Anniston, Alabama Population 2024

20,851

Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County, Cleburne County, and Talladega County Alabama. Anniston has a 2024 population of 20,851. It is also the county seat of Calhoun County. Anniston is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -3.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 21,513 in 2020.

The average household income in Anniston is $66,400 with a poverty rate of 22.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Anniston is 42.1 years, 40.5 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Anniston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 50.43%
  • White: 44.31%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Other race: 1%
  • Native American: 0.5%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
45.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
455.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.08% (-662)
The current population of Anniston, Alabama is 20,851 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 21,513.

Anniston, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American10,84450.43%
White9,52844.31%
Two or more races7233.36%
Other race2141%
Native American1070.5%
Asian860.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Anniston Population by Race

Anniston Population Pyramid 2024

Anniston Median Age

42.1

Total

40.5

Male

43.4

Female

Anniston Adults

There are 17,244 adults, (4,751 of whom are seniors) in Anniston.

Anniston Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

38

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Anniston Sex Ratio

Female11,36052.83%
Male10,14247.17%

Anniston Population by Age

Anniston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,4732.1661.338.7
Non Family4,2381.1250.649.4
Married3,1902.728515
Female1,4353.5645.454.6
Male6103.2349.350.7

2.93

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

61.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Anniston Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5373.52%
9th to 12th Grade1,62510.65%
High School Graduate4,94832.43%
Some College3,65623.96%
Associates Degree1,0546.91%
Bachelors Degree2,05613.48%
Graduate Degree1,3809.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Anniston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Anniston Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White7,6536,8562,529
Black6,7165,505717
2+ Races43039180
Hispanic41236298
Other Race1249233
Native American772210
Asian593120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 90.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.9%.

Anniston Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$32,739$37,578$28,419
Less Than 9th Grade$25,633$27,739$25,115
High School Graduate$29,710$31,160$25,606
Some College$29,301$37,168$23,716
Bachelors Degree$57,748$78,047$33,295
Graduate Degree$62,670$76,250$56,767

$32,739

Average Earnings

$37,578

Average Male

$28,419

Average Female

Anniston Earnings by Educational Attainment

Anniston Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Anniston Language

97.71% of Anniston residents speak only English, while 2.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Anniston Language

Anniston Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black10,6323,39631.94%
White8,63590710.5%
Multiple71621229.61%
Hispanic7597910.41%
Other2144822.43%

22.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.81%

Male Poverty Rate

24.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anniston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Black, with 31.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Hispanic, with 10.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.74%.

Anniston Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.37%
High School24.18%
Some College20.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.5%

Anniston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.99%
Male Unemployed37.58%
Female Employed10.26%
Male Employed5.67%

Anniston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Anniston Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$45,642$66,400
Families$64,070$88,819
Married Families$94,839$-999,999,999
Non Families$25,315$36,805

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Anniston Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Anniston Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Anniston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Anniston Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Anniston Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,975

Number of Veterans

1,768

Male Veterans

207

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam865
Second Gulf War512
First Gulf War438
Korea42
World War II14

Anniston Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74527
75+447
35 to 54424
55 to 64397
18 to 34180

Anniston Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,07013.18%
Black87210.68%
2+ Races336.35%
Hispanic265.74%

Anniston Veterans by Race

Anniston Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anniston Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.8%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Anniston Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Anniston Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Anniston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.11%

Born in Anniston

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.42%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Anniston residents were born in the United States, with 67.11% having been born in Alabama. 0.42% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,023-166-0.82%
202820,189-165-0.81%
202720,354-166-0.81%
202620,520-165-0.8%
202520,685-166-0.8%
202420,851-165-0.79%
202321,016-166-0.78%
202221,182-161-0.75%
202121,343-170-0.79%
202021,5132070.97%
201921,306-219-1.02%
201821,525-206-0.95%
201721,731-161-0.74%
201621,892-177-0.8%
201522,069-174-0.78%
201422,243-173-0.77%
201322,416-181-0.8%
201222,597-199-0.87%
201122,796-149-0.65%
201022,945-1,331-5.48%
200024,276-2,347-8.82%
199026,623-2,512-8.62%
198029,135-2,398-7.6%
197031,533-2,124-6.31%
196033,6572,5918.34%
195031,0665,54321.72%
194025,5233,17814.22%
193022,3454,61126%
192017,7344,94038.61%
191012,7943,09931.96%
19009,695-303-3.03%
18909,99800%
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Anniston Population by Year