Anniston, AL Profile: Facts & Data


Anniston Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Anniston Content

Also See: Anniston, AL ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Anniston, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Anniston had a population of 21,758 as of July 1, 2018. Anniston ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Anniston is located at latitude 33.6734 and longitude -85.8109 in Calhoun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Anniston (see map below) encompass a land area of 45.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Calhoun County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 712 feet.

The City of Anniston (GNIS ID: 2403101) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Anniston is located within Anniston Division of Calhoun County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anniston: Annies Town, Woodstock.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Anniston 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Anniston (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Alabama Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Alabama Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Alabama Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Anniston, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 21,758
Population in Households 20,845
Population in Familes 15,718
Population in Group Qrtrs 913
Population Density2 477
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $34,023
Average Household Income $53,125
Per Capita Income $23,323


Total Housing Units 11,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,209 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,060 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,281 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $102,027
Average Home Value $146,093


Total Households 9,269
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 5,348
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.73% -0.63%
Households -0.8% -0.71%
Families -1.06% -0.9%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Anniston, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Anniston to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 96th
Population Density # 152 74th
Diversity Index # 44 93rd
Median Household Income # 432 26th
Per Capita Income # 216 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Alabama July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: