Anson County

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Anson County, North Carolina

114 N Green St Courthouse Rm 30
Wadesboro, NC 28170
Phone: (704) 694-2796
Fax: (704) 694-7015
www.co.anson.nc.us

On the central-southern border of NC, southeast of Charlotte; organized Mar 17, 1749 (prior to statehood) from Bladen County. Name Origin: For George, Lord Anson (1697-1762), British admiral assigned to protect the Carolina coast from pirates

Area (sq mi):: 537.13 (land 531.57; water 5.56) Population per square mile: 48.00
Population 2005: 25,499 State rank: 73 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 7.70% Population 2000: 25,275 (White 49.20%; Black or African American 48.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $14,853; median household $29,849; Population below poverty level: 17.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,033-$21,274
Unemployment (2004): 8.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 27.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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