Anniston, Alabama Population 2021

20,835
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Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Calhoun County. With a 2020 population of 20,835, it is the 31st largest city in Alabama and the 1795th largest city in the United States . Anniston is currently declining at a rate of -1.07% annually and its population has decreased by -9.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,106 in 2010. Anniston reached it's highest population of 33,657 in 1960. Spanning over 46 miles, Anniston has a population density of 455 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anniston is $62,096 with a poverty rate of 26.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $672 per month, and the median house value is $97,600. The median age in Anniston is 40.8 years, 36.8 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Anniston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Anniston was:

  • Black or African American: 52.01%
  • White: 42.99%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Asian: 1.09%
  • Other race: 0.24%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Anniston, Alabama is 20,835 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,513.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,106.

Anniston, Alabama Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021112,153-726-0.65%
2020112,879-726-0.64%
2019113,605-726-0.64%
2018114,331-379-0.33%
2017114,710-263-0.23%
2016114,973-496-0.43%
2015115,469-448-0.39%
2014115,917-554-0.48%
2013116,471-719-0.62%
2012117,190-554-0.47%
2011117,744-664-0.56%
2010118,4080.00%

Anniston Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,28152.01%
White9,32442.99%
Two or More Races7453.44%
Asian2371.09%
Some Other Race510.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.23%
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Anniston Population by Race

Anniston Population Pyramid $2021

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Anniston Median Age

40.8


Total

36.8


Male

43.7


Female

Anniston Adults

There are 16,958 adults, (4,361 of whom are seniors) in Anniston.

Anniston Age Dependency

72.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Anniston Sex Ratio

Female

11,962

55.15%

Male

9,726

44.85%

Anniston Population by Age

Anniston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Anniston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All57.3%42.7%
Non Family51.4%48.6%
Female39.3%60.7%
Male14.4%85.6%

57.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Anniston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,2772.2257.3
Non Family3,8221.1251.4
Married3,0012.8183.1
Female2,0173.239.3
Male4373.3714.4

2.87

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Anniston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6314.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,82311.94%
High School Graduate4,83531.67%
Some College3,64123.85%
Associates Degree1,1507.53%
Bachelors Degree1,71411.23%
Graduate Degree1,4719.64%
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Anniston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anniston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black7,2605,659757
White7,2286,4712,130
2+ Races33631578
Hispanic25620475
Asian166160150
Native American50147
Other Race3210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 90.36%.

Anniston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,791$36,269$22,856
Less Than 9th Grade$12,669$13,750$12,344
High School Graduate$28,898$31,774$25,088
Some College$26,250$33,772$19,521
Bachelors Degree$53,099$68,750$31,458
Graduate Degree$68,000$85,898$55,464

$29,791

Average Earnings

$36,269

Average Male

$22,856

Average Female

Anniston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anniston Language by Age

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Anniston Language

97.47% of Anniston residents speak only English, while 2.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.21% of the population.

Anniston Language

Anniston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black10,9804,05536.93%
White8,4121,03112.26%
Multiple69431845.82%
Hispanic45610723.46%
Other511121.57%
Native50918.00%
Asian23173.03%

26.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.18%

Male Poverty Rate

28.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anniston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Multiple, with 45.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Asian, with 3.03% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.21%.

Anniston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.58%
Some College21.98%
High School21.46%
Bachelors or Greater6.03%

Anniston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.81%
Male Unemployed59.09%
Female Employed17.50%
Male Employed5.82%

Anniston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anniston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,051$62,096
Families$46,191$81,320
Married Families$82,354-
Non Families$20,961$31,824
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Income by Household Type

Anniston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Anniston Married by Age and Sex

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Anniston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Anniston Marital Status by Race

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Anniston Marital Status

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2,077

Number of Veterans

1,806

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam914
First Gulf War422
Second Gulf War390
Korea76
World War II36

Anniston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74646
55 to 64541
35 to 54376
75+330
18 to 34184

Anniston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,01212.11%
White1,00713.00%
2+ Races5115.32%
Hispanic4315.25%
Native American714.00%

Anniston Veterans by Race

Anniston Veterans by Education

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11.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anniston Veterans by Education

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51.1%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

10.1%

Unemployment Rate

Anniston Employment by Age

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Anniston Employment by Race

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Anniston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.77%

Born in Anniston

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

1.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Anniston residents were born in the United States, with 72.77% having been born in Alabama. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Anniston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,835-226-1.07%
202021,061-226-1.06%
201921,287-226-1.05%
201821,513-195-0.90%
201721,708-157-0.72%
201621,865-174-0.79%
201522,039-176-0.79%
201422,215-178-0.79%
201322,393-184-0.81%
201222,577-203-0.89%
201122,780-152-0.66%
201022,932-1,344-0.57%
200024,276-2,347-0.92%
199026,623-2,512-0.90%
198029,135-2,398-0.79%
197031,533-2,124-0.65%
196033,6572,5910.80%
195031,0665,5431.98%
194025,5233,1781.34%
193022,3454,6112.34%
192017,7344,9403.32%
191012,7943,0992.81%
19009,695-303-0.31%
18909,9980.00%

Anniston Population by Year