Anniston, Alabama

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Anniston
Downtown Anniston in 2012
Downtown Anniston in 2012
Nickname(s): 
The Model City
Location of Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Location of Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Anniston is located in Alabama
Anniston
Anniston
Location of Anniston in Calhoun County, Alabama.
Anniston is located in the United States
Anniston
Anniston
Anniston (the United States)
Anniston is located in North America
Anniston
Anniston
Anniston (North America)
Coordinates: 33°39′40″N 85°50′00″W / 33.66111°N 85.83333°W / 33.66111; -85.83333Coordinates: 33°39′40″N 85°50′00″W / 33.66111°N 85.83333°W / 33.66111; -85.83333
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyCalhoun
SettledApril 1872
IncorporatedJuly 3, 1883
Government
 • MayorJack Draper
Area
 • City45.90 sq mi (118.87 km2)
 • Land45.83 sq mi (118.69 km2)
 • Water0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Elevation
719 ft (219 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City21,564
 • Density470.57/sq mi (181.69/km2)
 • Metro
116,736 (US: 327th)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
36201-36207
Area code256
FIPS code01-01852
GNIS feature ID0159066
Websitewww.annistonal.gov

Anniston is a city in, and county seat of, Calhoun County in the state of Alabama, United States. According to 2019 Census estimates, the city had a population of 21,287.[2]

Chemical cleanup[change | change source]

In 2002, an investigation by 60 minutes[3] showed Anniston was among the most toxic cities in the country. The main source of local contamination was a Monsanto chemical factory, which was closed.

Notable Residents and Former Residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  3. "Toxic Secret". 60 Minutes. August 31, 2003. CBS.