See biography by P. H. B. O. Smithers (1954, repr. 1968).
There were 315 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.78.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $22,235, and the median income for a family was $31,146. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,973. About 16.3% of families and 19.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.
Addison's major industry has been the mobile home industry since the 60's. It is presently the home of Cavalier Homes and Southern Energy. More people work in Addison than live in the community due to the plants.
The school has had a competitive football team since coach A.G. Hicks came to Addison in the mid 50's starting a tradition of teams known for great defense, something the school is still known for today. In 1970 Addison won the state chanpionship, going 13-0, and allowed only one touchdown to be scored on its defense. In 1976 the Bulldogs won their second state championship in football under the direction of first year head coach Allen Stephenson. Randy White, also in his first year, led the Bulldogs to a third championship in 2006 with the same style of play he learned from Hicks in the 70's.
The volleyball program, under the directions of Pam Wilkins, has won three straight state championships and going undefeated in 2006. The girl's softball program, led by coach Debbie Thompson, has also won one state championship.