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Welcome to Anchor ...
The village of Anchor is located in McLean County.
The location of Anchor has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
The pronunciation of Anchor: ANK-er<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Anchor has a population of 141 people<3> (see below for details).
Anchor is 770 feet [235 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Anchor lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Anchor (for example, toward Ambia (IN)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Anchor lies within the (309) area code.
The ZIP code for Anchor: 61720<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anchor had a population of 146 people. This makes Anchor the county's 21st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 146 people, the population of Anchor decreased 16.57% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 175 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anchor had an population of 141 people. This is a decrease of 3.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.43% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anchor.
Communities near Anchor ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anchor.
Communities Also Named Anchor ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anchor - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anchor.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anchor:
Websites for Anchor ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchor ...
Looking for more information about Anchor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Anchor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anchor.
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This page was last modified: 14 Jan 2019