AL

National Population : 333,590,059
Alabama State Population : 5,207,608

About Opelika, AL

Opelika, AL is located in Lee County in the state of Alabama.

The total City Population for Opelika is about 30,908 with about 202 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 46,903.

The Average Home Value is $133,350.00, which is roughly 14% higher than the Average Home Value of $115,084.00 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 29% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $44,371.00, which is roughly 1% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $43,882.00 for the state of Alabama, and roughly 23% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Opelika is about 5.9%.

Alabama is ranked #49 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 10.63 out of 100.

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Voting

Lee County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 34.02% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 59.09%
Democratic: 38.99%
Other: 1.91%


Nearby Locations

Auburn, AL (6.00 mi.)
Cusseta, AL (11.58 mi.)
Salem, AL (11.83 mi.)
Waverly, AL (13.24 mi.)
Valley, AL (16.53 mi.)
Notasulga, AL (17.23 mi.)
Lanett, AL (17.78 mi.)
Smiths Sta, AL (17.92 mi.)
Smiths Station, AL (17.92 mi.)
Smiths, AL (17.92 mi.)
Lafayette, AL (17.97 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 36801, 36804
Latitude : 32.683322
Longitude : -85.403409
TimeZone : Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 701 ft.
Area Code(s) : 334

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.56
Male Population Estimate : 40.25%
Female Population Estimate : 43.06%
Median Age : 36.2
Male Median Age : 35.2
Female Median Age : 37.1

White Population Estimate : 49.54%
Black Population Estimate : 31.04%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 2.97%
Asian Population Estimate : 1.37%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.16%
Indian Population Estimate : 0.62%
Other Population Estimate : 1.80%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Opelika specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Lee County: About 8 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Lee County: About 416 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Lee County is about 52% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 31% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.