Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area AL Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 160,403
Daytime Population: Workers 58,663
Daytime Population: Residents 88,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 147,544
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 155,463
Population in Familes 115,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,940
Population Density2 264
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $43,830
Average Household Income $61,781
Per Capita Income $24,835


Total Housing Units 70,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36,918 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 26,685 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,894 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $168,622
Average Home Value $210,644


Total Households 63,603
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 37,747
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.87% 1.68%
Households 1.85% 1.72%
Families 1.58% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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