The City of Opelika had a population of 28,948 as of July 1, 2016. Opelika ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Opelika is located at latitude 32.6607 and longitude -85.3789 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Opelika (see map below) encompass a land area of 59.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.92 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.
The City of Opelika (GNIS ID: 2404435) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Opelika is located within Auburn-Opelika Division of Lee County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Opelika population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Opelika: Big Swamp, Opelikan, Opillaka, Owls Roost.
|Population in Households||28,358|
|Population in Familes||23,321|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||590|
|Average Household Size||2.5|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||12,649 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,870 (54.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,464 (35.3%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,314 (10.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$146,580|
|Average Home Value||$184,072|
|Median Household Income||$38,597|
|Average Household Income||$55,217|
|Per Capita Income||$21,770|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.09%|
|Per Capita Income||1.43%|
The table below compares Opelika to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 17||97th|
|Population Density1||# 149||74th|
|Diversity Index2||# 20||97th|
|Median Household Income||# 259||56th|
|Per Capita Income||# 199||66th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.