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Anson is a city in Jones County, in the Abilene metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Anson Jones, the last president of the Republic of Texas
The latitude of Anson is 32.756N. The longitude is -99.895W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,729 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,412.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Anson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jones County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Abilene area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79501 ZIP code.
10% of Anson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Anson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Anson was $11,798, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Anson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Anson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $185. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $532.
Libraries in Anson include Anson Public Library ... View libraries
Jones County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anson political report.
The average commute time for Anson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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