Anniston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 21,569 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Anniston is the 22nd largest community in Alabama.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Anniston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Anniston is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Anniston who work in sales jobs (11.54%), office and administrative support (10.42%), and healthcare (8.08%).
In terms of college education, Anniston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.52% of adults 25 and older in Anniston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Anniston in 2010 was $24,874, 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 $99,496 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 German/Yiddish.