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Anniston, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Anniston had a population of 22,023 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Anniston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Anniston: Annies Town, Woodstock.

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Anniston, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,023
Daytime Population: Workers 17,891
Daytime Population: Residents 13,662
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,553
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 21,101
Population in Familes 16,028
Population in Group Qrtrs 922
Population Density2 483
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $33,237
Average Household Income $51,768
Per Capita Income $22,694


Total Housing Units 11,593 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,085 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,273 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,236 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $97,167
Average Home Value $140,208


Total Households 9,357
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,436
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.66% -0.56%
Households -0.78% -0.66%
Families -0.99% -0.84%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2017 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 # 25 96th
Population Density # 150 74th
Diversity Index # 46 92nd
Median Household Income # 441 24th
Per Capita Income # 200 66th

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