Anniston, AL
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Anniston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 22,347 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 sales jobs (14.47%), office and administrative support (10.81%), and food service (8.94%).

In terms of college education, Anniston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.86% of adults 25 and older in Anniston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Anniston in 2010 was $20,368, 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 $81,472 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 Irish, German, African, and Scots-Irish.

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