A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Anniston ...
When the people of Anniston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Annistonian<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Anniston has a population of 21,770 people<2> (see below for details).
Anniston was established in 1872.
The community of Anniston is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Anniston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Anniston (for example, toward Tallapoosa (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Area codes for Anniston: (256) & (938)<4>
The ZIP codes for Anniston: 36201-36202, 36204-36207<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anniston had a population of 23,106 people (which is 19.49% of the total population of Calhoun County). This makes Anniston the county's most populous community.
The population of Anniston represents 0.48% of the population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 22nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 23,106 people, the population of Anniston decreased 4.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 24,276 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Anniston had an population of 21,770 people. This is a decrease of 5.78% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.32% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anniston.
Communities near Anniston ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Anniston and not the distance if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anniston.
Communities Also Named Anniston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Anniston - they are located in Missouri and New Mexico.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anniston.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anniston:
Websites for Anniston ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anniston ...
Looking for more information about Anniston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Anniston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Anniston.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anniston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/
The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019