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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$596
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Anniston Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    2,711
    283
  • Murder
    32
    6
  • Rape
    197
    41
  • Robbery
    392
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,206
    500
  • Theft
    3,999
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    504
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,539
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%
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Anniston is a small town in foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The views are amazing! You could spend a day visiting the Anniston Museum of Natural History or the Longleaf Botanical Gardens. You could hike the trails of Coldwater Mountain, or spend the day soaking in Coldwater Creek. Lots of natural beauty here! If I could change anything about Anniston it would be we have a lot of run down empty business areas. They need to be demolished and more natural beauty restored in their place. They make an eyesore in such a beautiful area. All in all it's still a place I love to call "home".
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Anniston is a small town in Alabama. It is about an hour and a half drive from Birmingham, AL. One of the great things about Anniston is it's homey environment. The good experience is that I got a chance to create bonds and make life time friends. The negative experience is there are scarce jobs opportunities, barely any establishments, and poor entertainment. I also dislike that there isn't any programs or assistance for single parents in the city. For Anniston to see improvement then they would need to begin building new businesses, bring in more entertainment, get better job placement services, and create programs for single parents to get assistance. There are many different things that Anniston can do to help change or save a life and maintain families.
I currently work in Anniston, AL. There are plenty of jobs available, and there are several things to do to pass time. However, crime rates are very high, especially in comparison to the size of the town. As a community, we need to work together to make Anniston a safer place!