Anniston, Alabama 

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Anniston is a city located in Calhoun County, Alabama. With a population of 23,106 people, it is one of two county seats for the county and includes part of nearby Fort McClellan military base. Anniston offers access to public parks such as Cane Creek Park and Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail as well as several museums like Berman Museum of World History. Small town complex / Military town - Northeast Alabama between Birmingham and Atlanta, Georgia.
State: Alabama
County: Calhoun County
Metro Area: Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville Metro Area
City: Anniston
Zip Codes: 36207 36201 36205
Cost of Living: -23.5% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 630 ft above sea level

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Anniston is an unremarkable town now known for the Anniston Army Depot and the Talladega Superspeedway, both nearby. The army depot is the mainstay of the economy and nearby Talladega Mountain provides recreation opportunities. At one time, the area was a planned company town, and later a health resort, and there is still some historic interest in town. Oxford is a smaller tow n south of Anniston located on the east-west I-20, and its location on the freeway has brought some new development and commercial growth. Cost of living profile is attractive, but is overshadowed in overall ranking and scoring by the relative lack of other features and amenities.


The unemployment rate in Anniston is 6.1% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Anniston jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Anniston's cost of living is 23.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Anniston's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Anniston, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Calhoun county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.8% to 29.8%. More Voting Stats

Anniston's population is 21,455 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 5.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 23.7 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Anniston is Real Estate: $120,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.3%.

Anniston public schools spend $11,835 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Anniston. More Education

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It's a good time to buy in Anniston. Home Appreciation is up 12.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Anniston is $120,400.
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Reviews for Anniston   6 Reviews
city limits - 8/6/2013
Live within anniston city limits in my grandparents old house. Neighborhood has housing projects twoo blocks away. Primary residents are African American. Lot of... Read More

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nice cost of living - 8/26/2009
Anniston is your typical small, rural alabama town. Last I heard the city was around 20,000 or so; the whole of calhoun county around 100,000. Cost of living is low,... Read More

Anniston/Oxford Area - 4/18/2007
I've been in the area for a couple of years and overall the area is not that bad. The city of Oxford is growing and many new businesses have recently opened (Target,... Read More

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