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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,264
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens21.1%
Employed Population 16+1,650
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.8%
Median Earnings25+$22,114
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,604
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,003

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,622
% Above Poverty Level72.9%
% Below Poverty Level27.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home10.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$427
Median House Value$79,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English8.4%
Irish8%
Welsh1.6%
Polish1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Italian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Maltese0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
German0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
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Anna Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes62906
Phone Area Codes618
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.46
Approximate Longitude-89.24

Anna Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationANNA 2 NNE
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationCARBONDALE SEWAGE PLANT
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationCAPE GIRARDEAU AP
Distance23.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 41 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Alto Pass297$38,750
Cobden1,217$44,769
Dongola813$40,208
Jonesboro1,985$59,000
Makanda611$68,750

Anna Public Libraries

Stinson Memorial Public Library District
409 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Anna, Illinois
(618) 833-2521

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Anna Hospitals

Anna Hospital Corporation - Dba Union County Hospital
(Proprietary)
517 North Main Street
(618) 833-4511

Anna Public Schools

Anna Junior High School
301 S Green St
ZIP: 62906
(618) 833-6812
Middle
Total Enrollment 313
Anna-jonesboro High School
608 S Main St
ZIP: 62906
(618) 833-8502
High
Total Enrollment 463
Davie Elem School
301 S Green St
ZIP: 62906
(618) 833-8022
Primary
Total Enrollment 163
Lincoln Elem School
108 Warren St
ZIP: 62906
(618) 833-6851
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Tri-county South - Choate
1000 N Main Dewey Bldg
ZIP: 62906
(618) 833-4541
High
Total Enrollment 23
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