Introduction to Anna, Illinois

Anna, Illinois, in Union County, is 98 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri.

Anna History

In 1854, Anna was given its present name in honor of the wife of its founder. It is the largest city in Union County, which was established in 1818. During the Civil War, Anna was the site of several army camps.

Anna and nearby Attractions

  • Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area
  • Tilghman Civil War Museum
  • Giant City State Park
  • Museum of the American Quilter's Society
  • Trail of Tears State Forest
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site

Things To Do In Anna

The Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site and Fort Kaskaskia are all accessible from Anna. Local parks and recreational spots include the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Mermet Lake State Conservation Area, the Union County State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Kinkaid Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area, the Giant City State Park and the Ferne Clyffe State Park. In addition, Anna hosts the Union County Fair every August.

Anna Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Williamson County Regional Airport.

Anna Higher Education

Murray State University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are the local universities.


Total Population 4,360
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 22.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,718
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,385
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 9.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2%


People Living Alone 39.9%
Median Gross Rent $368
Median House Value $72,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 7.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anna Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 98 miles SE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 62906
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.46
Longitude -89.246

Anna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANNA 2 NNE
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Anna, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Balcom (62906)

Saratoga (62906)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alto Pass 402 $35,938
Cobden 1,425 $41,723
Dongola 913 $40,769

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anna Public Libraries

Stinson Memorial Public Lib. Dist.
Anna, Illinois
(618) 833-2521
Library Web Site

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Anna Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(618) 833-4511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Anna High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 537 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

PO BOX 379
A Special Education School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.3

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