Anthony is an incorporated town in El Paso County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,011 at the 2010 census. As of July 1, 2018, the population estimate for the town from the U.S. Census was 5,655. It is the first town encountered in Texas when traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 from New Mexico. Anthony was laid out c. 1881, when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway was extended to that point.
Anthony is located at 31°59′41″N 106°35′51″W (31.994626, -106.597612).According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.5 square miles (17 km2), of which 6.5 square miles (17 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.31%) is water. Anthony, New Mexico, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, borders Anthony, Texas, to the north. They are often considered twin cities, though Anthony, New Mexico, became incorporated on July 1, 2010 as a city. The current Mayor of Anthony, New Mexico is Diana Murillo-Trujillo.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,850 people, 684 households, and 577 families residing in the town. The population density was 592.5 people per square mile (228.7/km2). There were 722 housing units at an average density of 111.1 per square mile (42.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 77.79% White, 3.87% African American, 1.32% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latino of any race were 82.78% of the population.
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