- Anderson, Texas
official_name = Anderson, Texas
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population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 257
population_density_km2 = 192.5
population_density_sq_mi = 498.6
timezone = Central (CST)
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elevation_m = 105
elevation_ft = 344
latd = 30 |latm = 29 |lats = 13 |latNS = N
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Anderson is located at coor dms|30|29|13|N|95|59|16|W|city (30.487081, -95.987818)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.
The honorable Mr. John S. Freeman was the Mayor of Anderson from 1999 to 2004.
The City of Anderson is home to the historic Fanthorp Inn, former home of Henry Fanthorp and a stop on the stagecoach route. This inn enjoys a rich past and boasts such overnight guests as Sam Houston, Anson Jones, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Zachary Taylor, and Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The inn is now a museum and offers rides on an authentic replica of an 1850 Concord stagecoach.
[http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/fanthorp_inn/ Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site]
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 257 people, 92 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population densitywas 498.6 people per square mile (190.8/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 230.8/sq mi (88.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 54.86% White, 40.47% African American, 0.78% Native American, 2.72% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.67% of the population.
There were 92 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the city the population was spread out with 17.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 129.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,409, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $24,135 versus $22,188 for females. The
per capita incomefor the city was $14,718. About 8.3% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.1% of those sixty five or over.
Chuck Norrisowns a ranch between Anderson and Navasota.
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