93,548
Average Home Value $113,821
Housing Affordability Index3 249


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.05% -0.38%
Households 0.12% -0.31%
Families -0.1% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   0.96%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%


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, 2020 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 # 114 13th
Population Density # 52 61st
Median Household Income # 102 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 124 95th
Per Capita Income # 125 5th
Diversity Index # 90 32nd

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