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Welcome to Anniston ...
Anniston was established in 1872.
When the people of Anniston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Annistonian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Anniston has a population of 21,306 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Anniston is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.
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).
Telephone area codes for Anniston: (256) and (938)<5>
The ZIP codes for Anniston: 36201-36202, 36204-36207<6>
Websites for Anniston ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.calhounchamber.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Anniston, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Anniston had an population of 21,306 people. This is a decrease of 7.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.23% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Anniston had a population of 23,106 people (or 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Anniston.
Communities Also Named Anniston ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
Communities near Anniston ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anniston.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anniston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anniston.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anniston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anniston.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anniston. Our list includes 34 papers. See our Newspapers Page 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.
Adding Anniston to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Anniston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Anniston was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Anniston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Anniston.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023