Opelika Lee County, Alabama

Opelika: City in Alabama

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 168 years ago in 1853.

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 (168 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 16:30:58 (24th May 2022)
Population growth : 14.96% (2010-2020)
Opelika locator map
Location of Opelika on Alabama map.
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

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

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 30,908
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 26,491
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 16.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 30,995
April 1, 2010 Population : 26,477
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.6%
People over 65 (%) : 14.3%
Female persons, % : 52.2%
White only, percent : 52.3%
Black or African American alone, percent : 42.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 3.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 2.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 3.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 49.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,570
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 3.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.9%

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

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $151,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,162
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $334
2015-2019 median gross rent : $753
2015-2019 Households : 11,866
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.50
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 94,432
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 425,733
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 725,191
2012 total retail sales per capita : $26,063
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $48,459
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,298
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,856
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,564
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 976
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 993
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,643
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 241
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,298
2010 population per square mile : 444.3
2010 land area in square miles : 59.59
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 64.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $151,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,162
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $334
2015-2019 median gross rent : $753
2015-2019 Households : 11,866
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.50
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 6.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 90.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 29.7%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 9.6%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 9.2%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.6%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 94,432
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 425,733
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 725,191
2012 total retail sales per capita : $26,063
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $48,459
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,298
Percentage of people living in poverty : 15.6%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,856
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,564
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 976
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 993
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,643
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 241
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,298
2010 population per square mile : 444.3
2010 land area in square miles : 59.59

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, .

List

  • 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 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