Anniston, AL

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Living in Anniston

Anniston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,770 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Anniston who work in office and administrative support (12.07%), sales jobs (11.82%), and food service (7.92%).

The percentage of adults in Anniston who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.94% of the adults in Anniston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anniston in 2010 was $22,286, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,144 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, African, and Italian.

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