Santa Anna, Texas

Santa Anna, Texas

According to Businesscarriers, Santa Anna, Texas is located in the southeastern corner of Coleman County. It lies at the intersection of US Highway 83 and State Highway 208. The city has a population of about 1,500 people and covers an area of 1.7 square miles.

The climate in Santa Anna is generally mild with hot summers and cool winters. Average temperatures range from the mid 40s to the mid 80s throughout the year with average rainfall of around 24 inches per year. The local terrain includes rolling hills, grasslands, and mesquite trees.

Santa Anna was first established in 1879 as a stop on the Texas and Pacific Railway line between Fort Worth and El Paso. It was incorporated as a city in 1882 and quickly became a hub for shipping goods such as cotton, grain, livestock, and lumber to other parts of Texas. Santa Anna’s economy is largely based on agriculture with some light manufacturing industries located nearby in Coleman County.

The city is served by two public schools: Santa Anna High School (grades 9-12) and Santa Anna Elementary School (pre-K to 8). Both schools are part of the Santa Anna Independent School District which serves students living within city limits as well as those living in surrounding areas such as Valera and Novice.

Santa Anna is home to several historical landmarks including the Old Santa Anna Hotel which dates back to 1889; the old First National Bank building which dates back to 1904; and the historic courthouse square which was built around 1910. The city also boasts two museums: The Coleman County Museum which houses artifacts from early settlers; and The Senter Memorial Museum which showcases artifacts from World War II veterans who called Santa Anna home over the years. In addition, there are several parks throughout town including City Park where residents can enjoy camping, fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating, bird watching, or just take a leisurely stroll along its many nature trails.

Santa Anna, Texas

Population: 1,081. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,026 (-5.1% change)
Males: 516 (47.7%), Females: 565 (52.3%)

Zip code: 76878

Median resident age: 40.6 years
Median household income: $22,857
Median house value: $32,700

Races in Santa Anna:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.5%)
  • Hispanic (19.1%)
  • Other race (4.7%)
  • Black (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.7%), Irish (8.1%), German (7.3%), English (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), Dutch (1.4%).

Land area: 1.9 square miles


Santa Anna, Texas is located in the heart of Coleman County in Central Texas. The population of Santa Anna is estimated to be around 1,000 according to the 2010 census. The town has a rich history dating back to the 1800s when it was first established as a trading post. It has since grown into a small community with a variety of businesses and services ranging from restaurants and shops to churches and schools. The town also boasts several historic buildings and sites, including the original Santa Anna Post Office which was built in 1885. The population of Santa Anna is largely made up of families who have lived in the area for generations, but there are also many newcomers who have come from other parts of Texas or even from other states looking for a peaceful place to call home. There are also many retirees who have chosen to make Santa Anna their retirement destination due to its quiet atmosphere and rural setting. Overall, Santa Anna offers an idyllic small-town living experience that appeals to all types of people looking for somewhere safe, friendly, and affordable to live.

For population 25 years and over in Santa Anna

  • High school or higher: 68.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Santa Anna town

  • Never married: 15.2%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

4.9% Foreign born (4.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -165 (-13.2%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Santa Anna:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Santa Anna:

  • ABILENE REGIONAL (about 52 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: ABI)
  • DYESS AFB (about 59 miles; ABILENE, TX; Abbreviation: DYS)
  • SAN ANGELO REGIONAL/MATHIS FIELD (about 85 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Abbreviation: SJT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Santa Anna:

  • COLEMAN MUNI (about 9 miles; COLEMAN, TX; Abbreviation: COM)
  • BROWNWOOD RGNL (about 27 miles; BROWNWOOD, TX; Abbreviation: BWD)
  • CURTIS FIELD (about 40 miles; BRADY, TX; Abbreviation: BBD)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Santa Anna:

  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • TARLETON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; STEPHENVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,068)
  • ANGELO STATE UNIVERSITY (about 98 miles; SAN ANGELO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,477)
  • CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE (about 116 miles; KILLEEN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,777)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MARY HARDIN-BAYLOR (about 136 miles; BELTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,257)
  • TEMPLE COLLEGE (about 144 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)


Public high school in Santa Anna:

  • SANTA ANNA SECONDARY (Students: 132; Location: 701 BOWIE ST; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Santa Anna:

  • SANTA ANNA EL (Students: 141; Location: 701 BOWIE ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • EARLY EE THROUGH 12TH GRADE (Students: 6; Location: 701 BOWIE ST; Grades: PK – 12)
  • BANGS SPECIAL PROGRAM (Location: 701 BOWIE ST; Grades: N – N )

Private primary/middle school in Santa Anna:

  • SANTA ANNA SDA SCHOOL (Students: 3; Location: PO BOX 730; Grades: 4 – 8)


Library in Santa Anna:

  • SANTA ANNA LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,805; Location: 606 WALLIS AVE; 13,230 books; 70 video materials; 12 serial subscriptions)