Anniston, AL has a population of 22,441 and is the 1,938th largest city in the United States. The population density is 492 per sq mi which is 435% higher than the Alabama average and 443% higher than the national average. The median age in Anniston is 42 which is approximately 9% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Anniston, 52% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 74% of Anniston residents were born in Alabama, 23% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.