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Overview

Introduction to Anniston, Alabama

Anniston, Alabama, in Calhoun county, is 56 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 83 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.

Anniston History

Anniston was first settled in the 1860s during the American Civil War. The steel industry flourished in this area due to the city's rich mineral resources. In 1879, it was incorporated as a "company town." Later on, it was renamed Annie's Town after Annie Scott Tyler, wife of Alfred L. Tyler who was president of the railroad. The city of Anniston was reincorporated on July 3, 1883.

Anniston and nearby Attractions

  • Women's Army Corps Museum
  • Berman Museum of World History
  • Anniston Museum of Natural History
  • Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Centennial Memorial Park
  • Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Anniston

Anniston is home to the Berman Museum, Anniston Museum of Natural History, and Women's Army Corps Museum. You can also visit Pelham Park, West Anniston Park, Jaycee Park, and Zinn Park. Golfers can enjoy their leisure time at the Pine Hill Country Club. Shopping can be enjoyed at the McClellan Mart Shopping Center, Lenlock Shopping Center, Five Points Shopping Center, Anniston Plaza Shopping Center, and Golden Springs Shopping Center.

Anniston Transportation

Anniston Metropolitan Airport is nearby.

Anniston Higher Education

Harry M Ayers State Technical College and Gadsden Business College-Anniston are located within the city.

People

Total Population 22,626
Male Share of the Population 46.3%
Female Share of the Population 53.7%
Senior Citizens 19.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,041
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 37.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $22,844
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,383
Median Earnings With High School Degree $17,404

Wealth

Median Family Income $42,595
% Above Poverty Level 68.3%
% Below Poverty Level 31.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $600
Median House Value $99,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37%
US/American 0%
English 7.2%
Irish 5.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anniston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Calhoun
Metro Area Anniston
Standard Zip Codes 36201, 36203, 36205, 36206, 36207
P.O. Box Zip Codes 36202, 36204
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.659
Longitude -85.831

Anniston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ANNISTON METRO AP
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Station HEFLIN
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.7 inches
Station TALLADEGA
Distance 24.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 75 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 76 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Heflin 3,504 $34,256
Jacksonville 12,372 $51,902
Ohatchee 962 $59,219
Oxford 21,243 $58,382
Weaver 3,072 $51,694

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Anniston Public Libraries

Library
Anniston-calhoun County Public Lib.
108 EAST 10TH STREET
Anniston, Alabama
(256) 237-8501

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Anniston Hospitals

STRINGFELLOW MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
301 EAST 18TH ST
(256) 235-8906
Emergency Service: Yes

NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MED CENTER
(Government - Local)
400 EAST 10TH STREET
(256) 235-5121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Anniston High Schools

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WELLBORN HIGH SCHOOL
135 PINSON RD
256-741-7600
Serves 740 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

ANNISTON MIDDLE SCHOOL
4800 MCCLELLAN BLVD
256-231-5020
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 622 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.7

ANNISTON HIGH SCHOOL
1301 WOODSTOCK AVE
256-231-5010
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 596 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

SAKS HIGH SCHOOL
4401 SAKS RD
256-741-7000
Serves 583 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

WHITE PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL
250 WHITE PLAINS RD
256-741-7800
Serves 489 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

COOSA VALLEY REGIONAL DETENTION CENTER
4625 MCCLELLAN BLVD
256-237-2881
A Non-traditional School

ANNISTON CITY BOOT CAMP SCHOOL
4804 MCCLELLAN BLVD
256-231-5068
A Non-traditional School

GOALS ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
1301 WOODSTOCK AVE
256-231-5068
A Non-traditional School

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