Opelika Lee County, Alabama

Opelika: City in Alabama

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Location of Opelika on Alabama map.

About

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 31,135 inhabitants.

The city was created 167 years ago in 1853.

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

Geography

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

Opelika map

Weather

Opelika forecast: A slight chance of rain showers after 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 20%. more

Opelika Quick Facts

Population : 31,135 (2020)
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 : 12:25:20 (21st October 2021)
Population growth : 14.96% (2010-2020)
Weather : 75℉ Slight Chance Rain Showers 7-days weather

Demographics

The population of Opelika increased by 14.96% in 10 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
2020 31,135 0.73% estimation process

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

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Local Places in Opelika

1 Opelika Mayor's Office
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2 Opelika City Hall

Address: 204 S 7th St, Opelika, AL 36801 ➦ Show Map

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Opelika City Hall

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.

  • Monzavous Edwards (Nigerian sprinter of American descent) he was born in 07/05/1981
  • Grayson Capps he was born in 17/04/1967
  • Morris Finley (American basketball player) he was born in 02/08/1981
  • Erick Strickland (American basketball player) he was born in 25/11/1973
  • C. C. Torbert, Jr. (American politician) he was born in 31/08/1929
  • J. Curry Street (American physicist) he was born in 05/05/1906
  • Jason Roberts (guitarist, pianist and vocalist) he was born in 10/02/1982
  • Jimmy Stewart (American baseball player) he was born in 11/06/1939
  • Joe Beckwith (American baseball player) he was born in 28/01/1955
  • Lardarius Webb (American football player) he was born in 12/10/1985
  • LeMarcus Rowell (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 10/12/1982
  • Melvin Oliver (Player of American football) he was born in 25/07/1983
  • Mike Kolen (American former football player) he was born in 31/01/1948
  • Rob Penny (American playwright, poet, activist, professor) he was born in 06/08/1941
  • Rod Lindsey (Major League Baseball player) he was born in 28/01/1976
  • Roy Lee Jackson (American baseball player) he was born in 01/05/1954
  • Sharon Warren (American actress) she was born in 28/03/1975
  • T. J. Jackson (American football player) he was born in 12/12/1983

Schools in Opelika

College & universities near Opelika, AL

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, AL

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

Post offices near Opelika

Post Office Name City ZIP
Opelika Post Office Opelika (AL) 36801

Other places with the same name (1)

Other cities in Lee County

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

City Name Population Title
Auburn 68,343 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
City of Auburn 60,258 City in Lee County, Alabama, USA
Smiths Station 5,804 Town in Lee County, Alabama, United States
Loachapoka 184 Town
Aubrey 170 Town in Lee County, Arkansas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Opelika distances to largest Alabama cities