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The 2000 Census showed that Anson County had a population of 25,275 people. This represented 0.31% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 73rd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Anson had a population of 25,056 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201026,948+6.62%+7.55% since 2009
200925,056-0.87%-0.53% since 2008
200725,194-0.32%-0.47% since 2006
200625,314+0.15%-0.58% since 2005
200425,465+0.75%+1.59% since 2003
200325,066-0.83%-0.79% since 2002
200125,315+0.16%+0.16% since 2000
200025,275The Last Census

Anson County had 10,221 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Anson County has a total area<3> of 537 square miles [1,391 km²]. Of this total, 531 square miles [1,376 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.04%) being water (5.56 square miles [14.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Anson County had a population density of 47.55 people per square mile [18.36 people/km²], making it the state's 83rd most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Anson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Anson and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Anson County QuickFact (QF-37007).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Anson County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Anson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
RichmondQF-37153   E45,97046,564-1.28%
StanlyQF-37167   N59,79458,1002.92%
UnionQF-37179   W198,645123,67760.62%
Chesterfield (SC)QF-45025   S43,03742,7680.63%
Marlboro (SC)QF-45069   SE28,78328,818-0.12%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Anson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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