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Community Details
Community Name: Anniston County: Calhoun MSA: Anniston-Oxford, AL
Latitude: 33.663003 Longitude: -85.826664
Area of State: Central Other cities in county:
Population and Income Estimates
City County
(2013) Population estimate: 22810 116800
(2010) Population: 23106 118572
(2000) Population: 24276 112249
(2013) Age breakdown
0 - 20: 5812 32030
21 - 64: 12838 66752
65 - over: 4160 18018
(2013) Median Age: 40 38
(2013) No. of households: 9776 46538
(2013) Income
Avg. household: 47055 50743
Median household: 30210 37600
Per capita:
(2013) Population within 30 miles: 308104 310827
(2013) Daytime Population: 21611 51967

Source: Nielsen; U.S. Census Bureau
Note: 2000 and 2010 population number reflect U.S. Census totals. All other numbers are Nielsen estimates and projections. Per Capita Income estimate is not available for year 2013.
Transportation
  Highways Distance from city to
  Interstates in county:   I-20,
  Federal highways in county:   431,
  Distance from city to nearest interstate:   5 miles
Atlanta   89 miles Mobile   316 miles
Birmingham   64 miles Montgomery   149 miles
Huntsville   105 miles Nashville   230 miles
Jacksonville   435 miles New Orleans   395 miles
Memphis   298 miles Savannah   338 miles
Source: MapQuest, Inc.
Note: Distances reflect standard driving routes.

  Aviation
Commercial Air Service General Aviation Service
Nearest commercial air service: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Nearest general aviation facility: Anniston Metropolitan Airport
Location: Birmingham, AL Location: Anniston
Distance from city to: 55 miles Distance from city to: 7 miles
Runway length: 12002 feet Runway length: 7000 feet
Number of daily flights: 50 Lighted: Yes
Carriers: Southwest Airlines, American Airlines
United Airlines, Delta Airlines
US Airways
Tiedowns: Yes
  Hangers: Yes
  ILS: Yes
  Repair service: Yes
 
Source: EDPA Survey of Commercial Airports; Alabama Department of Transportation Aeronautics Bureau; www.dot.state.al.us; Airnav.com

  Rail
  Railroads serving county:   CSX Transportation,  Norfolk Southern,
 
Source: Alabama Department of Transportation Intermodal Division, www.dot.state.al.us
County Labor Analysis
   (2012) Labor Force
Civilian labor force number: 52372 Annual employment number: 48406
Annual unemployment number: 3966 Annual unemployment rate: 7.6 %

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Note: Numbers reflect 2012 annual averages

(****) County Employment by Industry (****) County Wages by Industry
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State & Local Government: *
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Finance & Insurance: *
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing: *
Health Care & Social Assistance: *
Accomodation & Food Services: *
Prof, Tech & Business Services: *
State & Local Government: *
Other: *

Source: Alabama Department of Labor; http://labor.alabama.gov
Note: *Due to changes in data provided by ADIR some fields are empty. We are working to make structual changes to accommodate these changes. Information can be obtained through http://www2.labor.alabama.gov/cew/2012/Annual/

   (2010) Workforce Commuting Patterns (2013) County Population 25+ by Educational Attainment
County Residents Working in the County: 21797
County Residents Working outside the County: 15783
Top Five Counties Receiving Workers
1: Talladega
2: Jefferson
3: Etowah
4: Madison
5: St. Clair
Mean Travel Time to Work: 22.1 mins.
Outside Residents Working in County: 18013
Top Five Counties Sending Workers
1: Talladega
2: Etowah
3: Jefferson
4: Cleburne
5: St. Clair

Source: Source: U.S. Census Bureau, OnTheMap Application and LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics; Mean Travel Time - 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Graduate/Professional degree: 5.4 %
Bachelor degree: 9.8 %
Associate degree: 7.3 %
Some college, no degree: 22 %
High school graduate/GED: 34.3 %
9-12th grade (no diploma): 11.8 %
Less than 9th grade: 9.4 %

Source: Nielsen

 
  Major Employers in Calhoun County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
Anniston Army Depot Military Equipment 5202
Calhoun County School System Education (K-12) 1400
N.E. Alabama Regional Medical Center Hospital 1300
Jacksonville State University University 1108
North American Bus Industries Transit Buses 750
Center for Domestic Preparedness First Responder Training 740
Oxford City School System Education (K-12) 536
Alabama Power-Eastern Division Utility 474
Federal Mogul Corporation Automotive Parts 464
Ft. McClellan Army National Guard Training Center Military installation 358
 
Source: Local economic development contacts

 
  Major Manufacturing Employers in Calhoun County (download this information in excel)
 
Name Product # Employees
Anniston Army Depot Military Equipment 5202
North American Bus Industries Transit Buses 750
Federal Mogul Corporation Automotive Parts 464
General Dynamics Land Systems Military Vehicles 300
FabArc Steel Structural steel 285
BAE Systems Defense contractor 276
IAC Injection molding parts 269
Honeywell Aerospace Services Repair and Overhaul Commercial Airline Components 265
Union Foundry Ductile, Iron, Water main Fittings 242
Lee Brass Company Castings for plumbing, industrial, marine and OEM's 230
 
Source: Local economic development contacts
Education
   (2010-2011) K-12 Information
School System Serving City: Anniston City Schools
# of elementary: 6
# of middle: 2
# of junior high: 1
# of high: 2
System enrollment: 2251
Spending per pupil: $10363.27

Source: Alabama Department of Education; www.alsde.edu
Note: Detailed information on Alabama’s public school systems and individual schools can be accessed on the Alabama Department of Education website; http://www.alsde.edu/Home/Reports/ReportsBySite.aspx

A school with multiple grade levels may be represen
Post-Secondary Information
(Institutions located in county and contiguous Alabama counties)
Two-year colleges serving area:
Central Alabama Comm College Childersburg Campus
Gadsden State Comm College
Gadsden State Comm College Ayers Campus
Gadsden State Comm College E. Broad Street Campus
Gadsden State Comm College Valley Street Campus
Jefferson State Community College @ Moody
Jefferson State Community College @ Pell City
Four-year colleges serving area:
Jacksonville State University
Talladega College

Source: Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Note: Information on Alabama’s two and four year colleges can be found on the Commission’s website http://www.ache.state.al.us/Colleges&Universities/InstitutionalMap.htm
Tax Structure
   (2011) General tax Structure
 
  Ad Valorem Tax
    Alabama has a state property tax rate of 6.5 mills (3 mills for education). Both county and city can levy property tax. All real and personal business property is assessed at 20% of fair market value. Details.

 
  Other Business Related Taxes
City County
(Inside City Limits)
County
(Outside Incorporated Areas)
State
Sales Tax General Rate 5 % 1 % 3 % 4 %
Use Tax General Rate 5 % 1 % 3 % 4 %
Sales Tax on Mfg. Machinery 0.5 % 0.25 % 2.25 % 1.5 %
Use Tax on Mfg. Machinery 0.5 % 2.25 % 1.5 %
Occupational Tax % %

Source: Alabama Department of Revenue; www.ador.state.al.us
Note: Information on business-related taxes is available on the Alabama Department of Revenue website at www.ador.state.al.us/bus.html. Construction materials are taxed at the general rate. Inventories and goods-in-proce
Utilities
Supplier(s) to city: Distributor(s) to city:
Electricity: Alabama Power Company Alabama Power Company
Natural Gas: Southern Natural Gas Alabama Gas Corporation
Provider(s) to city: Source Type:
Water: Anniston Water & Sewer Surface Water
Sewer: Anniston Water & Sewer
Telecommunications: AT&T

Source: Alabama Department of Environmental Management http://www.adem.state.al.us; EDPA survey of utilities.
Note: Capacities vary from station to station.
Climate
Temperature
Annual average: 62° F January Average: 43° F July Average: 80° F
Altitude above sea level: 740 feet Precipitation (Annual Average Rainfall): 54 inches

Source: National Climatic Data Center; US Geological Survey; US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Governance
Type Government
City: Council-Manager County: County Commission

Source: Alabama League of Municipalities
Note: Additional information can be found on the Alabama League of Municipalities’ website at www.alalm.org/directory_by_municipality.htm
Community Amenities
Number of hospitals: 4 Number of hotels & other lodging: 43
Number of beds: 590 Number of financial institutions: 121
Number of daily newspapers: 1 Number of retail establishments: 858
Number of non-daily newspapers: 2 Number of service establishments: 1841
Number of libraries: 6

Source: State Health Planning and Development Agency; Alabama Press Association; Nielsen