Anniston, AL

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Population

22,097

1.53% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$32,070

5.01% growth

Poverty Rate

29.5%


Number of Employees

7,764

1.85% decline

Median Property Value

$95,700

2.84% decline

About

In 2017, Anniston, AL had a population of 22.1k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $32,070. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Anniston, AL declined from 22,441 to 22,097, a -1.53% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,539 to $32,070, a 5.01% increase.

The population of Anniston, AL is 48.4% Black or African American Alone, 44.1% White Alone, and 3.34% Two or More Races. 4.57% of the people in Anniston, AL speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Anniston, AL is $95,700, and the homeownership rate is 57.1%. Most people in Anniston, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Anniston, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Anniston, AL employs 7.76k people. The largest industries in Anniston, AL are Manufacturing (1,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,450 people), and Retail Trade (894 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($59,211), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,914), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,132).

Median household income in Anniston, AL is $32,070. Males in Anniston, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Anniston, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,070

2017 value

± $3,233

5.01%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Anniston, AL have a median annual income of $32,070, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,539 in 2016, which represents a 5.01% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Anniston, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Anniston, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Anniston, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anniston, AL was Census Tract 9 with a value of $50,051, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $27,161 and $15,781.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anniston, AL (6.24k out of 21.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    4,322 ± 450

  2. White

    1,482 ± 270

  3. Two Or More

    395 ± 155

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anniston, AL is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.76k

2017 Value

± 592

-1.85%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anniston, AL declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 7.91k employees to 7.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anniston, AL, are Production Occupations (1,296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (937 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (918 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anniston, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Anniston, AL, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,296 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (937 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Anniston, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.88 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.81 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Anniston, AL, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($78,929), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,648), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,388).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.76k

2017 Value

± 592

-1.85%

1 Year decline

± 10.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anniston, AL declined at a rate of -1.85%, from 7.91k employees to 7.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anniston, AL, are Manufacturing (1,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,450 people), and Retail Trade (894 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anniston, AL, though some of these residents may live in Anniston, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Anniston, AL, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,646 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,450 people), and Retail Trade (894 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Anniston, AL has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.09 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.77 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Anniston, AL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($59,211), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,914), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,132).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.4% of the population of Anniston, AL has health coverage, with 28.6% on employee plans, 24.1% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 2.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Anniston, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Anniston, AL see 1535 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1185 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1535 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Alabama see an average of 1535 patients per year. This represents a 1.1% decrease from the previous year (1552 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.6%

Uninsured

28.6%

Employer Coverage

24.1%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

17%

Non-Group

2.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anniston, AL declined by 10.8% from 13% to 11.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Anniston, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

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Diversity

Anniston, AL is home to a population of 22.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.44% of Anniston, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Anniston, AL is composed of 10.7k Black or African American Alone residents (48.4%), 9.75k White Alone residents (44.1%), 738 Two or More Races residents (3.34%), 452 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.05%), 430 Asian Alone residents (1.95%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0679%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0498%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Anniston, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (400 speakers), Thai (190 speakers), and German (92 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Anniston, AL was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Anniston, AL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Anniston, AL residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.44%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.75%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.44% of Anniston, AL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Anniston, AL was 1.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Anniston, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Anniston, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Anniston, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Anniston, AL was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    10.7k ± 622

  2. White Alone

    9.75k ± 554

  3. Two or More Races

    738 ± 282

In 2017, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American Alone residents (10.7k people) in Anniston, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.75k White Alone and 738 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Anniston, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    400 speakers (1.89%)

  2. Thai

    190 speakers (0.898%)

  3. German

    92 speakers (0.435%)

4.57% of Anniston, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Anniston, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.89% of the overall population of Anniston, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.898% speak Thai and 0.435% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    848 ± 172

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    396 ± 136

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    379 ± 148

Anniston, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anniston, AL was $95,700 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,500 to $95,700, a 2.84% decrease. The homeownership rate in Anniston, AL is 57.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Anniston, AL have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Anniston, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$32,070

Median Household Income

± $3,233

9.59k

Number of Households

± 630

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.59k households in Anniston, AL grew to $32,070 from the previous year's value of $30,539.

The following chart displays the households in Anniston, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$95,700

2017 Median

± $5,312

$98,500

2016 Median

± $6,319

In 2017, the median property value in Anniston, AL declined from to $95,700 from the previous year's value of $98,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Anniston, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anniston, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Anniston, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Anniston, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.1%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.1% of the housing units in Anniston, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Anniston, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anniston, AL have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.84% of the workforce in Anniston, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.13%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Anniston, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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