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|City of Anna|
The Anna State Asylum, built in 1869 in the Kirkbride Plan was a rambling four-story structure, part of which was destroyed in separate incidents, but most of which is still standing as the central complex to the C.L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center.
Location of Anna in Union County, Illinois
|Country||United States of America|
|Platted||March 3, 1854|
|Incorporated||February 16, 1865|
|• Total||3.70 sq mi (9.58 km2)|
|• Land||3.68 sq mi (9.52 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||610 ft (190 m)|
|• Density||1,170.25/sq mi (451.85/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Anna is the largest community and retail trade center in Union County, Illinois, United States. Located in Southern Illinois, its population was 4,442 at the 2010 United States Census, a decline from 5,135 in 2000. It is known for being tied to its close neighbor Jonesboro, together known as Anna-Jonesboro. Anna is known for the Choate Mental Health and Development Center, a state facility that opened in 1869.
Anna was platted on March 3, 1854, named for the wife of the town's founder. The city was incorporated on February 16, 1865.
Anna was historically a sundown town, in which African Americans were excluded from living in the town's limits.
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According to the 2010 census, Anna has a total area of 3.519 square miles (9.11 km2), of which 3.5 sq mi (9.06 km2) (or 99.46%) is land and 0.019 sq mi (0.05 km2) (or 0.54%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 4,442 people, 1,893 households and 1,097 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,269.1 people per square mile. There were 2,123 housing units at an average density of 606.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 1.1% African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaskan Native, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and .9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people (of any race) were 2.9% of the population.
There were 1,893 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present and 42.0% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.7% aged 19 and younger, 7.0% from 20 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $39,602, the median income for a family was $44,420. The incomes of 20.2% of the population were below the poverty level.
Public schools in Anna include Anna Jr High School Davie School and the Lincoln School, both part of Anna District #37, and the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District #81.
- James E. Bonner, U.S. Army major general and commanding general of Fort Leonard Wood
- Delos Brown, pinch hitter for the Chicago White Sox, born in Anna
- Kenneth Buzbee, politician
- Clyde L. Choate, politician and soldier
- Townsend F. Dodd, aviator
- George M.C. Fisher, former CEO of Motorola and Kodak
- Frank E. Midkiff, High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific, born in Anna
- King Neptune, famous war bond-raising pig
- Frank Willard, cartoonist
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