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Time Zone: Anson County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wadesboro is the Seat for Anson County.

Anson County was founded in 1750 and was created by taking area from BladenCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Anson had a population of 25,056 people. This is a decrease of 0.87% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,275 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Anson represented 0.31% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 73rd most populous county (out of 100 counties).

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
200025,275The Last Census

More information can be found on the Anson County Census Page for Anson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Anson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Anson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Wadesboro   5,1823,55245.89% increase  
Polkton   2,9191,195144.3% increase  
Ansonville   5896367.39% decrease  
Morven   5275798.98% decrease  
Peachland   5235545.6% decrease  

Websites for Anson County

Official Website:   www.co.anson.nc.us/

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<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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