Anson is a very small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,347 people and just one neighborhood, Anson is the 605th largest community in Texas.
Anson is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Anson is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anson who work in teaching (13.27%), law enforcement and fire fighting (12.29%), and office and administrative support (11.18%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Anson has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Anson has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Anson than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Anson may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Anson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Anson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.31% of adults in Anson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anson in 2018 was $22,431, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,724 for a family of four. However, Anson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Anson is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Anson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Anson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 38.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Anson include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Anson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Of particular note, 10.2% of the people in the neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the neighborhood in Anson is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in TX, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 86.7% of the neighborhoods in Texas. If you are considering retiring to Texas, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
The neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Anson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 12.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 40.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 32.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (17.2%), and 13.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (25.6%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Anson, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (31.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.5%), and residents who report English roots (7.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.5%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 10.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (76.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.