Anniston, Alabama Population 2020

21,223

Anniston is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 21,223, it is the 28th largest city in Alabama and the 1763rd largest city in the United States. Anniston is currently declining at a rate of -0.81% annually and its population has decreased by -8.15% 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 464 people per square mile.

The average household income in Anniston is $58,316 with a poverty rate of 29.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $631 per month, and the median house value is $96,900. The median age in Anniston is 41.3 years, 37.6 years for males, and 43.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.4 males.

Anniston Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 52.05%
  • White: 42.65%
  • Two or more races: 3.34%
  • Asian: 1.69%
  • Other race: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Anniston, Alabama is 21,223, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 21,569.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,106.

Anniston, Alabama Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020113,503-387-0.34%
2019113,890-387-0.34%
2018114,277-387-0.34%
2017114,664-354-0.31%
2016115,018-518-0.45%
2015115,536-459-0.40%
2014115,995-546-0.47%
2013116,541-716-0.61%
2012117,257-540-0.46%
2011117,797-680-0.58%
2010118,4770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,41252.05%
White9,35142.65%
Two or More Races7333.34%
Asian3711.69%
Some Other Race400.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native170.08%

Anniston Population Pyramid 2020

Anniston Median Age

41.3


Total

37.6


Male

43.9


Female

Anniston Adults

There are 17,337 adults, (4,493 of whom are seniors) in Anniston.

Anniston Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Anniston Sex Ratio

Female

11,957

54.54%

Male

9,967

45.46%

Anniston Households and Families

Anniston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Anniston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All58.9%41.1%
Non Family52.5%47.5%
Female40.5%59.5%
Male19.7%80.3%

58.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,3402.2458.9
Non Family3,5951.1352.5
Married3,0882.7985.4
Female2,1943.0640.5
Male4633.2819.7

2.81

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

7.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Anniston Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7244.68%
9th to 12th Grade1,87212.09%
High School Graduate4,89131.59%
Some College3,79724.52%
Associates Degree1,0236.61%
Bachelors Degree1,57010.14%
Graduate Degree1,60710.38%

Anniston Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,4576,5292,038
Black7,3795,808847
Asian258217201
Multiple Races25723565
Hispanic1409819
Other Race296
Native American17177

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 77.91%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,348$34,235$22,301
Less Than High School$11,998$$9,500
High School Grad$23,500$31,033$20,038
Some College$26,250$33,460$21,521
Bachelors Degree$40,846$63,088$29,191
Graduate Degree$56,895$71,950$52,000

$27,348

Average Earnings

$34,235

Average Male

$22,301

Average Female

Anniston Language

Anniston Language by Age

Anniston Language

97.02% of Anniston residents speak only English, while 2.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.11% of the population.

Anniston Poverty

Anniston Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,0794,58341.37%
White8,5731,07012.48%
Multiple68238155.87%
Hispanic2508835.20%
Other401025.00%
Native171058.82%
Asian37161.62%

29.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.12%

Male Poverty Rate

30.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Anniston

The race most likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Native, with 58.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Anniston is Asian, with 1.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.86%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School41.48%
High School23.04%
Some College21.53%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed64.57%
Male Unemployed56.12%
Female Employed20.32%
Male Employed8.82%

Anniston Income

Anniston Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,688$58,316
Families$42,623$73,818
Married Families$69,898-
Non Families$20,623$30,852

Anniston Marital Status

Anniston Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Anniston Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Anniston Marital Status by Race

Anniston Veterans

2,247

Number of Veterans

2,000

Male Veterans

247

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam949
First Gulf War465
Second Gulf War430
Korea124
World War II70
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,12414.03%
Black1,06212.40%
2 or More5119.32%
Hispanic3618.18%
Indian1058.82%

$Anniston Veterans by Education

12.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Anniston Employment Status

50.5%

Labor Force Participation

43.7%

Employment Rate

11.6%

Unemployment Rate

Anniston Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

73.60%

Born in Alabama

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.75% of Anniston residents were born in the United States, with 73.60% having been born in Alabama. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,223-173-0.81%
201921,396-173-0.80%
201821,569-182-0.84%
201721,751-173-0.79%
201621,924-179-0.81%
201522,103-178-0.80%
201422,281-176-0.78%
201322,457-183-0.81%
201222,640-201-0.88%
201122,841-207-0.90%
201023,048-1,228-0.52%
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%