Opelika Lee County, Alabama

Opelika: City in Alabama

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Location of Opelika on Alabama map.


Opelika is a city located in the county of Lee in the U.S. state of Alabama. Its population at the 2010 census was 26,477. After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 30,908 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1853.


Opelika is located at 32°38'43"N 85°22'42"W (32.6454100, -85.3782800).

Railroad Avenue Historic District Opelika Alabama image
Railroad Avenue Historic District Opelika Alabama


Opelika forecast: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny. High near 92, with temperatures falling to around 87 in the afternoon. North wind 0 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. more

Railroad Avenue Historic District Opelika Alabama image

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Opelika Quick Facts

Population : 30,908 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Alabama (United States)
County : Lee County
Postal code : 36801–36804
Phone Area Codes : 334
Water as percent of area : 1.52%
Land as percent of area : 98.48%
Altitude : 807 feet / 246 meters
Capital city : Opelika is capital of Lee County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (167 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 16:19:37 (27th July 2021)
Population growth : 14.34% (2010-2019)
Weather : 92℉ Showers And Thunderstorms Likely 7-days weather


The population of Opelika increased by 14.34% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 26,477 - census
2011 27,488 3.68% estimation process
2012 28,141 2.32% estimation process
2013 28,715 2% estimation process
2014 29,133 1.43% estimation process
2015 29,487 1.2% estimation process
2016 29,864 1.26% estimation process
2017 30,309 1.47% estimation process
2018 30,626 1.04% estimation process
2019 30,908 0.91% estimation process

Opelika zip code is 36801. County name: Lee, County fips: 01081

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People born in Opelika (29)

People born in Opelika, including Alabama Republican politician William Louis Dickinson, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient Robert L. Howard, football linebacker Will Herring, you can see a list of people who born in Opelika.


College & universities near Opelika

Code Name City ZIP
100858 Auburn University Auburn (AL) 36849
138868 Point University West Point (GA) 31833
102377 Tuskegee University Tuskegee (AL) 36088-1920

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Opelika

Code Name Address Type
MGM Montgomery, AL 950 West South Boulevard BUS
ATN Anniston 126 West 4th St RAIL

Other cities in Lee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lee County , AL.

City Name Population Title
Auburn 66,259 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
City of Auburn 60,258 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
Smiths Station 5,391 Town in Lee County, Alabama, United States
Loachapoka 198 Town
Aubrey 170 Town in Lee County, Arkansas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Opelika distances to largest Alabama cities

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