Lilesville, NC

Lilesville, situated in Anson County, is a small town made up of only one square miles.

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The town's post office has been in operation since the 1820s, so the town was founded and established as late as the 18th or 19th century. 


The median resident age in Lilesville is 47 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $7,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $18,000. The average price for a home in Lilesville is about $83,000 (2015) which is $77,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Lilesville is 48% White, 49% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 1% other. 78% of the population are high school graduates, with 9% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 48% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 7% are widowed, leaving 32% that have never been married.

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Anson County

Lilesville belongs to Anson County in the south-central part of North Carolina. Anson County has a population of 27,000 and its largest city Wadesboro, with a population of 5,800, is the county seat.

In 1750, the county was formed from part of Bladen County. Anson County was named after George Anson (Baron Anson). He was a British admiral who sailed all the way around the world from 1740 to 1744, and was the First Lord of the Admiralty.

Reductions of the size of the county began in 1753 with the northern part taken to form Rowan County. The western part of Anson County was used to make Mecklenburg County in 1762. In 1779, another piece of the northern part of Anson county was used to form Montgomery County. The last reduction of the county was in 1842, and it was the western part of Anson County that was used to establish Union County.

Anson County borders Stanly, Richmond, Marlboro (South Carolina), Chesterfield (South Carolina), and Union counties.

Anson County is made up of 537 square miles. 531 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.


The population of Lilesville, NC is about 530. The population has been steadily decreasing since the 1970s.


The elevation of Lilesville, NC is 499 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Lilesville, NC is 28091.

Area Code

The area code for Lilesville, NC is 704.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Lilesville and Anson County have voted mostly Democrat, with 62% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 48% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 51% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 1%.


The unemployment rate for Lilesville is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Anson Record and The Express are the primary newspapers that cover the Anson County area.



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