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Anniston is a city in Calhoun County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Annie's Town, named for Annie Scott Tyler, wife of railroad president Alfred L. Tyler.
The latitude of Anniston is 33.659N. The longitude is -85.831W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,750.
Civil rights activists arriving as part of the Freedom Ride effort were attacked and their bus was burned here in 1961.
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5% of Anniston residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Anniston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Anniston was $18,769, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Anniston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Anniston include Downtown Anniston Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Anniston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $280. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $757.
Libraries in Anniston include Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library, Carver Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Anniston include Anniston Star
TV stations in Anniston include WJSU.
Calhoun County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Anniston political report.
The average commute time for Anniston workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Anniston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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