Anniston, AL

Anniston profile

Living in Anniston

Anniston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,287 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Anniston is the 22nd largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities, Anniston isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Anniston are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anniston is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anniston who work in sales jobs (9.82%), office and administrative support (9.55%), and food service (7.76%).

The percentage of adults in Anniston who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.86% of the adults in Anniston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anniston in 2018 was $26,677, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,708 for a family of four. However, Anniston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Anniston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Anniston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Anniston residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Anniston include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Anniston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.