About Anson County

Anson County, NC has a population of 25,883 people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $34,656. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Anson County, NC declined from 26,135 to 25,883, a 0.96% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,228 to $34,656, a 4.3% increase.

The population of Anson County, NC is 48.7% Black, 45.1% White, and 3.63% Hispanic. 5.25% of the people in Anson County, NC speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest college in Anson County, NC is South Piedmont Community College, with 2,800 students. The nearest 4-year college is Wingate University with an enrollment of 3,600. State schools UNC-Charlotte and UNC-Pembroke are within an hour drive of the county.

The median property value in Anson County, NC is $79,900, and the home ownership rate is 65%. Most people in Anson County, NC commute by personal vehicle, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Anson County, NC is 2 cars per household.

Anson County, NC is the 74th most populated county in North Carolina and borders Montgomery County, NC; Richmond County, NC; Stanly, County, NC; and Union County, NC.

The Tier System

The State of North Carolina uses a Tier System to determine eligibility for certain programs. The state's 100 counties are divided into three tiers, with Tier 3 being the 20 most prosperous counties, Tier 2 being the 40 "mid-level" counties and Tier 1 being the 40 least prosperous counties. Anson County's rating for 2019 is Tier 1. As the ONLY Tier 1 county in the Charlotte region, Anson is uniquely positioned to offer the business advantages of  a major metropolitan area along with the highest level of state assistance.