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Welcome to Anniston ...

The city of Anniston is located in Calhoun County and is the County Seat for Calhoun County.

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>.

Community   2017
Chinnabee - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
De Armanville   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Edwardsville   [Map]   198   E   18 miles [29 km]
Heflin   [Map]   3,425   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,612   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lincoln   [Map]   6,664   W   18 miles [29 km]

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.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anniston. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anniston. Our list includes 34 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anniston:

Websites for Anniston ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

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:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Anniston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Anniston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anniston.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anniston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Anniston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Anniston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Anniston includes: 36201, 36204, 36205, 36206 & 36207.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anniston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anniston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Anniston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anniston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6585, Longitude: -85.8267     [Map].

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