Anna, Texas

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Anna, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Anna in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°21′1″N 96°33′3″W / 33.35028°N 96.55083°W / 33.35028; -96.55083Coordinates: 33°21′1″N 96°33′3″W / 33.35028°N 96.55083°W / 33.35028; -96.55083
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCollin
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorDarren R. Driskell
 • City ManagerPhilip Sanders
 • City AttorneyClark McCoy
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total8,249
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75409
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-03300[1]
GNIS feature ID1351131[2]
 
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Anna, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Anna in Collin County, Texas
Coordinates: 33°21′1″N 96°33′3″W / 33.35028°N 96.55083°W / 33.35028; -96.55083Coordinates: 33°21′1″N 96°33′3″W / 33.35028°N 96.55083°W / 33.35028; -96.55083
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyCollin
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorDarren R. Driskell
 • City ManagerPhilip Sanders
 • City AttorneyClark McCoy
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation712 ft (217 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total8,249
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code75409
Area code(s)972
FIPS code48-03300[1]
GNIS feature ID1351131[2]

Anna is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 8249 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Anna is located at 33°21′01″N 96°33′03″W / 33.350308°N 96.550762°W / 33.350308; -96.550762.[3]

According to the City of Anna, Texas website, the city has a total area of approximately 15 square miles in its city limits and approximately 60 in its planning area. Anna is not part of Dallas or McKinney

Demographics

As of the 2010 census[1], there were 8249 people, 2776 households residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 78.4.% White, 7.7% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 8.6% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.9% of the population.

According to the United States Census Bureau 2010, the city of Anna has a population of 8249. There were 2776 households out of which 49.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present and 19.1% were non-families, 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.48.

The percentage of population under the age of 19 was 35.8%, 13.7% from 20 to 29, 27.9% from 30 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 65, and 5.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years.

The male population accounts for 49.4% and the female 50.6%.

The median income for a household in the city was $58,730, and the median income for a family was $59,899. Males had a median income of $41,989 versus $40,184 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,475. About 8.5% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line.

Recent estimates put Anna city limits around 8,300 people (2011).

History

Anna is located on State Highway 5, Farm Road 455, and U.S. Highway 75 eleven miles northeast of McKinney in north central Collin County. Although Collin McKinney settled within a few miles of the future townsite in 1846, John L. Greer, who arrived in 1867, is credited with building the first home and store in the new community. The Houston and Texas Central Railway, at that time built between Dallas and Denison, passed through the area in 1873. By the time Anna was platted in 1883, it had a population of twenty, two stores, a steam gristmill, and a Baptist church. A post office also opened in that year. By 1890 the town had a population of 100 to 200. Anna was incorporated in 1913, with John L. Greer as first mayor.

Local historian Chester A. Howell compiled a brief history of Anna for inclusion in a book that was given to those who attended the Anna school homecoming on October 19, 1985. A one page "errata" to correct some minor errors was added in 1989. Mr. Howell's history, A Town Named Anna, is one of the most authoritative and complete descriptions of the history of our community.


On May 9, 2006, a storm producing 2 tornadoes swept across Anna, with the first tornado (F0) passing 2.5 miles east of the high school barely missing the incorporated city limits. The tornado (F3) touched down in neighboring unincorporated Westminster, Texas and Whitewright, Texas, destroying many homes and killing 3. During the disaster, several volunteers from Collin County Amateur Radio Services worked with the National Weather Service in a Skywarn net. Anna Police and Fire Departments along with the American Red Cross opened Anna High School up as a shelter to the "walking wounded" and anyone who needed a place to stay due to the road blockages and damage in that area. The tornadoes could be seen from Anna, Van Alstyne, and Melissa and power was knocked out to several homes in the area. Sirens sounded for Anna residents twice, giving people time to take shelter and prepare for the storm. Media and many of the volunteers from around the Dallas/Fort Worth area set up in Anna.

References

Preliminary Tornado Damage Assessment in Collin and Grayson Counties

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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