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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,441
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens20.7%
Employed Population 16+7,859
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married38.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.9%
Median Earnings25+$22,732
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,894
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,441

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,410
% Above Poverty Level67.9%
% Below Poverty Level32.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$596
Median House Value$98,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.7%
German6.3%
English6.1%
Irish5.7%
African2.3%
Scottish1.1%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Haitian0.5%
Polish0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Russian0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Anniston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calhoun County
Standard Zip Codes36201, 36206, 36207, 36205, 36203
P.O. Box Zip Codes36202, 36204
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.65
Approximate Longitude-85.88

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)

StationANNISTON METRO AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp33 to 53 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 75 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationHEFLIN
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.7 inches
StationTALLADEGA
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp28 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 75 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp45 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Heflin3,489$34,167
Jacksonville12,827$53,456
Ohatchee999$53,750
Oxford21,202$62,215
Weaver3,083$51,149

Anniston Public Libraries

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

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Anniston Hospitals

Noland Hospital Anniston
(Proprietary)
400 East 10th Street
(256) 741-6141
Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center
400 East Tenth Street
(256) 235-5121
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
301 East 18th Street
(256) 235-8900

Anniston Public Schools

Cobb Elem Sch
1325 Cobb Ave
ZIP: 36201
Primary
Total Enrollment 139
Coldwater Elem Sch
530 Taylors Chapel Road
ZIP: 36201
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Constantine Elem Sch
1200 Johnson Ave
ZIP: 36201
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Randolph Pk Elem Sch
2200 W 17th St
ZIP: 36201
Primary
Total Enrollment 266
Wellborn Elem Sch
525 Cooper Cir
ZIP: 36201
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
Wellborn High Sch
135 Pinson Rd
ZIP: 36201
High
Total Enrollment 588
Anniston City Boot Camp Sch
4804 Mcclellan Blvd
ZIP: 36206
High
Anniston Middle Sch
4800 Mcclellan Blvd
ZIP: 36206
Middle
Total Enrollment 417
Coosa Valley Youth Ser
4625 Mcclellan Blvd
ZIP: 36206
Saks Elem Sch
31 Watson
ZIP: 36206
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Saks High Sch
4401 Saks Rd
ZIP: 36206
High
Total Enrollment 527
Saks Middle Sch
32 Watson Street
ZIP: 36206
Middle
Total Enrollment 274
Anniston High Sch
1301 Woodstock Ave
ZIP: 36207
High
Total Enrollment 504
De Armanville Elem Sch
170 School Road
ZIP: 36207
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Goals Alt Sch
1301 Woodstock Ave
ZIP: 36207
Golden Springs Elem Sch
100 Feary Dr
ZIP: 36207
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Tenth Street Elem Sch
1525 E 10th St
ZIP: 36207
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
White Plains Elem Sch
5600 Alabama Hwy 9
ZIP: 36207
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
White Plains High Sch
250 White Plains Rd
ZIP: 36207
High
Total Enrollment 453
White Plains Middle School
5800 Al Highway 9
ZIP: 36207
Middle
Total Enrollment 472

Anniston Private Schools

Faith Christian School
4100 Ronnaki Rd
ZIP: 36207
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 276
The Donoho School
2501 Henry Rd
ZIP: 36207
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 358
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