Anna, Texas

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Anna, Texas
City
Location of Anna in Collin County, Texas
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
Country United States
State Texas
County Collin
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Mike Crist
 • City Manager Philip Sanders
 • City Attorney Clark McCoy
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 712 ft (217 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 8,555
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 75409
Area code(s) 972
FIPS code 48-03300
GNIS feature ID 1351131[1]
Website http://www.annatexas.gov/

Anna is a city in Collin County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,249 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Anna is located at 33°21′01″N 96°33′03″W / 33.350308°N 96.550762°W / 33.350308; -96.550762.[2]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 1,225
2010 8,249 573.4%
Est. 2012 8,555 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of the 2010 census, there were 8,249 people, 2,576 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[edit]

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 Matt McAllister 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.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate System describes the weather as humid subtropical, and uses the abbreviation Cfa.[5]

Climate data for Anna, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13
(55)
14
(58)
20
(68)
26
(78)
29
(84)
36
(96)
36
(96)
36
(96)
31
(88)
26
(79)
19
(66)
12
(53)
24.8
(76.4)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
1
(33)
6
(43)
10
(50)
16
(60)
20
(68)
21
(69)
21
(69)
18
(64)
11
(52)
6
(42)
−1
(31)
10.8
(51.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 56
(2.2)
71
(2.8)
84
(3.3)
81
(3.2)
145
(5.7)
117
(4.6)
64
(2.5)
50
(2)
99
(3.9)
119
(4.7)
86
(3.4)
80
(3)
1,052
(41.3)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Anna, Texas
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 6, 2013.

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